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Language of the Universe is a documentary web series looking at the unique ways people are exploring Music throughout the world.

For the last 2 years, I traveled solo across North America and played piano on the streets of 53 cities, 8 National Parks and with hundreds of people.

But not only that. I put 100% of my focus into:

  • Photography,
  • Shooting my own videos,
  • Organizing and Video editing,
  • Driving, 
  • Writing, 
  • Recording my music, 
  • Building a web site, 
  • Pushing a 450 lb piano, 
  • Playing piano, 
  • Finding a place to sleep, etc...

This was Serious work!

Help us raise the funds so we can build a Crew to create a web show about the Power of Music.

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The Mission

To embark on our 4th expedition of the Americas, this time exploring the people and music of Mexico and Central America and to create a web series documenting the adventure. We will focus on the theme of Music in society and finding the importance of music in people's lives.

We will be making music with people from all over the world and document the way Music acts as the Language of the Universe.

Piano Across America is a project conceived by Dotan Negrin in search of a way to follow what is truly meaningful in his life: To Make music, Travel, and Meet people.

It was never intended to become what it is today:

A Video Series about the adventures of traveling on a tight budget and exploring Music and musicians of different areas of the World.

This web series is an idea that came together from the events of the last 3 road trips that we completed. (See below for more info)

We dont have any Producers, Executives, just a bunch of passionate people who believe in the power of music and the desire to inspire others to explore Music.

Breakdown of Funds

ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES WILL COME OUT OF MY POCKET! Every dollar we raise through Kickstarter will be matched with my personal funds.

This Kickstarter is aimed at raising the lowest amount necessary to do this well.

It is certainly possible for us to create something Extraordinary with very little.

However, if we happen to raise more than the goal, We would be able to take this project to new heights.

1. Equipment

       -Cameras and Camera gear

       -Microphones

       -Musical Instruments

2. Maintenance for Piano

       -Tuning

       -Repairs

3. Production Crew

       A. Camera man

       B. Video Editors

       C. Production Manager

       D. Sound Engineer

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The Route

We are planning to hit some major cities on the way down to Panama as well as tourist sites and National Parks.

The idea is to go to a city, meet the locals, and find Musicians to play with and talk Music.

Below are only a few of the places we will visit and we are also very flexible with our plans.

Click the map above to see an interactive map of our route.

  • New York City
  • Knoxville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Austin, TX
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Campeche, Mexico
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Mixco, Guatemala
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Managua, Nicaragua
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Panama City, Panama

Some of the Natural Wonders we will visit Are:

  • Tikal Mayan Pyramids in Guatemala
  • Lake Atitlan in Guatemala
  • Rio Platano Biosphere in Honduras
  • Darien National park in Panama
  • Ometepe in Nicaragua
  • The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica

Watch our CNN Wolf Blitzer National Press

The 3 Previous Roadtrips

The $2 Roadtrip:

The $2 Roadtrip
The $2 Roadtrip

Also, check out the $2 Roadtrip. Where we went on a 3500 mile roadtrip of the Northeast and Canada starting with only $2 and 1 gallon of gas.

Check out our videos from Last year: Youtube.com/PianoAcrossAmerica

The REWARDS:

The Stickers

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Stickers

The Poster- 11'' x 17''

Brando in the Desert Print

Brando in the Desert
Brando in the Desert

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Without a doubt, After experiencing 3 Solo Road Trips across North America, I am well qualified to make this happen...and make it truly amazing.

This is the next logical solution to the experiments and exploration that I've done in the last 2 years.

Looking back at the last 3 trips i took I have the skills and experience to do a roadtrip on nothing more than $2, a piano, and a car. I have learned to survive on very little if necessary and how to cope with the many problems that could occur on the road.

Of course, its important to be over prepared for this rather than under prepared.

There are present risks and dangers with traveling into Mexico and Central America and we have done plenty of research on how to deal with any sort of problem that may occur.

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