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A new album combing American blues and Sudanese Beja music using the TAMBUR, an instrument you've probably never seen!
A new album combing American blues and Sudanese Beja music using the TAMBUR, an instrument you've probably never seen!
139 backers pledged $15,261 to help bring this project to life.

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    Thank you so much!

    The first 20 people to pledge will receive the Otaak Band CD regardless of the amount!

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    Your name in the Thank You's of the album, and a song download before the CD is released.

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    Your name in the Thank You's of the album and a download of the first song we complete, as soon as it's ready.

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    Your name in the thank you's and a download of the whole album before it's released!

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    Your name in the Thank You's, and a copy of the Otaak Band CD with a personalized thank you note.

    For $40 or more, you will get a copy of Miguel's "solo tambur" CD, recorded at the same time as the Otaak Band album!

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    Your name in the Thank You's, CD, and two full color prints of the band in action.

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    Your name in the thank you's, CD, two prints, large poster, and an Otaak Band t-shirt.

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    A thank you, the three CDs, t-shirt, 2 prints, poster, a short film on the history of the tambur and how to build it, with master instrument maker Ali al Abady.

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    All of the above, and a personalized song in the Beja language, performed on the tambur in traditional style by Ahmed Said Abuamna.

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    The above, and Ahmed Said will perform your song for you live via Skype!

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    Pledge US$ 650 or more About US$ 650

    The above, and a pair of handmade Beja shoes. Traditional leather sandals, with a design dating to the Pharaonic period, for which Ahmed Said will go to the countryside of Eastern Sudan to one of the last guys around who still makes them.

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    Pledge US$ 800 or more About US$ 800

    Executive producer credit, four of each CD, four prints, 2 posters, 2 t-shirts, the DVD, and YOUR OWN TAMBUR! An opportunity to own a unique instrument, which you may never see otherwise. Built by Ali al Abady. For a superb soft or hard case, made by a Cairo artisan specializing in instrument cases, please add $100 or $200 respectively. Three video lessons included.

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    Executive producer credit, four of each CD, four prints, 2 posters, 2 t-shirts, the DVD, and items of Beja tribal craftsmanship. The Beja are renown for their leather and woodworking: belts, pouches, arm bands, and necklaces, as well as carved figurines, combs, and knives.

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