Magou - nouvel album

Magou's new album, a Senegalese musician with an unforgettable voice.

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02/13/2014
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€2,220
Out of €7,500
30 %

Magou - nouvel album

Once you hear the sound of his voice, you will not forget it. Magou delights us with his bass and soulful voice, and by a virtuoso playing on his acoustic guitar. In his songs, West African rhythms and traditional percussion meets jazz, soul and Afro-Cuban music.
Magou is currently preparing his second album. He chose to produce it in an independent way, with the support of people touched by his music and wishing to hear more of it. If this album will be realised thanks to crowdfunding, a great adventure will begin and will soon be celebrated on a Parisian stage!

 

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The artist

 

Magou was born in Senegal, in Ngor, a fishermen’s village at the western tip of Dakar, at the western tip of Africa. This is where the "Ndeup" is performed, a traditional "Lebu" rhythm which combines singing, dancing and drumming, and that can lead to mystical trance. In this musical and spiritual atmosphere, Magou developed his powerful husky voice and his guitar playing tinged with Mandingo tradition, Mbalax, as well as Blues and Folk music.

Magou is a song-writer and performer. For over ten years, he performed on stage with his band “The Dakar Transit”. Spotted by Network record company (Oumou Sangare, Desert Blues... ) he flew to Germany to record his first album "Africa Yewul" (Africa, wake up), released by Harmonia Mundi in 2006.

 

music video "Africa Yewul"

 


New album

 

Magou’s second album will have traditional and mystic tones. His voice and acoustic guitar will guide us through an inner journey, musical and human. Magou’s lyrics deal with the destruction of the environment, the difficulties of professions linked to the land confronted to globalization, the richness of Africa’s soil and the poverty of its peoples, human relations and tolerance... Magou claims for lucidity, solidarity and harmony among people.

 

 

Magou on Facebook

 

"Sama Aduna", live performance of the song, featuring in the film "Like a Lion".

 

"Youmilé", excerpt from a concert in Savigny-le-Temple (France), in 2006.

Allocation of funds

 

The minimum target is the production of the album, in a digital version.

 

The 100% will cover:

- invited musicians’ recording fee

- studio (recording and mix)

- mastering

- graphic design (cover et booklet)

- KissKissBankBank’s percentage

 

Once the album will be ready, it will be available in digital distribution.

 

But let’s go beyond !!

 

If the crowdfunding exceeds the target, the additional amount will be invested in the album’s promotion, and if possible, it will help to organise a memorable concert and to release physical albums as well.

Choose your reward

€5

One song, in mp3

    €10

    The digital copy of the album.
    • 8 backers

    €20

    The digital copy of the album + the booklet in PDF + a link to view Magou’s concert online.
    • 4 backers

    €30

    The digital copy of the album + the booklet in PDF + a link to view Magou’s concert online + your name appearing in the booklet + an invitation for one person at the Parisian album release concert.
    • 7 backers

    €40

    The digital copy of the album + the booklet in PDF + a link to view Magou’s concert online + your name appearing in the booklet + an invitation for two at the Parisian album release concert.
    • 1 backer

    €50

    The digital copy of the album + the booklet in PDF + a link to view Magou’s concert online + your name appearing in the booklet + an invitation for two at the Parisian album release concert + the digital copy of Magou’s first album « Africa Yewul ».
    • 10 backers

    €100

    All rewards above + an encounter with Magou after the Parisian album release concert.
    • 2 backers

    €200

    Rewards for 100 € + one hour of guitar or percussion lesson with Magou (in Paris or in a Parisian suburb).

      €300

      Rewards for 100 € + attendance at a recording session (in a Parisian suburb, cost of travel and hotel accommodation not included).
      • Availability: 5/5

      €500

      Rewards for 100 € + Magou will record just for you any song you choose.
      • Availability: 5/5

      €750

      Rewards for 100 € + Magou will record just for you any song you choose, and you will attend this special recording session (in a Parisian suburb, cost of travel and hotel accommodation not included).
      • Availability: 5/5

      €1,000

      Rewards for 100 € + a private one hour solo concert (cost of travel and hotel accommodation not included if out of the Parisian region).
      • Availability: 3/3

      €2,000

      Rewards for 100 € + a private one hour trio concert (cost of travel and hotel accommodation not included if out of the Parisian region).
      • Availability: 3/3

      €4,000

      Offer for companies : your logo on the booklet and on all the communication medium, 20 invitations to the Parisian album release concert, a private trio concert at your company’s premices or at any event you organise (cost of travel and hotel accommodation not included if out of the Parisian region).

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