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The Tekalli Duo are commissioning a new piece from rising star composer Michael Brown. They'll perform it around the world.
The Tekalli Duo are commissioning a new piece from rising star composer Michael Brown. They'll perform it around the world.
71 backers pledged $3,890 to help bring this project to life.

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With 3 days left, we have reached our minimum, and we are now going for double our goal, $5,000!  This will allow us to put up a performance in three additional locations in the US (Cleveland,  New Haven, Boulder CO)!  There are very real production costs we must take care of (airplane tickets, hall rental, etc.), but the benefits of reaching more audiences will be invaluable to the expansion of our duo's career!

Come join us and our fantastic group of backers to make this project greater than its present scope!  

NEW REWARD at the $250 and $2,000 level!!  Check it out below!

CONFIRMED PERFORMANCE DATES

November 10th, 2013, 7:30 PM @ Timicua White House; Orlando, FL

November 11th, 2013, 7:30 PM @ Tampa University - Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values; Tampa, FL

February 9th, 2014, 7 PM @ Barbés; Brooklyn, NY

March 3 - 7th, 2014, time and location TBA; Guanajuato, MX

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My sister Jamila and I have been performing together since we were kids.

Exhibit A - Jamila and I as adorbz little kids playing music.
Exhibit A - Jamila and I as adorbz little kids playing music.

We've come a long way since then, each of us performing around the world and allowing music to guide us on our separate journeys. Even though we live 1400 miles apart, we've always returned to performing together. We've made our New York debut, have been invited to perform at the 3rd annual Accidental Music Festival in Orlando, FL, and will perform as soloists with the Symphonic Orchestra of Guanajuato in Mexico in 2014 .

Exhibit B - The Tekalli Duo at WMP Rectial Hall in New York City.
Exhibit B - The Tekalli Duo at WMP Rectial Hall in New York City.
Exhibit C - Jamila and I and our proud mom after a concert.
Exhibit C - Jamila and I and our proud mom after a concert.

Our kinship and passion for performing together has lead us to take the next step as a professional ensemble - commissioning rising-star composer Michael Brown to write a major new work just for us. Having a signature piece that is truly our own will give us more opportunities to perform, record, and make a name for ourselves in the world of new classical music.

Together we've raised $2000 toward the commission. We need your help to raise the rest. Our goal is to pay for the rest of the commission by selling 100 tickets to our premiere performances of the piece in Orlando and Tampa, Fl this November. If we surpass our minimum goal and reach $4000, we'll be able to secure a venue for a performance of the piece in New York during the 2013-14 concert season. 

Thanks for your support! We'll update this page as the campaign continues, and hopefully we'll see you soon!

Risks and challenges

We know how much trust it takes to back a Kickstarter project, so we are keeping our rewards simple. If you back us at the $25 level, you will receive a reserved seat at one of our concerts and a DVD of the premiere of the new commission at the Timucua White House. Timucua produces DVDs of every concert held there, and they are typically ready within one to two weeks. We've set aside ten percent of our goal toward the cost of order fulfillment, so as long as we reach our goal, we'll be able to pay for the commission, produce and ship the DVDs, and put on a great show!

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    Digital download (in your choice of format) of the Tekalli Duo's premiere performance of the new commission by Michael Brown. This is a one time offer - the recording will only be available to Kickstarter backers!

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    One reserved seat at the Tekalli Duo's premiere of the new commission at the Timucua White House in Orlando, Fl on November 10th, plus a DVD of the concert!

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    One reserved seat at the Tekalli Duo's performance of the new commission at Sykes Chapel at the University of Tampa on Monday, November 11th, plus a DVD of the concert!

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    One ticket to ANY performance of the Tekalli Duo in the next two years! If you can't make it to see us in Tampa or Orlando, we'll put you on the guest list for of our upcoming concerts this season or next.

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    NEW REWARD: Reserved seat to see that Tekalli Duo in NEW YORK CITY! The duo will perform February 9th, 2014 in the intimate setting of Barbés, Brooklyn's home for interesting contemporary music and you'll be seated in the front row. PLUS, receive a DVD of the premiere performance.

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    In addition to a digital download and one ticket to ANY performance of the Tekalli Duo in the next two years, you'll also receive a CD of composer Michael Brown's debut solo album!

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    In addition to a reserved ticket at any of our concert locations, you will receive a framed manuscript of the opening of the piece hand written and signed by Michael Brown himself in address to you: a memento of your involvement in the creation of a new work of music!

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    You will get a reserved ticket to any Tekalli Duo performance, a digital download of the new Brown piece, a CD Michael Brown's debut album, a signed manuscript from Michael Brown, and a CD from the Tekalli Duo's recording project set to occur this December to be released in the spring of 2014!

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    All of the $250 level plus you will be honored as a principal donor of a concert of your choice!

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    All of the $500 level plus a dinner/coffee with us (or one of us, depending on if you're in Miami, New Haven, or a concert location where we will perform!)

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    If you pledge at this level, the Tekalli Duo will perform a private concert especially for you and your guests in a mutually agreeable location and date! You will also receive the benefits of all of the other levels of pledging!

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