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Support Irene Soléa's first CD of original music featuring ancient mantras set to modern rhythms. Watch the video!
Support Irene Soléa's first CD of original music featuring ancient mantras set to modern rhythms. Watch the video!
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Namaste and warmest hellos!

Dear friends,

I'm so excited to start my Kickstarter campaign! I'm a musician and chant/kirtan artist that believes in the power of music to heal and transform. I'm creating my first full-length CD with the mission of inspiring and supporting others, bringing people together, and making their hearts sing and souls rock. I invite you to become a part of my project and humbly ask for your help in making this a reality...

This is a CD of all-original music: ancient mantras set to modern rhythms including pop/rock, R&B, reggae, electronica and even Latin seis and festejo. Think Lauryn Hill meets Imogen Heap meets your yoga teacher:) Production has already begun and I can't wait for you to hear what we've been doing in the studio. Sounds clips to follow in the coming weeks (including one at the intro of my Kickstarter video;)

Your contribution will help:

  • Manufacture the first run of the CD (1000 copies)
  • Record/mix/master the CD at a professional studio
  • Compensate the professional artists (musicians, engineers, graphic designer)
  • Get the CD into your hands and the hands of like-minded DJs and folks all over the place!

I am a longtime admirer of female-led mantra music and hope that with your help we can get more women wallahs heard in yoga studios, theatres, cars, temples, on radio stations, at festivals, and at that hip little lounge that you like...

Please help spread the word before the June 10th deadline by sharing this link and my video with your networks. I've created some interesting rewards for most every pledge, including tote bags (see photos below) AND free tickets to the highly-anticipated Boston Yoga and Chant Fest where I'll be a featured artist, but first we have to be successful in reaching the fundraising goal together!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support - every little bit helps - and I promise I won't let you down.

With Gratitude, Love, and in Peace,

Irene

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    1 free CD (all rewards will be shipped to your home if local pick-up cannot be arranged)

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    1 free CD and 1 free limited-edition tote bag (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan)

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    1 free CD, 1 free limited-edition tote bag (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 1 free limited-edition Live Concert digital-download CD from the upcoming year's tour dates

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    1 free CD, 1 free limited-edition T-shirt (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 1 free limited-edition Live Concert digital-download CD from the upcoming year's tour dates, 1 invitation to my private CD Release Listening Party in Boston, MA

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    2 free CDs, 2 free limited-edition tote bags (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 1 free limited-edition Live Concert digital-download CD from the upcoming year's tour dates, 1 invitation to my private CD Release Listening Party in Boston, MA, your name in my website/newsletter

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    1 free CD, 1 free limited-edition Live Concert digital-download CD from the upcoming year's tour dates, 1 free live-music yoga class at your yoga studio (travel-permitting), your name in my website/newsletter

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    2 free CDs, 2 free T-shirts (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 2 free tickets to BOSTON YOGA AND CHANT FEST, your name or logo in my CD liner notes/website/newsletter, 2 invitations to my private CD Release Listening Party in Boston, MA

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    2 free CDs, 1 free limited-edition Live Concert digital-download CD from the upcoming year's tour dates, 2 free tote bags (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 2 free poster prints of the album cover art, your name or logo in my CD liner notes/website/newsletter, 2 invitations to my private CD Release Listening Party in Boston, MA

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    2 free CDs, 2 free tote bags (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 1 private kirtan/harmonium lesson (travel permitting), including the custom creation of your very own chant melody, sung and home-recorded with me and given to you on a CD, your name or logo in my CD liner notes/website/newsletter, 2 invitations to my private CD Release Listening Party in Boston, MA

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    3 free CDs, 3 free T-shirts (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 1 private kirtan/harmonium session (travel permitting), including the custom creation of your very own chant melody, sung and home recorded with me and given to you on a CD, rehearse and join the band at a concert, your name or logo in my CD liner notes/website/newsletter, 3 invitations to my private CD Release Listening Party in Boston, MA

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    5 free CDs, 5 free T-shirts (Eat Sleep Sing, Eat Sleep Chant, or Peace & Love & Kirtan), 5 free limited-edition poster prints of the album cover art, 1 private or small group (your choice) kirtan/harmonium session including the custom creation of your very own chant melody sung and home recorded with me, 1 private kirtan concert in your home or studio with Irene Soléa and Friends (travel permitting...I'll do my best!), your name or logo in my CD liner notes/website/newsletter, 5 invitations to my private CD Release Listening Party in Boston, MA, you get to name my first-born child (just kidding, folks!)

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