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Help Brooke create her Debut Album!

$17,048 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 14 months
I am now ready to create my debut solo album of all original songs and compositions and I need your financial support in order to manifest this vision!
With your financial help, I can share these songs with the world at a high-quality level and fulfill all aspects of producing a professional recording!  In graditude for your support, there are many special offerings and gifts that are available in return for your donations!


"Love is, the power of creation." ~Maestro Manuel Rufino


Dear Family and Community!

Many of you have known me throughout numerous musical incarnations. This is my first solo album that fully encompasses the spiritual growth and journey I have been investing in over the past decade of my life.

I have been a part of the Golden Drum community for over 10 years, studying healing ways and transforming my consciousness with Maestro Manuel Rufino and many other elders and wisdom keepers of the sacred traditions of humanity.

Years ago, when I began these studies with Maestro Manuel, I had a vision that I was carrying a golden drum and I was flying around the earth, helping to bring peace to humanity through the universal language of music and sound. 

Since that time, I have been working on manifesting this vision through deep studies, travels and pilgrimages with the Golden Drum community and many elders and indigenous wisdom keepers of shamanic cultures and sacred traditions of humanity. Throughout this journey I have come to know many elders, shamans and wisdom keepers who are master sound healers, musicians and producers from all over the world whose connection has deeply inspired my own growth and song writing.   


NOW IS THE TIME!
I am now ready to manifest my debut record of 12-14 original songs dedicated to awakening the hearts and mind of humanity. I am grateful to be at a point where I can share these songs with you in a crystalized form as a culmination of the last ten years of musical and personal growth.

Please donate to this campaign and we will fulfill this vision together! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! for your support and your financial contributions. Remember to check out all of the amazing thank you gifts that I am offering in gratitude for your offerings.


THE VISION OF THE RECORD:
My intention is to create a full-length record that is accessible to a wide audience. In order for the recording process to be done at a high level of professional recording and production, I will need your financial support.

The vision for each song involves many helping hands. Each song will have a unique soundscape that will require arrangement, instrumentation and master musicianship from musicians and producers from around the world. This is a fundamental part of the process in order to weave together vocals, acoustic instruments from around the world, and electronic sounds. 

Some of you are already familiar with many of the songs that will be on this debut album including:

1. People Of The Earth (Bodhisattva) 
2. Star Seeds
3. In Lak’ech A La K’in
4. Golden Halo
5. Waters of the World
6. The Code
7. Venus Is Rising
8. Fleur Del Sol 
9. Watch The Fire Dance
10. Visionary People

Check out some of the preliminary recordings for these songs here:
People Of the Earth:
(I will be posting this in the next couple of days!)


THE BUDGET / HOW YOU CAN HELP:

It takes a lot of resources to create a high-quality record.  I envision recording many acoustic instruments including guitar, ngoni, harmonium, tablas, percussion, pipe organ, grand piano, violin/strings, bass, flutes, crystal bowls, rav drum, handpan, and many other world instruments.  There are a couple of songs that I would like to bring in a children's choir for parts of the songs.  There is also all of the electronic production that will go into each song.  In order to do this well, we need at least 2 weeks of studio time because there are 12 to 14 songs.  I will be doing a lot of preliminary work during this campaign and will keep you updated on during the process.

Here is a itemized list of all of the things that go into the creation of a professional recording:

Studio Recording: $700/day x 14 = $9,800
Production Costs (Producer, Musicians, Arrangements, Etc): $4,000
Mixing: $3000
Mastering: $2,500
Physical CD Production: $3000
Marketing: $2,600
GoFund Me Percentage (7%): @$2,100
Golden Drum Community Project (10%): $3000
Total : $30,000

I included the percentage in this list that goes to Go Fund Me for hosting this fundraiser as well as the amount that I will donate to the Golden Drum community project. 

Stretch Goals:
Up to $10,000 additional dollars (up to $40,000)
I would love to create some music videos for these songs!  Each song tells a story and would be amazing to have a visual accompaniment.  I would like to work with different artists including animation artist Matthew Canale to create some unique videos for some of the songs.
Up to $60,000 additional dollars (up to $100,000)
Any additional funds that are created from this campaign will go into purchasing equipment that will allow our community to begin to create a high-quality professional studio.  This includes an isolated vocal booth, high quality microphones, vocal pre-amps, and other top level equipment, plus investing in the building of the recording studio.



Photos of Brooke for Go Fund Me page are by:
1st Photo by Beril Gulcan
2nd Photo by Harmony Art
3rd Photo by Alyona Mindlin 
4th Photo by Beril Gulcan
5th Photo by Matthew Canale


Crowdfunding video editing by:
Helen Delphine Lillith Waters

Video filming by:
AJ Block
Jennifer Meta Crane


The elders and wisdom keepers that appear through photographs in this film are, in order of appearance:
1. Maestro Manuel Rufino
2. Maestro Domingo Días Porta and Guadalupe Abundis de Días
3. Tito La Rosa
4. Buryat Shamans in Siberia
5. The Great Pyramid at Giza
6. Marakame Don Jose and family
7. Charlie Redhawk Thom
8. Mayan Elder from Guatemala and Maestro Manuel Rufino
9. Maestro Manuel Rufino and Tata Pedro Cruz
10. Maestro Manuel Rufino
11. Maestro Domingo Días Porta and Mayan Elder from Guatemala
12. Tata Pedro Cruz
13. Tibetan Stupa in Lake Baikal
14. Buryat Shamans in Siberia
15. Mayan Fire Ceremony
16. Mayan elders in Guatemala
17. Buryat Shaman
18. Tito La Rosa
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Here is another demo track from the Ohana album called Bodhisattva! I am so grateful for everyone who has supported this project so far, in the last 2 weeks, we have raised almost $2000. In order to make the goal of $15,000 by the time we begin the record, we need to raise another $4000. We have 2 weeks and I am confident that we can make it possible. Please share this!

https://soundcloud.com/ohana_brookeflyingbear/bodhisattva

https://www.gofundme.com/HelpBrookeCreateHerDebutAlbum
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I just posted the first demo from my new record on SoundCloud! Please take a moment to listen :)
This is just a rough draft and is only me playing everything. In order to get this recorded at a studio level and will all of the incredible players that are on board for this I need your help. Please donate here:
https://www.gofundme.com/HelpBrookeCreateHerDebutAlbum
Enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/ohana_brookeflyingbear/golden-halo


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Hi everyone! In the past 5 days we have almost raised $1000! Thank you to everyone who has donated! I am busy working on all of the preliminary recordings and practices. There is a team of 13 people who will be helping to create the music for this album! Plus there will be a large choir on one of the songs with people from the Golden Drum community! This is a HUGE effort to put all of this together and right now, I am asking to raise $15,000 to be able to record all of these very special musicians at the best quality. Once that is done, we will still need to arrange, mix and master the record. Then create the physical product and then there will be marketing and promoting before it can even come out. That is why, in the end, $30,000 will go very fast and will be just enough to fulfill the budget. Your donations are required to make this vision come alive. Thank you so much for your support! I can't wait for everyone to hear this! <3 Much Love! Brooke
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This is a short video from Big Island/Hawaii from last winter. A lot of this music is inspired from my travels all over the world. The reason why I am calling this album Ohana is because Ohana means community. In the Aquarian Age, community is a key to our growth as humanity. The term Ohana is a Hawaiian term, and I feel that it reflects the openness of the Aquarian feeling of community. It is the family that is the connection of all of the hearts of humanity coming together. I believe that music has the power to bring us together, to communicate with the eternal part of us that is beyond time and space and beyond language. Please enjoy this video and donate to this campaign.
"Venus Is Rising" ~ Ohana prayers
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$17,048 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 14 months
$11
Gift of Music
Donate $11 or more and pre-order your digital copy of the NEW ALBUM! Plus, receive a personal thank you email for your support.
$37
Music CD
Donate $37 and pre-order your own signed, physical copy of the album, plus receive the digital download.
$88
Sacred Blessing
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Donate $88 or more and receive all MUSIC rewards, PLUS a bundle of smudge herbs, including Sage, Palo Santo and Copal.
$122
Small Earrings
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Donate $111 or more and receive all MUSIC rewards, plus 1 pair of small size diamond shape Flying Bear Earrings.
$160
Beaded Earrings
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Donate $160 or more and receive all MUSIC rewards, PLUS a pair of hand beaded Flying Bear earrings made by Brooke herself!
$177
Jungle Tapestry
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Shipibo Tapestry, handmade and perfect for an altar or table or wall hanging, PLUS all of the above Music Rewards.
$188
Kundalini Yoga
Enjoy a private Kundalini Yoga class with Dharam Dhyan Kaur, customized to your needs. PLUS all of the above mentioned Music Rewards.
$250
PRIVATE LESSON
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Dontate $250 or more and receive all MUSIC rewards, PLUS a private Skype lesson, can include, music, voice, composition, coaching, etc.
$333
NEW SUN
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Donate $333 or more and receive all MUSIC rewards, PLUS you will receive a 1 hour energetic space clearing for your home or workspace, from New Sun Living.
$444
SOUND BATH
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(NYC area only) Donate $444 or more and receive all MUSIC rewards, PLUS a private sound healing concert for two.
$1,111
PERSONAL SONG
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Donate $1111 or more to this campaign and receive all MUSIC rewards, PLUS I will compose a song around a topic that we choose together.
$2,500
PRIVATE EVENT
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Donate $2500 or more and receive all MUSIC rewards, PLUS the opportunity to receive a private concert & dinner for 20 people, prior to official release.
$4,444
Custom Level
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Receive a private Concert, SoundBath & Dinner for 20. PLUS a Flying Bear custom ceremonial headpiece, necklace & earrings or bracelets. PLUS all Music Rewards.
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