About this project
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Do you love Children, Music and our amazing Planet Earth?
Support the launch of the groundbreaking Pacha's Pajamas Soundtrack Feat. Mos Def, Cheech Marin, 12 Kid Stars and many more! After over a year of production, BALANCE (BALANCE Edutainment and BALANCE Films) is set to release Volume I of the Pacha's Pajamas Soundtrack and welcomes kids and families of the world to share this dream. The Soundtrack has over 55 artists, covering four generations from tweens to elders, like living legend Lester Chambers. The release highlights conscious pop music intermixed with story tracks, songs from the Greatest Festival ever - Pacha Jamma, and festival interludes. Please join us in uplifting children, the biosphere and nutritious but delicious popular culture!
(See below for a short description of Pacha's Pajamas and to learn more about the backstory.) Below are the tracks & artists in Volume I.
1. Pacha’s Theme (MC Fireworks)
2. Magical Pajamas (Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def, Genevieve Goings)
3. Into The Dream (Yasiin Bey, Lyrics Born, Ta'Kaiya, Ashlie, Danny Pardo)
4. All Things Can Change (Yasiin Bey, Cheech Marin, Talib Kweli, Ta'Kaiya)
5. Greatest Festival Ever (Yasiin Bey, Lyrics Born, Gerald C. Rivers)
6. Welcome to Pacha Jamma (Aaron Ableman, Joy King, Sage, Teana)
7. BBCenemones interlude
8. Nature Superhero (Lil JaXe, Milo McFly, Arianna, Aaron Ableman)
9. Occupy Pacha Jamma interlude
10. Wake Up Everybody (Lester Chambers, Agape Youth Choir)
11. Butterfly Life (Talib Kweli, Aaron Ableman, Agape Youth Choir)
12. Coyote News Network interlude
13. Horses Don't See Colors (Felecity)
14. I Found My Music (Ashlie Cortez)
15. Faux News Outro
We are gearing up for a global release on September 22, 2012 and we could use your assistance. We have most everything in place except music videos for for our two lead singles I Found My Music and Nature Superhero. *If you'd like to be an extra in our shoots, we'd LOVE to hear from you! Check out the teaser still image video below (non-indicative of the forthcoming).
I Found My Music features local thirteen year old Ashlie Cortez and tells the story of a tween who feels out of balance in life until she finds her music.
Nature Superhero - featuring 13 year olds Milo McFly (of Los Angeles), Lil JaXe (of Toronto), Arianna (of Oakland) - tells the story of kids discovering their own nature and that nature is within them. Check out Milo McFly's blog post about his summer and his recent video.
USE OF FUNDS
Specifically, we will use the funds for stipends for kids on the lead songs (Ashlie, Milo, Little Jaxe), the production and editing of two music videos, and some PR/Social Media support to help them "go spiral" (like nature). Millions of views or bust! The videos will be produced by Recultured Media.
Please use this as an opportunity to get Pacha's Pajamas books and music to the kids in your life.
Additional funds will be used to further promote the launch.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS
Contributions of $150 or larger can be channeled through our 501c3 sponsored project - BALANCE Films - as donations, and be tax deductible. If you would like your contribution to be a tax deductible donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Matching donations through corporate giving programs are appreciated. Donations to BALANCE Films will be used to promote our stage program, which enables schools and theater programs to use and adapt the stage script and musical score of Pacha's Pajamas. Participants include Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, Dunham Academy in Marin, and the Winnsboro Center for the Arts in East Texas.
ABOUT PACHA'S PAJAMAS
Pacha’s Pajamas is about a little girl who becomes a Superhero for Nature through her dreams. One night as she falls asleep, the animals and plants on her magical, new pajamas come alive. Disguised as a small gorilla, Pacha discovers an unlikely group of creatures feeling sad about the state of the world. Nature unites to tell its captivating story at a global festival, where Pacha plays her part to bring balance to the planet!
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