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A visual album or an experimental music documentary, this project is a quest for the sounds and people of present-day Colombia

We are so excited about sharing the exuberance and profound beauty of Colombian music and sounds with the rest of the world! Help us sustain the diversity of life and the diversity of music by becoming part of this project.

A traveling visual album that lies in between music and cinema.
Evolving from contemporary ideas of field recordings, this film is a quest for the sounds and people of present-day Colombia, and a continuous improvisation by the filmmaker and musicians as we compose and create on the road.

A collaboration between French filmmaker Vincent Moon (www.vincentmoon.com) and the Argentinean-Colombian duo Lulacruza (www.lulacruza.com), this project documents a series of travels through Colombia to explore its musical diversity. Exposing the different natural and ethnic regions in Colombia as we collaborate with local folkloric musicians; and making new music inspired by the music and sounds of each place and its people.

Colombia is the country with most of flora and fauna species by square km in the world! And its music is equally diverse: the result of more than 80 different indigenous ethnicities mixed with African and European traditions. This project is an exploration of the musical richness of Colombia, which is closely linked to its ecological richness.

How we will do it
We will be traveling for a month and a half in Colombia, going to 6 different regions. We will do field recordings of the natural environment and the daily life of the places. And we will interact with the local musicians, creating new music that is based in the tradition and its roots, as well as contemporary techniques. At each place we visit, we will do an exchange, offering free concerts and workshops to the communities.

Your money will be used to pay for traveling expenses for all musicians involved in the project, and it will pay for equipment necessary to hold free concerts and workshops throughout the country.

The visual album will be freely distributed through the internet under a Creative Commons license.

In the search for Colombia's musical diversity we will be traveling from the deep marimba music of the rivers in the Pacific rainforest, to the native Nasa flutes from the sacred lagoons of the Andes, from the timeless water chants of the Sierra Nevada, to the urban hoods where cumbia, champeta and vallenato are pumped through huge sound systems. In this journey we hope to show how each place is expressed through its music, and hope to create new music, in collaboration with the people and essence of each place.

Your help and contribution is vital for the project. We are grateful for your help funding and promoting this project. We can't do it without you, thanks for your support.


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Estamos contentos de compartir la exuberancia y la belleza profunda de la música Colombiana con el resto del mundo! Ayúdennos a preservar la diversidad de la vida y la diversidad de la música haciendo parte de este proyecto.

Un álbum visual itinerante que combina música e imágenes.

Este proyecto es una búsqueda de los sonidos actuales de Colombia, inspirado en los métodos contemporáneos de las grabaciones de campo. Es una improvisación continua del videógrafo y los músicos mientras componemos y creamos on the road .

Este trabajo audiovisual documenta la colaboración entre el videografo francés Vincent Moon (www.vincentmoon.com) y el dúo Argentino-Colombiano Lulacruza (www.lulacruza.com), durante una serie de viajes a través de Colombia para explorar su diversidad musical. A partir de encuentros con músicos tradicionales de folklor exploraremos las distintas regiones étnicas y naturales del país, creando nueva música.

Colombia es el país con mayor cantidad de especies de flora y fauna por kilómetro cuadrado en el mundo! Y su música es igualmente diversa siendo el resultado de más de 80 etnias indígenas que se mezclaron con las tradiciones Africanas y Europeas. Este proyecto es una exploración de la riqueza musical de Colombia, que está directamente ligada a su riqueza ecológica.

Cómo lo vamos a hacer:

Viajaremos durante mes y medio por Colombia, yengo a 6 regiones diferentes. Haremos grabaciones de campo de la naturaleza y de la vida contidiana de la gente. Y vamos a interactuar con los músicos locales, creando nuevas músicas que están basadas en la tradición y sus raices, y también en el uso de técnicas contemporáneas.

En cada lugar haremos intercambios, ofreciendo conciertos y talleres gratuitos a la comunidad.

El dinero de sus donaciones se usará para transporte, alimentación y estadia de todos los músicos involucrados en el proyecto, y para pagar el equipo técnico necesario que nos permitirá hacer los conciertos y talleres gratis a través del país.

El resultado final del proyecto, es un disco visual que será distribuido GRATIS a través de Internet -con una licencia de Creative Commons-.

... Desde la profunda música de marimba de los ríos en la selva del Pacífico, hasta las flautas de los indígenas Nasa en las sagradas lagunas Andinas, desde los cantos inmemoriables de la Sierra Nevada hasta los barrios donde la cumbia, la champeta y el vallenato suenan a todo volumen en sistemas de sonido gigantes...

Su ayuda es vital para llevar a cabo este proyecto! Agradecemos sus donaciones y su ayuda promoviéndolo. Gracias por su apoyo ) ) ) )

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    ALBERT LONDRES: All of the above + Backstage pass to read our travel log and watch previews/advance footage (weekly updates starting march 1, 2011) + Exclusive digital mix tape of rare Colombian music (a mix of both traditional and contemporary) + Your name as co-producer in the credits

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    STEVEN FELD: All of the above + Unreleased field recordings and outtakes video footage from our travels in Colombia (royalty free!! - under a Creative Commons license

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    MARCO POLO: All the things above + A limited edition deluxe box set which includes: special designed objects and texts, unique t-shirt of the project, all albums by lulacruza, a collection of rare vincent moon films, and the limited edition collector’s CD-DVD of the project

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    WERNER HERZOG: All the things above + A personal screening at your home by Vincent Moon OR a private show at your place by Lulacruza (in the next 2 years routed into our tours)

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    JEAN ROUCH: All the things above (excluding the $5000 reward) + A personal film at your place of choice with you involved in the music of Lulacruza OR a film by Vincent Moon with your artist of choice –WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE ARTIST TOGETHER (in the next 2 years routed into our tours). Yes, anywhere in the world.

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