1. Nanas de la Tierra, by Navina Soler
Nanas de la Tierra (Earth’s Llullabies) is an ode to life that comes straight from the heart and the name has emerged crystal clear as the title of my first CD.
The songs invite us to let us cuddle and cherish the bonds that unite us with ourselves, the others and the Earth.
There is no difference between our own heart and that of the Earth as we are all part of the same life which contains us and generates even more life.
The songs from Nanas de la Tierra have emerged over the years as a gift after days spent in nature, silence, forests, birds and sea ... and after the reconnection with my own essence, which needed to be honoured and cherished by the effects of the affection of my own voice healing myself.
It would be nice that these songs could also inspire more people in their own paths.
I feel very passionate about this project because it's my first CD with songs composed by me and I'm putting all my love and dedication in it.
I feel that these songs are a beautiful way to offer what I have learned over the years about the “healing voice”, which caresses our hearts and that of Mother Earth.
We have already started recording some of the songs in Jerosound Studio with Jero Castellà, Xavi Tasies and Emili Cuenca, great musicians and friends, and we need your help to continue recording the rest of the songs.
You can listen to two songs on my soundcloud page, which have already been recorded so that you can learn more about the project. We have also recorded a video of the song Nana Canta Sana. This was the first song that we had ready for you and I wished that you could see the images as well as listen to it.
Nanas de la Tierra is a self-edited and self-managed work and that’s why I have decided to start a crowdfunding campaign at Verkami, because it needs the support of many hearts to come to light.
Crowdfunding also offers the possibility for the creative process to be as participatory as possible. I would love to have your opinions and ideas during the process of recording and editing the CD and also have the gift of your voices in at least one of the tracks of the album. All voices are welcome!
2. Musicians and collaborations
All of Nanas de la Tierra songs are creations of mine, but they have been enriched by the contributions and ideas of a team of great musicians who squander creativity, generosity, beauty and sensitivity. It's been a privilege to create with them!
- Navina Soler, voice, Tibetan bowls, Japanese keizu and shamanic drum.
- Jero Castellà, guitar.
- Xavi Tasies, percussion and sound environments.
- Emili Cuenca, viola and violin.
- Anna Pujós, voices.
I would also very much appreciate your participation throughout the process – for those of you who are willing to take a more active part in it. In this way, Nanas de la Tierra will become the fruit of a great circle of hearts co-creating together.
Your help in spreading this project is also very important, either by e-mail, social networks, etc., as well as telling all your friends you believe might be interested in contributing to the project.
It is also a real luxury to count with a great team of professionals of exquisite sensitivity in the areas of photography, video and graphic design.
- Jerosound Studio, recording, production, editing and mastering.
- Toni Gomez, photography.
- Ana Pérez Blanco, graphic design.
- Ricardo Maio, video.
3. What will we use your contributions for?
- Physical and digital CD
- Recording studio, production, editing and mastering
- Graphic design
- Production of the actual CD
- Musicians’ pay
- Taxes and fees
- Mail deliveries
- Photography and video
Recording a CD is a project that requires many hours of dedication from many people and we have had to keep the budget to a minimum so that we can achieve the goal together.
In the event that we collect more money than what we are asking for, we will be able to pay our musicians a little better and we will produce a video of the presentation concert so that all of you, even the ones who will not be able to make it to the concert, can enjoy it.
In addition to the satisfaction that comes from being part of a family of hearts who support the birth of a dream, these are the rewards you can get through your contribution:
Digital download of CD and booklet (Artwork) for all patrons
The CD will be available for collection on the day of the presentation concert or at a location in Barcelona – to be determined. We will also study the possibility of offering a selection of other collection points.
The CD will be delivered by certified mail. This option is only available in Spain.
The CD will be delivered by certified mail. This option is only available in Europe.
The CD will be delivered by certified mail. This option is available for the rest of countries as an international delivery.
On Saturday May 13, 2017
We would like to offer the presentation concert of Nanas de la Tierra in La Casa del Tibet in Barcelona or in the wonderful garden of Villa Maria in Vallvidrera, Barcelona. This second option would also allow us to have an outdoor event.
We will also study the possibility of offering other presentation concerts in other cities such as Zaragoza and Madrid..., if you would lend us a hand with the organisation.
Your name will appear on the acknowledgment section in the internal pages of the CD booklet (Artwork).
You will be able to participate with your voice in one of the songs. It will include rehearsing with Navina Soler and studio recording. No prior knowledge of music or singing is needed. To have a “good voice” is not needed either.
Gift Voucher for a Singing Massage Session in Barcelona, for you or to give as a present. We will send it to you by e-mail so you could print it and give it as a present on Christmas or when you will decide.
A sound bath specially created for the person who will receive it with the aim focused on harmonizing and deeply relaxing oneself. Treat yourself or give this present away to a loved one. Appointed morning or afternoon hours or to be used as a Gift Voucher.
More info about Voice Massage on Cantar la Vida website.
I offer you two options:
- Group workshop CantART to the Earth’s Heart: A journey through our body and voice. We will explore together the melodies that emerge from free and spontaneous singing offering our songs to our heart and to the Earth’s Heart. No prior knowledge of music or singing is needed. To have a “good voice” is not needed either.
Weekend of 29th and 30th of April 2017 (ask for other possible dates).
More info about CantART courses on the Cantar la Vida website.
- Two individual Singing Massage sessions: A sound bath specially created for the person who will receive it with the aim focused on harmonizing and deeply relaxing oneself. Treat yourself or give this present away to a loved one. Appointed morning or afternoon hours or to be used as a Gift Voucher.
More info about Voice Massage on Cantar la Vida website.
Concerts in the privacy of your home or therapy centres, festivals and events, to which you can bring anyone you wish – by invitation or paying an entry ticket.
We offer two possibilities:
Singing from Silence concert: A Singing from Silence concert is a sound journey or meditation-concert aimed to reaching harmony and well-being through the songs that emerge from the silence and the sound landscapes created specially for the occasion.
With Navina Soler and Xavi Tasies. More info on Cantar la Vida website.
Nanas de la Tierra Concert: An exclusive concert of Nanas de la Tierra songs with the musicians’ team. More info on Cantar la Vida website.
5. General Schedule
We have already recorded two CD songs -of a total of 14.
Our aim is to deliver your rewards within a four-five months’ period after the end of the campaign.
6. About crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is a way to fund projects and validate them thanks to the collaboration of many people who provide economic resources in exchange of some kind of counter-benefit.
You can help by making a contribution which could be considered a kind of pre-payment so that the final product can be made real and then delivered.
Each project has a funding goal and if that goal is not achieved, no transaction will take place. Only if the pre-defined goal is reached or exceeded, contributions will be processed.
It is also possible to contribute to the project by telling other people in order to have maximum exposure (diffusion) on the Internet and social media. You can also take an active role on this project by bringing your ideas once we reach the manufacturing stage, because as a patron you will have the possibility to do so.
This project, which started as a dream, is now beginning to materialise and anybody can contribute to it. Because supporting each other is a way of actively contributing to building the world we all long for!
Many heartfelt thanks to all the support received so far – and the support which is on its way!
7. + Info.
You can find more information about the project and Navina Soler on:
- Website of Cantar la Vida (Singing Life)-Navina Soler
- Facebook page of Cantar la Vida (Singing Life)-Navina Soler
- Twitter of Navina Soler
- Google Plus of Navina Soler
- SoundCloud of Navina Soler
- YouTube Channel of Navina Soler