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Heather Houston is creating 2 new albums of original songs with Todd Boston, featuring her choir Yala Lati, and YOU if you so choose.
329 backers pledged $26,480 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello Friends! 

You can still pledge! We are stretching our goal to 28K so that we have enough resources to create the second album "Rising Strong." Feel free to jump on in! 

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I am happy to announce that Todd Boston and I are at it again! We are creating another work of art and beauty for you to enjoy! With Glenn Velez and Kevin DiNoto on percussion, and Yala Lati on back up vocals. 

If you feel inspired already, go ahead and choose a reward (to the right), make a pledge, and share the campaign far and wide. If you'd like to know more about the project, keep reading. 

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Sisters of the Moon is an album of original songs and chants with layers of harmonies and rhythms, featuring the voices of my women's choir Yala Lati. 

As I’m sure you can imagine, it takes a good amount of resources to put together a work of art such as this. So we are making this project a community effort, we are reaching out to YOU, our friends, fans, fellow singers and musicians to support us in the creation of this beautiful album. 

There are many ways that you can get involved in the project, from pre-ordering the album, to singing on it, to attending a private party, to signing up for my on-line course "The Art of Mindful Singing", to joining my Women's Song Leader Training, to having you and your business name featured in the liner notes as a sponsor. I hope you’ll make a pledge and join the fun! 

The funds will be used for: 

  • Recording, editing, mixing
  • Guest musicians 
  • Building rental for recording choir
  • Mastering
  • Photographer
  • Graphic designer and artist
  • Text editor
  • Videographer for music video of the songs "Sisters of the Moon" and "Rising Strong"
  • Manufacturing and duplication of album
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Kickstarter fees and taxes

If we raise more than $24,000:

  • Creation, editing and manufacturing of a Sisters of the Moon song book. 
  • A second album Rising Strong, which will be a collection of simple, uplifting songs that people love to sing in community. Production costs will be much lower for that one as it will be mainly my solo a cappella voice. 

(The song "Rising Strong" will be released as a single regardless)

The first 97 people to pledge $97 or more will receive a free download of all 5 of my previous albums. 

And YOU, my dear friend, are invited to sing on the album! Check out the "rewards" section. Men and children are invited to join on the increasingly popular "Rising Strong," and women are invited to sing on both "Rising Strong" and the title track of the album, "Sisters of the Moon."

Here's a link to a video of me singing "Rising Strong." I'm envisioning 150 plus people singing on this one!   

For the first year of sales, 10% of album proceeds will be donated to "Rising International," a Santa Cruz-based organization that trains women survivors of human trafficking and homelessness to run a socially conscious business that supports fellow survivors here and abroad. Meet the founder, Carmel Jud! 

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Exciting NEWS! Four time Grammy Award winner and world renowned frame drummer Glenn Velez said YES to playing on the "Sisters of the Moon" album! When I told my producerTodd Boston that I had a vision of a skilled frame-drummer playing on the album, he contacted Glenn, and it's a go! This is a dream come true as I have several new songs that call for some spirited percussion! Go check out his work and let me know what you think. 

We hope you'll support the creation of this beautiful work! Go to the "rewards" section and check out the fun ways that you can get involved. Make a pledge and invite your friends. The more friends you invite, the better! 

This is an all or nothing campaign... so let's go for it!   

Please give a listen to some clips from our ZMR Top Ten album, Prayers for the Water.

 May this Sisters of the Moon CD inspire women to gather and sing, transform their lives, and uplift the feminine spirit on the planet!

www.heatherhoustonmusic.com

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    Physical Copy of CD

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    Sing on the Album - 15 Discounted Spots

    Sing on the title track of the album "Sisters of the Moon," as well as on the increasingly popular "Rising Strong." Men and children are welcome to sing on "Rising Strong" at 7:00, then hold a space of witness and support as the women record "Sisters of the Moon." Heather will send practice tracks. Recording date: Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 pm Recording Location: CSL Santa Cruz -1818 Felt Street. Plus CD + Download.

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    Yala Lati Sings their special B-day Song

    The Yala Lati choir will sing and record their special heart-felt birthday song for the person of your choice. It will then be emailed to you as an mp3 so that you can share it with your friend. (Or it could be for you). We will collect names and emails at the end of the campaign.

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    Sing on the Album!

    Sing on the title track of the album "Sisters of the Moon," as well as on the increasingly popular "Rising Strong." Men and children are welcome to sing on "Rising Strong" at 7:00, then hold a space of witness and support as the women record "Sisters of the Moon."
    Heather will send practice tracks.
    Recording date: Saturday, June 1st at 7:00 pm
    Recording Location: CSL Santa Cruz -1818 Felt Street.
    Plus CD + Download.

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    Private Party

    Attend a private party at Eric Schneider's beautiful home. Eric will speak some Rumi and Hafiz, Kai Siedenburg will read some excerpts from her new book "Poems of Earth and Sky" and Heather will guide you in a vocal meditation with her shruti box and in singing some of the songs off of the new album - with the help of some of the members of her choir. It will be a deeply moving and joyful celebration filled with harmony and love! Arrive early for snacks and drinks.
    Party Date: July 13, 2019 - 6:00 - 9:30 pm (7:00 - poetry and song begins)
    Party Location: Santa Cruz, exact location given at a later date.
    To bring a date, see the $167 pledge option below.
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    Sing on the Album with a Friend

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    Online Class: The Art of Mindful Singing

    Vocal meditation meets the fundamentals of effortless singing. Open to greater relaxation, ease, presence, and refinement as Heather guides you on an inward journey with your breath and voice. Slow down, tune-in and learn to abide in the center of each note with complete awareness. Explore different scales, mantras, seed syllables and chants from various traditions. Learn simple, yet powerful vocal practices that you can use at home.

    6 Week Series: Tuesdays - June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23. 1:00 - 2:00 pm PST.
    Zoom Video call will be recorded and shared with the group. PDFs with practices will be sent out weekly.

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    Online Class + Sing on Album + Party

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    Sisters in Harmony Song Leader Training

    Are you an aspiring song leader?
    Excited to share your gift of singing and song leading with the world?
    Ready to align yourself with the growing lineage of women song carriers?
    Please join us for a 3 day immersion training. I'm offering a discounted price for three women to register through Kickstarter. June 28th - 30th. More information available on my website. www.heatherhoustonmusic.com
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    Your Name | Co. Name in CD Liner Notes

    Be appreciated and named as a sponsor in the liner notes of the album.

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    The Works

    Receive a personalized vocal meditation 20 minute practice track in your key with your own words of affirmation.
    10 Autographed CDs.
    Reserved front row seating at the CD release concert.
    Your company name in the liner notes.
    Private Party with a date.
    Sing on the album.
    On-line Class: The Art of Mindful Singing.
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