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Pramananda: new mantra cd by Carola Zafarana

Delicious, new versions of mantras.

Carola Zafarana

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¡Second goal!

¡MUCHAS, MUCHAS GRACIAS!

Six more days to go, thank you all so much!

I would love to record a videoclip of one of the mantra's of Pramananda and that all of you participate! That is why I am putting a second goal of 500 euros, tell the whole world about it!

The story

When?
Sometime in 2017.

Where?
In “La Nena”, a place in Barcelona where they serve excellent chocolate, cake and lunch.

And how did it start...?

Well, with a whatsapp.

J: "Carolaaa, this is Jordi, lunch in La Nena tomorrow?
C: "Jordiii, what’s up, yes, yes, lunch and chupito suizo (Google it, it will make you want one right now)

The next day in La Nena:

J: "Carola. We need to have a very serious talk about your next cd because we are going to record one that will be different from all the previous ones you made”.

(Meanwhile, the waitress brings me a chupito suizo with whipped cream, delicious in this place)

C: "Tell me more..." (I feel a bit of anxiety entering my body)

J: "An album extremely well produced, we’ll lock ourselves into the studio for at least a month. And we’ll work on it until it’s like “butter for the ears! (this is a typical Jordi expression)”

C: "¡A month!? (the anxiety now converts into light panic)

J: "Yes, Carola, I can’t believe it’s taking you so long, your fans deserve a good dose of that butter!”

C: "But...I don’t have savings, not even one euro, I’m a musician, Jordi! It’s what I love most in life, but how on earth will get the money for this? Besides, who still buys cd’s? You want me to go and live underneath a bridge? Give me another chupito suizo, please, with melindros!"

Ok,so there it stayed for now. But...somehow the seed was planted and slowly, very slowly it started to grow until it popped its head from the earth and said: "well, hello there!"

At the same time, I got access to a piano and started to play it, for fun really. And it didn't take very long until I started to get ideas, new melodies for mantra's and other songs. Where do these melodies come from? I have no idea, but I love it when they decide to present themselves.

So one day in the autumn of 2019, I felt coureagous and I said to myself: "I don't know where I am getting myself into, but I am going to say yes to this."

The eternal excuse of not having the funds is just so boring somehow and it will keep me from doing it, always. I just want to make good music!

I send Jordi a whatsapp.

(While I wait for him to reply, I look at the framed picture of my teacher and friend Swamini Pramananda, I keep it at my desk. There she is with that big, generous smile. Last year when she was visiting Barcelona in July, we drove around in taxi's a lot and we had lots of conversations. She said to me once that she found it hard to understand that I was always doubting myself, my abilities in life.)

C: "Jordi, let’s have a coffee!"
J: "Carolaaa, tomorrow at 17.00, let’s go to that terrace on the corner, I think we might be lucky and get some sunshine around that time”.

An “angels jump”

And at the end of January 2020 we started with Pramananda and once again I am falling in love with this. It’s such an incredible joy to do something that you really, really love.

And yes, oh yes, it’s a risk to begin this work and at the same time launch a crowdfunding, but what can I say, it was the perfect momento, not sooner, not later!

How does it work, what can you do?

If you are touched by this little story and you feel like being part of it with me, with us, to make it possible, well there are several ways to support it.

  1. Share the link of the Verkami campaign on your social media and with your contacts and ask them to do the same. Help it spread her wings!

  2. Check out the rewards and pick the one you like most. If you can! Any question, doubt, comment, suggestion etc., please write to me and I will respond as fast as I can.

Important

Remember that Verkami doesn’t charge your credit card right away. This will happen after the 40 days of the campaign end and only if I have reached the goal!

What will be the destination of the money

I can imagine that for many of you, it seems just unbelievable that most of the money will go to studio recordings and mixes etc., the production. But what we are doing, is making an album of high quality, we want it to sound absolutely beautiful.

The rest is for design, photography and the video and of course the print of your copies of Pramananda!

What if we receive more money than the set goal, what will we do with that?

First of all, I will be a 100% transparent about everything we do with the money in general and especially if more money comes in. Most likely, the actual costs for design will be higher and I would love the album to have a booklet with the lyrics of the mantras etc.. Also, it would be fantastic to make a videoclip (and you could all be featuring in it!!).

A bit more about myself

I was born in the Netherlands. My last name is Italian because my dad is Italian. Music has always been my first love, from a very young age. Even if, when I was a child, what I absolutely loved doing was making people laugh, I would make up comic theatre acts, for example.

Finally I decided, or life gently pushed me towards that, to study music, classical music, the piano. Something completely different but hey, today I am returning to the piano on this album! Barcelona has been what I call home since 2004. I dedicate myself to music, writing and theater. I love to teach and share anything to do with our voice, especially in groups because it’s more contagious!

Jordi Navarro I met in his studio, when I recorded some harmonies for a colleague musician and we became friends instantly!

Aquí delante de La Nena con Jordi
Aquí delante de La Nena con Jordi

It’s a pleasure and a privilige to work with him, he is one of the most authentic persons I know, a great professional, excellent musician but above all, one of my dearest friends. And we have good laughs, until my whole body hurts (of laughing!).

Pramananda is my fifth album. The other four are Shabad Simran, Zafarana, Pocket Songs (together with Karim Habib El Fakih) y Exhale. The last three made in The Room BCN with Jordi Navarro

My previous albums!
My previous albums!

The team

Carola Zafarana: voice & piano
Jordi Navarro: production, guitars & bass guitar
Carlos Peñasco-Martín Lara: video
Nono Rueda: graphic design
Carlos Montilla: photography
Rubén Mármol: hair & make-up

All the melodies and arrangments are born from an idea that comes to me, usually when I am improvising at the piano in the theatre before starting rehearsals or at home. Sometimes when I am walking the streets of Barcelona or when I am having a coffee. Then I show Jordi and we start creating, molding, adding, enjoying.

Time table (aprox.)

January/February all the studio work: creation, mixes and master. Production.

March/april we will send you the digital version of Pramandanda or we meet up for a coffee (or “chupito suizo”) and I pass it directly to you on your pendrive.

Mayo/June we will have the physical copies of the album!

If there are important changes, we will inform you of course.

More info & contact

You will be kept posted during the campaign:
+ on the Verkami blog.
+ on Instagram
+ on Facebook

Also, you can always send me a message through Verkami or directly to my email (any doubt, question, suggestion, comment you have):
carolazafarana@gmail.com

We are working in Barcelona in the Gràcia neighbourhood at:

The Room BCN

https://www.theroombcn.com
https://www.goandjo.com/

GRACIAS THANK YOU DANK JULLIE WEL GRAZIE MILLE

FAQ

  • What mantras are we working on for Pramananda?

    For now:

    Ajai Alai
    Aardas Bhai
    Ra Ma Da Sa
    Re Man Eh Bidh Jog Kamao
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    Chitananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham
    Har Wahe Guru Har Sat Nam
    Har Har Har Har Gobinde

    <3

  • What if I don't have a credit card?

    Write me an email (carolazafarana@gmail.com) and we'll find an alternative way, it's possible!

  • Until what day can I participate in the campaign?

    The campaign ends on Tuesday 17th of March 2020 around 1pm! Remember that Verkami will not charge your card before this date and only if the goal is achieved!

Do you have any other queries or questions?

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  • Carola Zafarana

    Carola Zafarana
    Author

    15 days

    Coral <3 <3 <3

  • Coral

    Coral

    15 days

    🙌🏽🥰

  • Carola Zafarana

    Carola Zafarana
    Author

    17 days

    Jessica, muchísimas gracias!!!!!!!!

  • Gess Andie Glitch

    Gess Andie Glitch

    17 days

    Para qué sigas transmitiendo amor y mantras ♥️

  • Carola Zafarana

    Carola Zafarana
    Author

    21 days

    Myriam!!!!! Muchas gracias ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • myss

    myss

    21 days

    Qué ilusión! Muchas gracias querida Carola

  • Carola Zafarana

    Carola Zafarana
    Author

    21 days

    Ayyyyyyy muchísimas gracias por tanto cariño y generosidad!!!!

  • arococ

    arococ

    21 days

    Una maravilla escuchar a Carola .... su voz conecta con el alma

  • Carola Zafarana

    Carola Zafarana
    Author

    23 days

    Tatiana querida ♥️♥️♥️ Muchas gracias 🙏🙏🙏

  • tatianalda

    tatianalda

    23 days

    A por tus sueños querida Carola!

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#02 / Mi primer álbum Shabad Simran en digital

Queridas/queridos,

Ayer encontré un cd que pone: master Shabad Simran 2013. ¡Bien! Entonces significa, que en las recompensas que incluyen mis anteriores discos en formato digital, también podré añadir Shabad Simran, ¡espero que os guste esta noticia! (aunque sé que mucha gente ya tiene este disco, pero como ya no me quedan físicamente, me encanta poder ofrecerlo así).

¡Feliz día todes!

Mi primer cd de mantras Shabad Simran, con la pintura de Isidora Alegría <3
Mi primer cd de mantras Shabad Simran, con la pintura de Isidora Alegría <3

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  • Carola Zafarana

    Carola Zafarana
    Author

    about 2 months

    Qué bien que os sirve entonces!!!!

  • vickyblancom

    vickyblancom

    about 2 months

    Tengo todos tus Cd's menos este, asi que me siento feliz y muy agradecida 💓

  • Imma

    Imma

    about 2 months

    Ohh, que bien!! Yo lo tengo, pero se rayó y no lo puedo escuchar bien. Infinitas gracias!!

  • Carola Zafarana

    Carola Zafarana
    Author

    about 2 months

    Bien!!! Menos mal que lo encontré entonces <3

  • martalliure

    martalliure

    about 2 months

    Que genial carola!! Siempre he tenido ganas de tenerlo! Gracias por tanta generosidad!

#09 / ¡Muchas gracias! Thank you so much! Dank jullie wel!

180 mecenas/patrons <3
108% logrado/achieved

Os mando un mail estos días desde Verkami para que rellenáis un formulario (con el nombre que queréis en el disco, direcciones etc.)

¡Estoy abrumadísima! <3 <3

I will send you an email the coming days, with a form where you can indicate which name you would like to be printed on the cd, your address etc.

I'm completely overwhelmed! <3 <3

#08 / ¡Segundo objetivo! Second goal!

¡Queridas y queridos mecenas!

¡¡OBJETIVO LOGRADO!! Muchas, muchas gracias a todas y todos, por el apoyo, por el cariño, la alegría, los mensajitos...

He hecho una pura locura (y rima), UN SEGUNDO OBJETIVO de 500 euros, para hacer un vídeoclip y que salgáis vosotros, ¿qué os parece? Será de la mano de Carlos Martín-Peñasco, por supuesto <3 <3 <3

¿Qué podéis hacer? ¡Compartir el link estos 6 días que quedan y correr la voz!

Un abrazo para todas y todos y hasta pronto, estamos yo y Jordi acabando el disco, dentro de nada os lo mando en audio <3

Carola

#07 / ¡Queda una semana! One more week to go!

Queridas y queridos mecenas,

¡¡La campaña ya está en la última fase, quedan 8 días y falta un poquito pero estoy dando mucha caña!! Si me queréis ayudar a correr la voz, compartir el link, ¡os estaré muy agradecida!

Dear patrons,

8 more days to go, I'm really nervous!!!! If you can and want, help me to share the link <3

<3 <3 <3

#06 / Wow!

Solo un pequeño mensaje para deciros a todas y todos...¡muchas gracias! Hoy me ha abrumado la generosidad, la buena gente, el amor al arte, a la música que nos une, el lenguaje universal, la alegría de compartir ¡¡y que sea muy contagiosa!!

¡Quedan dos semanas de campaña y creo que antes del final de marzo estará listo el audio del cd!

Just a short message for all of you out there to thank you. Today I have been overwhelmed by generosity, people with big hearts, love for art, for music that has the power to bring us together, sharing this contagious joy!!

Two more weeks to go and I think that the audio will be ready by the end of March!

#05 / ¡Quedan veinte días! Twenty days to go!

Creating Pramananda <3
Creating Pramananda <3

¡Queridas y queridos mecenas y futuras y futuros mecenas!

Estamos a la mitad de la campaña y a 67%, nada mal!!! Mañana jueves tengo sesión de fotos con Carlos Montilla (y Rubén Mármol me hará el maquillaje etc.) y después...haré una media locura que ya os contaré :) se graba en vídeo así que tendré pruebas, igual en directo, jajaja!

Va súper bien el Verkami pero se ha calmado bastante, ¡si me podeís ayudar en compartir el link os lo agradecería muchísimo!

Dear (future) patrons, lieve (toekomstige)

mecenas,

We are half way the campaign and at 67%! Tomorrow Thursday, I have a photosession with my good friend Carlos Montilla (Rubén Mármol will do makeup and hair, I can't wait!) for Pramananda and after that...I will do something a little crazy, hahaha! It will all be recorded so I can show it to you :)

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#03 / 55!!!!

¡Buenos días!

Es una alegría tan grande ver como crece la campañia, 55% conseguido, es una pasada <3 ¡Muchas, muchas, muuuuuchas gracias!

¡Hoy toca grabar voces en el estudio!

I LOVE to see the campaign growing, 55% already! Thank you sooooo much!!!

Today I am back in the studio recording voice <3

55%!!!!
55%!!!!

#02 / Mi primer álbum Shabad Simran en digital

Queridas/queridos,

Ayer encontré un cd que pone: master Shabad Simran 2013. ¡Bien! Entonces significa, que en las recompensas que incluyen mis anteriores discos en formato digital, también podré añadir Shabad Simran, ¡espero que os guste esta noticia! (aunque sé que mucha gente ya tiene este disco, pero como ya no me quedan físicamente, me encanta poder ofrecerlo así).

¡Feliz día todes!

Mi primer cd de mantras Shabad Simran, con la pintura de Isidora Alegría <3
Mi primer cd de mantras Shabad Simran, con la pintura de Isidora Alegría <3

#01 / ¡Muchas gracias! Thank you!

Queridas y queridos mecenas, dear patrons,

Casi no lo puedo creer pero la campaña ya está a 32%, me llena de alegría y felicidad,¡gracias!

Thank you all so much!! 32% achieved, I can't believe it!!!

Dank jullie wel allemaal!!!

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77 backers
Pramananda

  • Digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • A signed copy of the album with your name printed (in person or by regular mail, only within Spain)

Estimated delivery June 2020
20€
5 backers
I want Pramananda but I live abroad
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery by regular mail around the world)

Estimated delivery June 2020
25€
24 backers
Pramananda & art (only within Spain)

  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (in person or by regular mail)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30) (in person or sent within Spain)

Estimated delivery June 2020
30€
10 left (of 20)
Pramananda & bike ride
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed and a personal message (delivery in person or around the world)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30) (delivery in person or around the world)

  • my cds Zafarana & Exhale in digital

  • the album Pocket Songs, signed

  • I take you on a two hour bike ride during through my beloved Barcelona! If you don't have a bike, I will get you one and if you prefer to walk, we do a walking tour and I will show you my favourite spots in town!

Estimated delivery June 2020
35€
13 backers
Pramananda for Kundalini Yoga lovers
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery in person or around the world)

  • a selection of mantras on Pramananda in extended versions, in digital, to depthen your Kundalini Yoga practice and meditation.

  • my cd's Zafarana y Exhale in digital

  • the album Pocket Songs, signed

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30)

Estimated delivery June 2020
50€
7 backers
Pack of Pramananda & previous albums
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery in person or around the world)

  • my previous albums Zafarana, Exhale and Pocket Songs, dedicated (delivery in person or around the world)

  • a selection of kundalini mantras from Pramananda en extended version (I am still chosing which ones they will be, but I promise they will be delicious!)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30)

Estimated delivery November 2020
50€
2 left (of 10)
For the singers among us
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery in person or around the world)

  • my previous albums Zafarana & Exhale in digital

  • the cd Pocket Songs, signed

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30)

  • two voice lessons of one hour each (you can also give these to someone as a gift!)

Estimated delivery June 2020
75€
9 left (of 20)
For yoga schools and teachers (1)
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery in person or around the world)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30)

  • I will come and sing in your yogaclass (travel costs are not included if it's outside of Barcelona)

  • a selection of mantras on Pramananda in extended versions, in digital, to depthen your Kundalini Yoga practice and meditation.

  • my previous albums Zafarana & Exhale digital

  • the album Pocket Songs

Estimated delivery June 2020
120€
16 left (of 20)
For yoga schools and teachers (2)
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery in person or around the world)

  • five copies of Pramananda

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30)

  • I will come and sing in your yogaclass (travel costs are not included if it's outside of Barcelona)

  • a selection of mantras on Pramananda in extended versions, in digital, to depthen your Kundalini Yoga practice and meditation.

  • my previous cd's Zafarana & Exhale in digital

  • the album Pocket Songs

Estimated delivery June 2020
150€
4 backers
¡Concert, concert!
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery in person or around the world)

  • my previous cd's Zafarana, Exhale and Pocket Songs, signed

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30)

  • accoustic concert of one hour and 15 minutes in your house, in your kitchen or wherever you like, I will sing mantra's, songs or both (if it's outside of Barcelona, it doesn't include travel costs)

Estimated delivery June 2020
250€
1 backer
Concierto + singing workshop
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed (delivery in person or around the world)

  • 10 copies of Pramananda

  • singing/mantra workshop (aprox.one hour and a half)

  • meditative concert of one hour in your yoga school, house or wherever you like (if it's outside Barcelona it doesn't include travel costs)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30)

  • a selection of mantras on Pramananda in extended versions, in digital, to depthen your Kundalini Yoga practice and meditation

  • my previous albums Zafarana & Exhale in digital

  • the album Pocket Songs

Estimated delivery June 2020
500€
2 backers
Pure generosity Pramananda: personalized reward!

We'll talk in person to see how we can give shape to this super personalized reward!

Estimated delivery June 2020
25€
14 patrons (sold out)
Special offer with surprise, limited edition only during 72 hours!
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed and a personal message (delivery in person or around the world)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30) (delivery in person or around the world)

  • my cds Zafarana & Exhale in digital

  • the album Pocket Songs, signed

  • an invitation to my roof terrace a Saturday or Sunday evening (exact date to be confirmed) in June 2020, you will meet the team, we'll have a drink and I will sing to you live! If it is not possible for you to be in Barcelona, we'll do a Skype :-)

Estimated delivery June 2020
27€
5 patrons (sold out)
Special offer with surprise, limited edition only during 72 hours!
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed and a personal message (delivery in person or around the world)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30) (delivery in person or around the world)

  • my cds Zafarana & Exhale in digital

  • the album Pocket Songs, signed

  • an invitation to my roof terrace a Saturday or Sunday evening (exact date to be confirmed) in June 2020, you will meet the team, we'll have a drink and I will sing to you live! If it is not possible for you to be in Barcelona, we'll do a Skype :-)

Estimated delivery November 2020
27€
0 patrons (sold out)
Pramananda & bike ride: special offer during the first 72 hours of the campaign!
  • digital version of Pramananda before anyone else

  • a signed copy of the album with your name printed and a personal message (delivery in person or around the world)

  • a print of the cover art of Pramananda made by Nono Rueda (30X30) (delivery in person or around the world)

  • my cds Zafarana & Exhale in digital

  • the album Pocket Songs, signed

  • I take you on a two hour bike ride during through my beloved Barcelona! If you don't have a bike, I will get you one and if you prefer to walk, we do a walking tour and I will show you my favourite spots in town!

Estimated delivery June 2020
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