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!
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.
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
- 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!
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!
Risks and challenges
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