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World's Finest: Daniel Coulanges (Gone Too Soon)

Bring to life the music and concert, one of "The World's Finest Guitarist" Daniel Coulanges (Gone Too Soon)

World's Finest: Daniel Coulanges (Gone Too Soon)

Bring to life the music and concert, one of "The World's Finest Guitarist" Daniel Coulanges (Gone Too Soon)

$225
pledged of $2,700pledged of $2,700 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 11 2016 4:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 11, 2016

About

GONE TOO SOON

Have you ever wanted to share your talents with the world? What if you never had a chance to? My uncle and godfather Daniel Coulanges described as, "The world's finest guitarist" died at the young age of 28 years old on April 30th, 1989 of HIV/AIDS. At that time it was a death sentence. Today with early testing and medicine many are living and thriving with HIV/AIDS. 

Daniel never had an opportunity to share his talents with the world. Thanks to my other uncle Amos Coulanges, he was able to get rare footage of his late baby brother Daniel performing. This video is a Daniel's cover of "Killing Me Softly." With that rare footage I was able to extract the audio. However, I need your help from there. With your pledges I am confident we will able to fully commit and complete this project one week before, what would have been my uncles' 56th birthday (July 18, 2016). The project includes

  • Digital copy of World's Finest (Live Performance in New York) album 
  • Physical copy of World's Finest (Live Performance in New York) album
  • World's Finest guitar pick 
  • Poster
  • A World's Finest t-shirt of your own
  • Credit on the Album
  • Executive Producer credit
  • Digital Download Film of Daniel's Performance in Concert)

WITH YOUR HELP

By backing this project, it will give us the necessary funding to do three things:

1. For professional mastering. We are aiming high and will have this album mastered professionally for your listening pleasure

2. For production. Once the album is complete, the funding you provide will allow us to bring the album into production and distribution. We have always made sure our albums are packaged beautifully & we want to maintain that standard. We will be fulfilling the orders of the t-shirts, posters and cd's

3. Wonderful graphic design. Because we are working with aged images we want those images to be restored and the graphics and text to be professional done as possible and your funding will help us get there.

4. Editing the concert video. Editing the aged footage will take some time and with your pledges the editing will be done and distributed to you to enjoy watching over and over again

With your pledges I am confident we will support this project fully with your help one week before my uncles' birthday July 18, 2016 he would have been 56 years.

Preview of the Album Tracklists

1. Daniel First Movement 

2. Daniel's Second Movement   

3. Daniel's Third Movement  

4. Daniel's Fourth Movement  

5. Daniel's Fifth Movement  

6. Daniel's Sixth Movement  

7. Daniel's Seventh Movement  

8. Daniel's Eighth Movement  

9. Killing Me Softly  (Cover)

10. Daniel's Tenth Movement  

11.  Don't Cry for Me Argentina  (Cover)

12. Daniel's Twelfth Movement  

13. Daniel's Thirteenth Movement  

14. Daniel Coulanges Nan Fon Bwa (made famous by Amos Coulanges) 

15. Daniel's Fifteenth Movement  

16. Daniel's Sixteenth Movement  

17. Daniel's Seventeenth Movement  

18. Daniel's Eighteenth Movement  

ONE LAST THING

I encourage everyone reading this to pursue your passion intentionally with purpose because if you don't no one else will. No one is promised tomorrow so why not pursue your passion with the natural gifts that you've been given right NOW.

To paraphrase a conversation I recently had with someone. We are killing ourselves softly with each moment that passes when we don't at least attempt to express and share our talents with each other. But letting your light shine you unknowingly inspire others to shine their lights as well. It is never to late until it is.

Risks and challenges

The risk and challenges that come with completing this project is not getting the funds to produce the album in a professional manner. With your pledges I am confident we will support this project fully with your help one week before my uncles' birthday July 18, 2016 he would have been 56 years.

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    THE "THANK YOU" PACKAGE: Thank you so much for backing us! We owe you our biggest thanks. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to send you an MP3 of our track "Daniel's First Movement" along with a handwritten thank you letter from me.

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