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
Physical CD Production: $3000
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.
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:
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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