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An album of North Indian classical and Middle Eastern music inspired by the transformative power of music and Vasudeva Kutumbakam.
150 backers pledged $28,437 to help bring this project to life.
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    [STUDENT DISCOUNT] Digital Album

    We are happy to offer a 50% discount to our $25 reward tier to all current students. You will receive a digital download of the album in MP3 & WAV formats.

    To confirm the student discount, we will request a valid .edu email address or student ID in the Backer Survey that will be distributed at the end of the campaign.

    Non-students are welcome to back this tier, but will not receive a reward.

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    Digital Download of the Album

    Thank you for joining us!

    You will receive a code to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats.

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    The Delhi to Damascus CD

    You will receive a code to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats. You will receive a physical copy of the CD– a piece of art in itself that includes philosophy and information on the essence of the eight soulful tracks. Thank you so much. I know you will cherish this physical album.

    Note: Shipping within the continental US is free, however residents of all other locations will be billed for the relevant costs at the conclusion of the campaign. Please refer to the FAQ for more details.

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    Limited-Edition Album Launch T-Shirt

    You will receive a commemorative album launch t-shirt, designed especially for you as a thank you for backing the project. The beautiful artwork symbolizes beginnings, power of conviction, liberation from the fears that hold us back, and divinity. The first track of the album Parvaz-e Noor––the light (noor) a fledgling experience from its first flight (Parvaaz) encapsulates this notion.

    You will also receive a physical copy of the CD and a code to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats.

    Note: Shipping within the continental US is free, however residents of all other locations will be billed for the relevant costs at the conclusion of the campaign. Please refer to the FAQ for more details.

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    Signed CD

    You will get a copy of the album signed by your truly, Sandeep Das. You will also receive a commemorative t-shirt, and a code to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats.

    Note: Shipping within the continental US is free, however residents of all other locations will be billed for the relevant costs at the conclusion of the campaign. Please refer to the FAQ for more details.

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    Skype Lesson with Sandeep Das

    For as long as I can remember, even as a 6 year old child frolicking in the streets of Patna in India, I played with rhythm. If you ever wanted to learn Tabla, play with Indian Taal & rhythm, or have any questions about composing and improvising, I extend to you the opportunity for a one hour Skype* lesson.

    You can give the gift of rhythm to a friend as well. You will also receive a signed CD, commemorative t-shirt, and a code to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats.

    Note: Shipping within the continental US is free, however shipping to a mailing address outside of it will be charged for the shipping cost and any applicable taxes once the campaign is over.

    *The date of the lesson will be scheduled before the end of 2020 according to mutual availability.

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    • (1) Skype Lesson with Sandeep Das
    • (1) Commemorative T-Shirt
    • (1) Copy of the Physical Album
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    Experience Delhi to Damascus Live!

    I would love for you to experience the music of Delhi to Damascus in a live concert in a city of your choice! Tickets have no expiration date and can be redeemed at any Delhi to Damascus concert this year or in future years.

    You will also receive two signed copies of the album, two t-shirts, and two codes to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats (codes can be gifted).

    Note: Shipping within the continental US is free, however residents of all other locations will be billed for the relevant costs at the conclusion of the campaign. Please refer to the FAQ for more details.

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    • (2) Delhi to Damascus Concert Tickets
    • (2) Signed Copies of the Physical Album
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    Personal Musical Greeting

    I will send a personalized video greeting with me playing Tabla sent directly to you or a friend of your choice via email!

    You will also receive two Skype lessons with me*, two tickets to a Delhi to Damascus concert of your choice, two signed copies of the album, two t-shirts, and two codes to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats (codes can be gifted).

    Note: Shipping within the continental US is free, however shipping to a mailing address outside of it will be charged for the shipping cost and any applicable taxes once the campaign is over.

    *The date of the lessons will be scheduled before the end of 2020 according to mutual availability.

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    • (2) Delhi to Damascus Concert Tickets
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    Personalized Tabla Composition & Lessons

    Personalized Tabla Composition and Two Private Lessons
    I will compose an original, minute-long Tabla composition dedicated to you! You will also get two in-person or skype lessons with me and experience up-close the thrill of playing with rhythm and joy in improvising.

    Includes:
    • An Original Tabla Composition dedicated to you
    • Skype lessons**
    • Concert Tickets for Delhi to Damascus
    • Passes for Post Concert Wine and Cheese Reception with the Artis
    • Limited-Edition Commemorative T-Shirts
    • Signed Copies of the Physical Album
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    Dance Drama: Gupi Gayen & Bagha Bayen

    A crowd favorite, a sure hit with all ages, and one-of-a-kind gift— host this musical dance drama by an ensemble of 8-12 artists conceptualized and directed by yours truly. Based on the Indian fantasy-comedy series about Gupi Gayen, a no-good aspiring singer, and Bagha Bayen, a rhythmless but a passionate drummer, the interactive drama is about their adventures and misadventures in a haunted forest. As an extra bonus, I will cast one child or an adult in the drama in the craft of their choice–acting, dancing, narrating, singing, or playing an instrument. A perfect adventure, hosted at your home or at a venue of your choice, on occasions such as birthday, baby shower, graduation, anniversary, or simply just because.

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    • A Live Performance of the Gupi Gyne & Bagha Byne Dance Drama**
    • Concert Tickets for Delhi to Damascus
    • Passes Post-Concert Wine and Cheese Reception with the Artists
    • Limited-Edition Commemorative T-Shirts
    • Signed Copies of the Physical Album
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    Traditional Indian Baithak Performance

    Baithak, meaning ‘to sit’ in Hindi is an intimate gathering of live artists and audience to showcase the art form of music, dance, and storytelling. Enjoy this Indian Classical tradition 1 hour session* of music and dance at a mutually agreed-upon venue by the Das Music School Ensemble.

    You will also receive four tickets of a Delhi to Damascus Concert of your choice, as well as an invitation to a private wine and cheese reception with the artists after the concert. You will additionally receive four t-shirts, four signed copies of the album, and four codes to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats (codes can be gifted).

    Note: Rewards Shipped within the continental US is free, however residents of all other locations will be billed for the relevant costs at the conclusion of the campaign. Please refer to the FAQ for more details.

    *This reward covers artist fees ONLY. Please refer to the FAQ for additional details, terms, and expenses.

    Includes:
    • (1) Live Performance of Traditional Baithak
    • (1) Invitation to a Wine and Cheese Reception with the Artists
    • (4) Delhi to Damascus Concert Tickets
    • (4) Commemorative T-Shirts
    • (4) Signed Copies of the Physical Album
    • (4) Digital Album Download Codes
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    Musical Retreat with Sandeep Das

    Come join me and live and learn in the centuries-old tradition of Guru-Shishya Parampara for two days! We will have sessions on music and rhythm at a beautiful and tranquil house nestled in the woods overlooking the breathtaking views of Witches Wood Lake in Woodstock, CT. Additional details available in the FAQ.

    You will also receive four tickets of a Delhi to Damascus Concert of your choice, as well as an invitation to a wine and cheese reception with the artists after the concert. You will additionally receive four commemorative t-shirts, four signed copies of the album, and four codes to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats (codes can be gifted).

    Note: Reward shipping within the continental US is free, however residents of all other locations will be billed for the relevant costs at the conclusion of the campaign. Please refer to the FAQ for more details.

    Includes:
    • (1) Two Day Musical Retreat in Woodstock, CT
    • (1) Invitation to a Wine and Cheese Reception with the Artists
    • (4) Delhi to Damascus Concert Tickets
    • (4) Commemorative T-Shirts
    • (4) Signed Copies of the Physical Album
    • (4) Digital Album Download Codes
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    Sandeep Das Duo Concert

    Bring a world-class performance to your home town! I will come with one of my collaborating artists and perform an hour-long duo concert at a mutually agreed-upon venue!

    You will also receive four tickets of a Delhi to Damascus Concert of your choice, as well as an invitation to a wine and cheese reception with the artists after the concert. You will additionally receive four commemorative t-shirts, four signed copies of the album, and four codes to download the album in MP3 & WAV formats (codes can be gifted).

    Note: Reward shipping within the continental US is free, however residents of all other locations will be billed for the relevant costs at the conclusion of the campaign. Please refer to the FAQ for more details.

    *This reward covers artist fees ONLY. Please refer to the FAQ for additional details, terms, and expenses.

    Includes:
    • (1) Sandeep Das Duo Concert
    • (1) Invitation to a Wine and Cheese Reception with the Artists
    • (4) Delhi to Damascus Concert Tickets
    • (4) Commemorative T-Shirts
    • (4) Signed Copies of the Physical Album
    • (4) Digital Album Download Codes
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