Refugees for Refugees: new album

Support the 2nd CD by Refugees for Refugees, a project that brings together musicians from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tibet.

Project visual Refugees for Refugees: new album
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11/28/2018
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€10,028
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Refugees for Refugees: new album

Dear kissbankers,

We made it !

Big news: we have reached our goal! Thanks to your 160 generous contributions, we raised 10 028 € 10,028 in 30 days. We are now able to go on with the realization of our new album. A big thank you for your support !

What is next ?

This is the last straight line to finalize the recordings, the graphics, the promotion! The official release of our CD is set for February 16, 2019 and will be accompanied by a first presentation concert at Ancienne Belgique (Brussels, BE) and followed by many other concerts in Belgium and elsewhere. You can follow all news on our page: https://muziekpublique.be/artists/refugees-for-refugees/?lang=en

See you soon for big news and thank you again for your enthusiasm and support!

 

Refugees for Refugees unites 10 musicians who are refugees and have arrived in Belgium from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tibet. They have united their diverse musical heritages in order to create a unique repertoire, building bridges between their cultures and putting out a message of hope and resilience.

From the foundations that they have built has emerged an amazing synergy, extending ever further the boundaries of musical collaboration. As if turning a new page, the new album symbolizes reconstruction, a fresh breath in order to find a way forward after having their lives torn apart.

 

“In music we will be trying to reverse what’s going on in the world. Maybe music will give the solution not to be enemies.” (Tarek Al Sayed, Syria)

 

Who are we?

The group called Refugees for Refugees is the fruit of a meeting between traditional musicians who arrived in Belgium as refugees and the association Muziekpublique, a world music center based in Brussels. Fleeing the disasters of their regions of origin, threats impelled them to leave what was once a wonderful land and leave behind  an essential heritage, but taking with them their knowledge and their instruments.

After bringing out their first album, Amerli, in 2016, a number of the musicians decided to continue the adventure via a number of concerts to keep alive the commitment at the heart of the project. Two years have passed and the adventure so far has been unbelievable.  The first album was voted “Best album of 2016” by the highly rated international “Transglobal World Music Charts”. The group had the good fortune to perform on some outstanding stages and to enjoy some shared moments which will long remain in everyone's memory: Music Meeting (NL), Africolor Festival (FR), Espéranzah Festival (BE), Festival des 5 Continents (CH), Globaltica Festival (PL), Festival van Vlaanderen (BE) and many more.

 

“An album of the year and one which people will treat as a benchmark in years to come”

fROOTS magazine, 01/06/2016

 

Why a second album?

The band’s current repertoire represents an exciting new stage in their development, consisting  of joint compositions of hitherto unreleased and original titles drawing on the traditions of each participant. Proud of the path they have followed and of the message that they bear, the musicians in the team are determined that this second album should see the light of day. The release of the album is planned for February 2019.

Refugees for Refugees:  Nowruz live in Tournai

The members of the band are:

  • Asad Qizilbash (sarod) (Pakistan-BE)
  • Aren Dolma (vocals) (Tibet-BE)
  • Kelsang Hula (dramyen, vocals) (Tibet-BE)
  • Mohammad Aman Yusufi (dambura, vocals) (Afghanistan-BE)
  • Simon Leleux (percussion) (BE)
  • Souhad Najem (qanun) (Iraq-BE)
  • Tammam Al Ramadan (ney) (Syria-BE)
  • Tarek Alsayed Yahya (oud) (Syria-BE)
  • Fakher Madallal (vocals, percussion) (Syria-BE)
  • Tristan Driessens (oud and artistic direction) (BE)

 

The project team

Muziekpublique supports and promotes world music in three main areas: organizing concerts, coordinating a music and dance academy and  producing and distributing CDs. It's through this last activity, the Muziekpublique label that we are taking forward the Refugees for Refugees project with the same attention to detail that we brought to the production of our previous albums, concentrating our work on the quality of the music, on taking good care of the musicians and on their musical development.

Emre Gültekin, saz player but also an excellent sound engineer, will supervise and record the performances. His refined hearing and sensitivity will ensure an album with subtle production values, reflecting the talent of the musicians. Dieter Telemans will take the photos for the booklet, which will be produced by Désirée De Winter, following the example set by previous Muziekpublique albums.

We really have need of you and of your support. THANK YOU!

Allocation of funds

In all, the production will cost some €25 000. Considering that this kind of project must also be supported by public funding, we have additionally applied for public financing and the amount we have been granted is €5000. However, it's obvious that the more this crowdfunding succeeds, the further we'll be able to go with this project. That's why we are asking for your support to raise €10 000 in order to realize this project in the best possible conditions. The remaining amount will be provided by Muziekpublique.

Budget needed:

Artistes' fee  6 500 €

Recording, mixing and mastering 4 500 €

Pressing of CDs  2 500 €

Design and photos for CD 1 700 €

Performing rights and royalties 2 200 €

Promotion 4 000 €

Video clip 2 000 €

Transport and miscellaneous 350 €

8 % commission for Kiss Kiss Bank Bank 800 €

All funds collected will be collected by the organisation Muziekpublique and devoted 100% to the project Refugees for Refugees (apart from commission accruing to the Kisskissbankbank platform).

 

Find out more about us

Report - La musique, moteur d’émancipation

Report - Refugees for Refugees in Kortrijk

Choose your reward

€5

A big thank you!
  • 7 backers

€15

A big thank you! + the digital album to download
  • 24 backers
  • Estimated delivery March 2019

€25

A big thank you! + 1 CD sent at home
  • 70 backers
  • Estimated delivery March 2019

€45

A big thank you! + 1 CD sent at home + CD Amerli + post card
  • 23 backers
  • Estimated delivery April 2019

€60

A big thank you! + 1 CD sent at home + 1 other Muziekpublique CD of your choice sent at home + post card + your name in the booklet + an unreleased track to download
  • 10 backers
  • Availability: 30/40
  • Estimated delivery April 2019

€75

A big thank you! + 1 CD sent at home + 1 other Muziekpublique CD of your choice sent at home + post card + your name in the booklet + 2 tickets for a concert
  • 9 backers
  • Availability: 6/15
  • Estimated delivery April 2019

€100

A big thank you! + 1 CD sent at home + 1 other Muziekpublique CD of your choice sent at home + post card + your name in the booklet + an unreleased track to download + 2 tickets for a concert + 1 autographed poster
  • 5 backers
  • Availability: 10/15
  • Estimated delivery April 2019

€125

A big thank you! + 1 CD sent at home + a set of the 5 Muziekpublique albums to collect + post card + your name in the booklet
  • 2 backers
  • Estimated delivery April 2019

€200

A big thank you! + 1 CD sent at home + 1 other Muziekpublique CD of your choice sent at home + post card + your name in the booklet + an unreleased track to download + a one-hour lesson with one of the musicians to be determined
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Estimated delivery May 2019

€500

A big thank you! + "Special thanks" with your name in the booklet of the album + 1 autographed CD sent at home + the set of the 9 Muziekpublique albums to collect + post card + your name in the booklet + an unreleased track to download + 2 tickets for a concert + 1 autographed poster
  • Availability: 10/10
  • Estimated delivery May 2019

€1,000

A big thank you! + "Special thanks" with your name in the booklet of the album + 1 autographed CD sent at home + the set of the 9 Muziekpublique albums to collect + post card + your name in the booklet + an unreleased track to download + 1 autographed poster 1 'golden pass' for one year at Muziekpublique
  • 3 backers
  • Estimated delivery May 2019

€2,500

A big thank you! + "Special thanks" with your name in the booklet of the album + 1 autographed CD sent at home + the set of the 9 Muziekpublique albums to collect + post card + your name in the booklet + an unreleased track to download + 1 autographed poster + a private concert with a small formula of the band
  • Availability: 2/2
  • Estimated delivery September 2019

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