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CA$ 1,078
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backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, June 19 2019 8:48 PM UTC +00:00.

About

My philosophy : Unity in diversity, Unity through music

Dinning scene - Hey Earth video - BNB Studios
Dinning scene - Hey Earth video - BNB Studios

In the complex world we live in, I firmly believe that being different should not make us feel unequal but rather complete. We all have something to bring, something unique that will make this world a better place. I am doing so through music.  

There is beauty in diversity and I would love for the Canadian musical scene to reflect that diversity. As an independent artist, it has not always been easy to produce music but the community has shown tremendous support since I started my journey. That is what keeps me going. So for that I thank YOU.

Music is the vehicle I choose to spread hope, to bring a smile, to empower, up-lift and to bring awareness. Another really important aspect is the fact that black female francophone artists are not well represented in the prairies. With my story, I would like to encourage young black female singers to take a leap and celebrate music in all languages. 

ABOUT ME

I am a choir girl. I started singing in several choirs in my native Côte d'Ivoire since I was 10. Moving to Canada only made my passion for music grow. After winning several singing contests, I was able to launch my debut album entitled “Entre Deux”, produced by award winning writers/producers Norman Dugas, Daniel Roa and Chris Burke-Gaffney. This baby has been rewarded with an unprecedented number of coveted awards. The latest and not the least being World Artist of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Western Music Award!

I went all the way to the quarter finals in La Voix (the french version of THE VOICE filmed in Montreal), and the thing that blew me away was this comment :

“WOW! What a fabulous, emotional and inspiring performance” - Sir Paul McCartney after hearing my performance of his song Let it Be . 

Arrière scène - la Voix 6 Québec
Arrière scène - la Voix 6 Québec

I performed close to 60 shows over the last 3 years including Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, 150th Celebrations with Alessia Cara, Walk Off the Earth (RIP Mike), Serena Ryder and many others well known artists. My best memory so far and of course performing with Cavalia Odysseo, September 2018.

Canada 150th celebrations - Ottawa's Parliament Hill
Canada 150th celebrations - Ottawa's Parliament Hill

Now en français! Voici quelques commentaires de personnes que j'ai rencontrées en chemin.

"Kelly est l’une des meilleures chanteuses que j’ai eues en studio. Sa combinaison d’honnêteté et d’instincts musicaux est remarquable."

Chris Burke-Gaffney, GBC Development.com

«J'étais sincèrement heureux d'être le mentor de Kelly Bado pour La Voix cette année. Kelly a une voix qui a une honnêteté et une âme uniques que j'entends rarement. Elle est aussi un être humain chaleureux et beau. Ses interprétations m'ont profondément touchée et je ne l'oublierai pas de si tôt. Je pense que Kelly a une carrière incroyable devant elle et je la soutiens jusqu'au bout. "

Nancy Workman - mentor sélectionné par Garou. La Voix 6

"Que ce soit dans le cadre de nos initiatives FMP ou de manière indépendante, Kelly a démontré sa capacité à travailler sans relâche à la création et au partage de son art (…) Elle est fière de représenter sa patrie des prairies et je la considère comme une ambassadrice forte et fière de l’Ouest canadien…"

Joel Couture - Ancien coordonnateur de musique francophone, Manitoba Music.

"Kelly Bado est une étoile montante de notre communauté francophone. Elle a un cœur en or et n'hésite pas à offrir son talent musical aux causes qui lui sont chères. J'anime une émission de radio à Winnipeg où nous jouons régulièrement des chansons de Kelly depuis (…) Le ciel est la limite pour Kelly Bado! "

Martine Bordeleau - Animatrice radio, Ici Manitoba

THE CURRENT PROJECT - MY SECOND ALBUM   

I will never say this enough: it is truly your encouragement that makes a huge difference for independent artists like me. I am forever grateful for your support, so much that it inspired me to make a second album and share it with the world.

While my first album marked my debut as an artist, this second album is a continuation, a bridge between different styles of music and languages. My style of music is a blend of my African heritage, Pop and Soul Music. For those who know me, I always write about love, hope and wordly issues. So, as you listen, I hope that you connect with each song and become more aware, open and carried into a world of emotions. 

This new project starts with the recent release of Hey Earth (French version Hey Terre available on iTunes and Spotify), an eulogy of ‘’Mother Earth’’ selflessly giving out her natural resources so that we (the people) can keep on living. I am currently developing the rest of the repertoire with some of the best co-writers and friends I know (see the musicians and writers section). There is beauty in collaborating with others because it gives different perspectives and generally better songs! The album will present six or seven songs including Hey Terre. I'm all about languages and this is another opportunity for me to explore their richness and offer you something interesting. You can expect to hear French, English and some Spanish...

HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WITH HELP  

It takes a lot of resources and people to create an album. With your help, I hope to raise $10,000 to cover the following costs:
- recording and producing at CBG studios; 

- mixing and mastering with Chris Burke-Gaffney; 

- musicians fees (guitar acoustic and electric, drums/percussion, piano, bass, kora, other);

- recording with an authentic Kora musician. The kora is an African instrument combining the sound of a guitar and the harp. It has a rich sound impossible to program. It is an instrument that tells a story and since I am a story teller, it will be the perfect addition.

- CD design and digital layout by Alpha Toshineza; 

- CD printing by Ironstone digital;

- video production for Hey Earth (Hey Terre) with BNB studios. 

- marketing & promotion with a PR company (if we go beyond the $10,000)

Kora instrument
Kora instrument

THE MUSICIANS AND THE WRITERS

I have played several shows across Canada with my friends Eric Burke (guitar) and Ivan Burke (percussion, drums). They are fantastic and I believe their input will uplift this album. I have a few options for kora musicians located in Montreal. Chris Burke-Gaffney (piano, bass guitar) and Murray Pulver (guitar) will also play on this album. I might call on other great musicians if need be.

I also met some pretty awesome songwriters:

Chris Burke-Gaffney, a renowned and award Winnipeg producer songwriter and artist. He has helped launch the music careers of notable Canadian stars as Chantal Kreviazuk, McMaster & James, Sierra Noble, Mackenzie Porter and more! Over the last years, Chris has become a regular on the Nashville songwriting scene collaborating with some of Nashville’s best writers including Liz Rose, Clay Mills, Jenn Schott and many up and coming Country artists. 

Jaylene Johnson, Juno-nominated and Covenant Award-winning artist, Jaylene Johnson, creates music that makes you "listen more closely" (CD Baby), putting her own quirky-yet-insightful slant on life, love and matters of faith. Her songs have been heard on shows like Pretty Little Liars, Degrassi: The Next Generation and So You Think You Can Dance, and have been recorded by artists locally and internationally. Jaylene cowrites across genres and when I asked to work with her, she did not hesitate. 

Murray Pulver is an accomplished musician with several nominations as Producer of the year, and many awards for songwriter and guitar player of the year to name few. Murray is a fantastic guitar player who has recorded with some of the best producers and engineers in the world including Justin Niebank (Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, Rascal Flatts, etc), Terry Manning (Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, etc.) and Ken Nelson (Coldplay,Gomez) in studios around the world.

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

My album will be produced by Chris Burke-Gaffney. He is more than a producer, he is a mentor and a friend. One of the best that I would definitely recommend. We met few years ago and since, we never stopped working together. He always encourages me to try and to believe in myself. Now we are teaming up to produce this album and I can’t wait to share it with you! 

SOME PHOTOS OF THE GIFTS IN PREPARATION FOR YOU

To show you my gratitude I am pleased to offer about 30 to 35 minutes of great music and custom gifts. You will receive some pretty unique hand made products offered by Kecara. Kecara makes 100% natural skin care products with fair trade and organic shea butter, cocoa butter, argan oil and coconut oil. All the good nutrients your skin needs to be moisturized all year long. They are recognized on the international market for their unique properties (ease irritation, burn marks, dry skin, and more) and they are kids friendly. 

Merci encore pour votre soutien. 

JustShea natural skin care products
JustShea natural skin care products

JustCocoa lip-blam & JustShea body butter 

JustCocoa lip-balm & JustShea body butter
JustCocoa lip-balm & JustShea body butter

Shea butter soap bar

Shea butter soap bar
Shea butter soap bar

Shea & cocoa butter yummy sugar scrub 

shea and cocoa butter yummy sugar scrub
shea and cocoa butter yummy sugar scrub

Greeting cards designed by Raissa Bado Multimedia 

To view some of Raissa's work click here Raissa Bado Multimedia 

Risks and challenges

I really depend on your support to complete this project. If every fan chose just the $10 perk we would be reaching over $10,000 !!! I promise to work hard to offer you an incredible album.

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    How about a private concert & more?

    First of all, I thank you for pledging at this level! To show you my gratitude, I will perform the entire album and more, live. This is my special treat for you and your guests at the location of your choice (45 minutes, in Winnipeg). My duo is the best! You will enjoy every moment. If you are living in the surrounding areas of Winnipeg, no worries. We can make the trip with an additional $40 (this is for mileage).

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