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Vedan Kolod 8th album is in the making and we need your help to finish it!
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For the last albums (apart  from «Gorodische» which was released only because of Russian successful  crowdfunding project) we had to get a bank loan to record and release  for example «The Tale of Igor’s campaign», to print T-shirts which some of you  already have (our friend spotted a guy in it in Dubai last year!). That  was 8 years ago, and we finally paid it off this year. Our previous albums you can find here:  https://vedankolod.bandcamp.com/ 

Band’s member Valery Naryshkin restores rare Slavic instruments such  as the war horn, hornpipe, bagpipes, drums, gusli, hurdy-gurdy and  others. VEDAN KOLOD has wide experience of concerts and festivals  in Russia and Europe (Germany, Macedonia, Serbia, Czech Republic,  Ukraine, Hungary, Holland, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, France, Malaysia  and etc.).

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

A band without debt is a happy band — but most importantly, a band  without debt has the freedom to tour abroad and share their music.

If we reach our goal - we're planning to prolong it with the project of touring not only in Europe in spring 2020 but also to tour in the US and Canada the first time in our life!

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

Why Kickstarter?

It’s no surprise that it costs money to record an album. This is how the expenses break down:

Making the CDs: $2000

$2000: Record and master the album here in Siberia
  $250: Artwork for CD and jacket
  $1,500: Limited edition of T-shirts and hoodies, post cards, thank you  letters, handwritten lyrics, clothes’s design, making new unique  instruments for new songs. 

Releasing: $1600

Total Costs: $5400

Kickstarter and the credit cards will charge a fee of about 8% of the  total income. So, to receive $5400 from Kickstarter, this project must  actually earn $5824 in support.

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

What will YOU get out of this project?

We are so glad to share our music with the world! Naturally, a copy  of the new album is the first reward. We’ll offer it as a CD or  a digital download, whichever you prefer.

But obviously, there is more to Vedan Kolod than this new album which  has been waiting to be heard for about 5 years, and we’ve come up with  some fun goodies to choose from! Of course you can choose from our  T-shirts and special gifts, and our entire catalog of 7 albums  of Siberian spiritual music.

 We will send hand-written postcards, signed copies of our new album, handwritten lyrics of our songs!

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

What do we need from you?

Your encouragement and support. Pledge and get some of the goodies here on the right, and help us make this album happen.  

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

Who are Vedan Kolod?

We are a family band from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, that have been playing  and touring together since 2005. Born at the foothills of the Krasnoyarsk mountains we started singing with our grandparents when we were only 4 years old so traditional music has always been a part of our life. Our name means «prophetic tree»  in ancient Russian language. We all know the historical meaning of the  TREE that connects the Earth with the Sky, remembers our past and knows  our future. Wooden instruments made with the wood can tell us the STORY.

Tatiana Naryshkina — vocals, gusli, flute, hurdy-gurdy
Valery Naryshkin — vocals, bouzouki, scythian horn, jaw haps, gudok, zhaleika
Daryana Antipova — vocals, drums

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

 This Kickstarter campaign will occur at the same time as we start the  actual recordings of the new album. We estimate to be recording in the  studio through May and summer. The album will be mixed through  September, and release in December or January by Nordic Notes label. 

This release will be dedicated to our 15th anniversary in 2020!

Some press about us:

Vedan Kolod proposes a trip in search of the ancient and indomitable  Russian musical roots. — Juan Antonio Vázquez, Mundofonías radio show,  co-founder Transglobal World Music Chart

Vedan Kolod is a mystic music journey from the past to the farther  past, from the Europe to the Asia and from the shamanism to the  neo-paganism. Their ancient songs and sounds are towering like a big  hill over the taiga from which you could see a lot of things hidden  up to now. — Vladimír Potkan Potančok, Hudba sveta_FM,  World Music Charts Europe 

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

Interview with Daryana Antipova from Vedan Kolod about their new album «The dance of the wooden spirits» for NRK
  https://radio. nrk. no/serie/jungeltelegrafen/MKRM09000818/24-02-2018

When these strongly natural-connected pagan souls once united  in Siberia on an idealistic level, the creative senses of the spiritual  visionaries had one thing in the most demanding kind in mind:  to interpret the ancient times of their homeland before the forced  Christianization as authentically as possible. A stable «Slavonic Ethno»  soundframe serves the fourpiece from Krasnoyarsk as an enormously load  bearing vehicle for their extraordinarily deep ambitions. Therefore one  can enjoy pleasantly enthralling folklore sounds in a dreamy and  soothing world music style. Vedan Kolod means «prophetic tree».  As a result of shamanic-musical associations, the fervent Russian  ancestor-summoner’s quartet has also taken full account of musically  historian-romantic devotion on so far four fine albums. What Wardruna  represents for Scandinavia, Vedan Kolod embodies for the Russian  landscape.
  https://www. metalmessage. de/Interview_VEDAN_KOLOD_2011_en. php 

Our albums
Our albums

«Daryana and her sister Tatiana, who founded the group Vedan Kolod,  are two sisters from Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (...) Vedan Kolod’s  music is a mixture of elements, predominantly drawn from Siberian  folklore. (...) I think that „pagan folk“ is quite a good description,  suggestive of a music that’s inspired by ancient culture without  necessarily imitating it. Even through the medium of a studio recording,  listening to Witch gives a sense of why the band are in demand  at festivals across Europe. The powerful choral vocals transport us  to a world of Slavic folklore, and the instruments add a pounding rhythm  and some interesting sonic effects.».

Nick Wall, Around the world in 575 Songs, traditional music from all the world’s countries, vol, 3

There also will be a bonus! We’ll release a small album with rare  Siberian songs, unknown to the audience (even for Russian!), the songs  that we sing for ourself in a family parties and rehearsals. 

Vedan Kolod
Vedan Kolod

Last but not least: Please tell your friends, bloggers, and anyone  else you can think of, about this project!  Tell Reddit!  Tell Instagram! Post it on your favorite message board!  Help us reach everyone who  loves ancient music!

Yours,

Vedan Kolod

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

For our Kickstarter campaign, we decided to set the goal at $6,000. In reality, the album will be more expensive. But we didn’t want to be overambitious, so we set the bar a little lower than the actual cost of the album, since it can still help us a great deal.

The album will be made regardless, but with the help of you guys through this campaign we will hopefully avoid debt.

We'll start shipping the album to all the backers along with the promised rewards in December.

We are aware that in campaigns like this unexpected things can happen that might prevent us from shipping all the rewards on time (a strike at the t-shirt factory or the earthquake in Siberia which happens unexpectadly:). In this unlikely situation we'll inform every backer individually about the progress and put our hearts into resolving the issue.

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    We'll send you a handwritten postcard from Krasnoyarsk (Our homeland Siberian lands) thanking you for your help.

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    High resolution download of the finished album.

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    LOTTERY :) and 9 days only left

    One super funny and special new pledge we have for you:) lottery!!!

    we have only 10 secret presents left for you who loves adrenaline and bright sides of life. You pay 20$ for a secret pledge and got a special number. After reaching a goal of this kickstarter we'll make a lottery with numbers and will see what you win! It could be something nice and small (for the fan collection) or nice expensive instrument from Valery, or T-shirt, or... something real and physical later (but earlier than normal pledges) sent with love:))))

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    Signed CD, an exclusive download, a Vedan Kolod amulet, and a personalized thank you note.

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    — our gratitude
    — your name on Vedan Kolod FB page
    — the new album (CD or digital download, your choice)
    — a digital download of ALL OUR PREVIOUS ALBUMS! All 7 of our current titles!

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    Limited edition t-shirt (only available through this campaign), signed CD, download, amulet from Tatiana Naryshkina, thank you note.

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    Mentoring session on touring in Russia

    An extra pledge we add to our crowdfunding project! It could be useful for managers / directors of folk / ethno / world music / medieval bands around the world who want to reach new destination such as Russian Federation and one day to come here to perform, travel and visit this big, beautiful country as a band!

    You can order on KS a skype talk with Vedan Kolod's drummer and tour manager Daryana Antipova!

    During this session you look at the information artists, agents, and managers’ need in order to work within this market, including festivals, touring routes, leading world music groups, non-profit and governmental awards, world music radio programmes and world music labels.

    This mentoring session will provide touring artists with comprehensive information on visas and residence, transport and customs, with a focus on Russia.

    Daryana is also a co-founder of Russian World Music Awards so she knows a lot about Russian folk music industry!

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    Learn a song with Vedan Kolod 🌱

    One more special pledge on Kickstarter project! You regularly ask us to give you notes, lyrics (in Russian but written in latin letters) of our songs. So this is pledge for you! You choose the song from Vedan Kolod released albums (also "Zimushka" song which we sang with Arkona band and now it gets more and more popular around the world:)) and we have 1-hour-skype meeting with you and learn this song - with lyrics, meanings, notes and Russia style of singing! Of course this is also the best and the fastest way to become our friend:)))) and one day to sing this song with us! + download of a high quality new album + We'll credit you in the album booklet:)

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    Russian double flute!🍃

    One more extra pledge we add to our crowdfunding project! Russian double flute!

    New pledge $60 or more includes our gratitude, your name In Vedan Kolod new album booklet, the new album (download), a hand-crafted Russian DOUBLE flute, created by our own Valery ("Narval" workshop) who made all our instruments. He is one of the finest masters of making these instruments in Russia! This is a fully playable instrument, made with authentic materials using ancient techniques. Valera’s instruments are played by musicians all over the world — you can have one too! Double Russian flute is a unique instrument made only by Valery.

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    Singing lesson! 🎆

    One MORE special pledge on Kickstarter project! You'll get a special secret video (or skype-lesson) from our soloist Tatiana Naryshkina where she'll teach you how to "open" your voice in slavic traditional way, how to sing in Russian polyphonic way! There will be only 3 pledges! + We'll credit you in the album booklet

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    We'll credit you in the album booklet, and you'll get a t-shirt, signed CD, download and a personalized thank you note.

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    Russian double ZHALEIKA

    An extra pledge we add to our crowdfunding project! Russian zhaleika!
    New pledge $100 or more includes our gratitude, your name on Vedan Kolod social media pages, the new album (CD and download), a hand-crafted Russian DOUBLE ZHALEIKA, created by our own Valery who made all our instruments. He is one of the finest masters of making these instruments in Russia! This is a fully playable instrument, made with authentic materials using ancient techniques. Valera’s instruments are played by musicians all over the world — you can have one too! Double zhaleika is a unique instrument made only by Valery in the whole world.

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    Limited edition hoody (only available through this campaign)+ Album credit, signed CD, digital download, Vedan Kolod guitar pick, thank you note.

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    ANCIENT RUSSIAN GUSLI or GUDOK

    — our gratitude
    — your name on Vedan Kolod social media pages
    — the new album (CD and download)
    — a hand-crafted ANCIENT RUSSIAN GUSLI or GUDOK, made by our own Valery who made all our instruments. He is one of the finest masters of making these instruments in Russia! This is a fully playable medieval instrument, made with authentic materials using ancient techniques (well, and a few modern tools and glues and whatnot). Valera’s guslis are played by historic musicians all over the world — you can have one too!

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    Russian bagpipe!

    New pledge $300 or more includes our gratitude, your name on Vedan Kolod social media pages, the new album (CD and download), a hand-crafted Russian BAGPIPE, made by our own Valery who made all our instruments. He is one of the finest masters of making these instruments in Russia! This is a fully playable medieval instrument, made with authentic materials using ancient techniques (well, and a few modern tools and glues). Valera’s instruments are played by historic musicians all over the world — you can have one too!

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    The SUPER FAN collection!

    The SUPER FAN collection!

    — our thank you note
    — your name on the Vedan Kolod new album booklet
    — the ENTIRE VEDAN KOLOD CATALOG on CD. 7 albums total, including the new album! All autographed for you.
    — the Vedan Kolod T-shirt and hoodey
    — for your choice: Daryana’s published book, Tatiana’s ancient Russian amulet or hand woven belt, Valera’s flute.

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    Planning to visit Russia or Siberia? We'll provide home accommodation and good company during your visit, as well as dinner with the band and an extraordinary mountain tour in Krasnoyarsk nature reserve (all 2020 year)

    + Special album credit, hoodie, t-shirt, signed CD, download, amulet, thank you note.

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- (30 days)