Help Fund Shoshana Jedwab's Album

$20,321 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 215 people in 42 months
Help Fund Shoshana Jedwab’s Debut Album

My name is Shoshana Jedwab. I’m a hand drummer and singer of sacred music. I’m a twenty-five year Jewish educator, and I lead drum circles for people of all ages. Over the past years of my working in communities I’ve composed seven chants and prayersongs. I began recording them in 2011 and I’ve entitled my debut studio album “I Remember”. The songs of “I Remember” are soothing and inspiring and just make you want to dance over and over again. They’re all arranged in a global music genre and the album will take you on a spiritual pilgrimage from India to the Middle East to Cuba to Louisiana.

I began making “I Remember” in 2011 with a generous gift from my late aunt  and uncle Mildred and Samuel Livson, may their memory be for a blessing. I gathered a global team of professional producers, engineers, musicians and singers, and together we started recording the chants and prayersongs of my CD.  My team and I have gotten very far. I’ve recorded and edited five out of the seven tracks but I need your help to complete this project.  

 I need $25,000 to finish the album. I will use your gift to arrange, record and produce the last two tracks of this seven-song project, to mix and master all seven tracks and print, market, download, communicate, deliver and perform “I Remember”. I want to finish my debut album and share these chants and prayersongs with the world. Your financial contribution to the completion of “I Remember” will bring the words of ancient Hebrew poets, Talmudic and Hassidic teachers, Sufi masters, wise woman and contemporary voices to musical life. Please donate, and share this campaign today. Don’t forget “I Remember”!

 Thank you!


To hear and download my title track, check out:
http://shoshanajedwab.bandcamp.com/




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Thank you for helping me release "I Remember" last year! I now have a special song to contribute to beauty, to co-existence, to love, to the resistance to hate. Please help me complete recording, and making a video for, "Where You Go". This zipper song is catching like wildfire. "Where You Go" is being sung in churches of POC, weddings, marches, ceremonies and synagogues in the USA and Europe. Adapted from the words of biblical Ruth, an immigrant and ancestor of King David, "Where You Go" is a song for our times. Please invest with me in our multi-ethnic, mutli-faith world.
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Come to my "I Remember" New York CD Release Concert on November 19, 2016: 7:30-9:30 PM
(Doors open at 7PM) at:
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
130 West 30th Street NY NY
$ 20.00
CBST is delighted to welcome percussionist-turned-composer-and-singer Shoshana Jedwab and her band for Havdallah and a heart-opening and hip-shaking concert. Shoshana will sing rocking melodies and profound chants from her debut devotional world music album, I Remember. The songs of I Remember are “vibrant, nourishing, transformative, new, global Jewish music.” Chant, dance, pray and play with Shoshana Jedwab and guest artists Kirtan Rabbi Andrew Hahn, Ali Shechter and Radharani Renee Finkelstein.

Shoshana Jedwab is a singer/songwriter, percussionist, and prize-winning Jewish Studies educator. For over a quarter of a century, she has been a force of nature facilitating celebration and rhythmic ecstatic meditation. Through her authentic voice, beat-possessed hands, traditional scholarship, and original song recordings (I Remember), Shoshana Jedwab gives us an exquisite taste of ultimate being. Shoshana Jedwab is a drummer for Romemu, leads the JCC Drum Circle, and is the Jewish Life Coordinator at the A.J. Heschel Middle School.

www.shoshanajedwab.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/shoshanajedwab

This Go Fund Me Site is still open for contributions that will go toward the high costs of live performances, promotion, videos, and "I Remember" education.
We are forever grateful to you for investing in this music!
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Yesterday I was mailing Go Fund Me donors " I Remember" reward cds at the post office when a notification came in. Mary and Zosia Zaks had just given $500. Brian Cohen followed up by donating $180, putting the total at over $18,000. In Jewish tradition 18 is the numerical value of the word "alive". The music of "I Remember" is medicine to enliven and heal. I am thrilled to have collaborators like you making this happen. Now that the cd is complete and downloads are happening at the bandcamp site we are moving toward funding live performances, possible videos and education. For downloads go here: https://shoshanajedwab.bandcamp.com/
Thank you all for your appreciation of this music!
Shoshana Jedwab
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I am happy to announce that, due to your generosity, my album, “I Remember” is now playing for folks worldwide! Thank you. I will be fulfilling your Go Fund Me rewards in the coming months! You can access the seven beautifully mastered tracks here: http://shoshanajedwab.bandcamp.com/
The gorgeously designed “I Remember” cd is becoming available. You can take a tour here: http://www.shoshanajedwab.com/

I must also share that while “I Remember” has been born, my father has also passed away. This period of sharing my musical project with the world has been mixed with uncanny loss. You are with me in this place of vacancy and blessing, in this Garden of Paradox.

I waited the customary thirty days from my father’s burial before formally releasing “I Remember” on July 14, 2016. I am grateful to Kirtan Rabbi, Andrew Hahn, for including my singing of “I Remember” at the Hebrew Kirtan at the Aleph Kallah in Fort Collins, CO. At that well attended event we visited the Heavens with intentional, powerful chanting and dancing. I look forward to many more musical journeys with you and others. I will keep you updated on performances and other events. Please spread the word on social media about this music. I am gearing up to offer this music live and in person. The Go Fund Me drive is still open for those wishing to defray the costs for “I Remember” performances, music video production, publicity and education. Thank you again for supporting my music.
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$20,321 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 215 people in 42 months
Created December 13, 2014
$5
Well-Wisher
Receive a big Thank You on Facebook
$18
Life Giver
Receive a free download of the single, title track, “I Remember”.
$25
Teammate
Receive a free download of the entire “I Remember” album.
$50
Supporter
Receive a free download of the entire “I Remember” album plus a signed CD.
$75
Friend
Receive a free album download, a signed CD and have your name listed as a Friend on the album’s website.
$100
Fellow
Receive a free download of the “I Remember” album, 1 signed CD and have your name listed as a Fellow on the album website.
$250
Benefactor
Receive a free download of the “I Remember” album, 2 signed CDs and have your name listed as a Benefactor on the album website.
$500
Partner
Receive a free download of the “I Remember” album, 4 signed CDs, 1 signed copy of The Omer Calendar of Biblical Women, & have your name listed as Partner.
$750
Patron
Receive a free download of the “I Remember” album, 5 signed CDs, 1 signed copy of The Omer Calendar of Biblical Women, and have your name listed as Patron.
$1,000
Angel
“I Remember” download, 6 signed CDs, 2 signed copies of The Omer Calendar of Biblical Women, 4 free tickets to “I Remember" concert, & your name listed "Angel"
$1,500
Cherub
Album DL, 7 Signed CDs, 4 tix to any "I Remember" concert, 2 signed copies of "Omer Calendar" 3 skype study/drumming lessons with Shoshana & your name as Cherub
$2,000
Sacred Ark
Album, CDs, Omer Calendars, Concert Tix, a private drum circle for up to 20, & your name listed as "Sacred Ark" on website.
$2,500
(P/M)atriarch
Album, CDs, Omer Calendars, Concert Tix, 1 community drum worship service, a private drum circle for up to 20, & your name listed as "Sacred Ark" on website.
$3,000
Heavenly Choir
All of the above gifts & an open invitation for you to the recording studio with Shoshana Jedwab, along with your name listed as a Member of the Heavenly Choir.
$4,000
Sustainer
All of the above gifts, along with your name listed as a Sustainer on the album itself.
$5,000
Exec-Producer
All of the above gifts, along with "Executive Producer" credit on the album itself.
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RH
$75
Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie
1 month ago

Shoshana, we're singing "Where You Go" at Arlington Street Church (Unitarian Universalist) in Boston! Thanks so much for the permission to use it and for all your beautiful music!

LC
$25
Lyn Cox
7 months ago

Thanks so much for your life-giving music!

BM
$75
Bena Medjuck-Bruckner
8 months ago

B'hatzlacha!

$25
Laura Sandage
8 months ago

This is to thank you for the use of your song "Where You Go" with my choir, the Free Range Singers, and my local community.

NK
$75
Nachum Kaunfer
8 months ago

A wonderful collection of original Jewish music sung so beautifully! Best of success in raising the additional funds.

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