NEW RECORDING OF OS CEMPES FEATURING A ESCOLA LIVRE DE MPG
Os Cempes are back, and we are back in really good shape.
We are working on a new project that will be recorded in Janury 2012.
This year, we'll be celebrating the 20th Aniversary of our first ever live gig, that was a benefit concert in Cedeira back in 1992.
To celebrate this event, we want to invite the Escola Livre da Musica Popular Galega to join us in the recording of this album. This school marked, last year, the 10th year since the first lessons started as the Conservatorio de Musica Tradicional e Folque de Lalin. These are 10 year devoted to shared among generations of musicians the knowledge and care for traditional music.
The album will be, once again, a display of Os Cempes' festive soul, that we always feel our recordings and live gigs with, as easy and yet as difficult as making people sing and dance. This time we want, as well, to help make visible, iniciatives such as the Escola Livre da MPG and young musicians that enjoy knowing and performing traditional music.
The central theme of this new work, will be young people, cheekiness, kids and the energy and imagination that belong to those. Remembering that the music we wanted to make is based in the ones we learnt from others when the lads were we.
Included will be contemporary compositions, arrangements of classic galician tunes... we believe this to be a beautiful repertoire and of course: TO BE DANCED!!!!!!!!
WE INVITE YOU TO COLABORATE
We propose to all of you who simpathize with this musical adventure help finance the recording: be a sponsor of the new cd Os Cempes coa Escola livre da MPG.
Crowdfunding is a sistem in which a lot of people identified with the project and that want to push it forward, give economic donations, acording their posibilities, and opt to different rewards.
Verkami is the web were this and other projects are explained: the goals, the rewards and the process. This web also manages the donations which will only be taken from your credit card if, in the limit time of 40 days we achieve the target amount. Should we not reach it, the project will have to find financing some other way. In case we reach the amount within that time, donations will be accept for an extended period. This will privide us with greater margin of manouver in the making of the recording, editing quality, we could even consider self-editing.
This financing method allows to proceed with the creative and coordinating work with the security that all of the sound engineers' services and the musicians' expenses will be covered within a reasonable time frame.
Another advantage of having the master recording finished and paid for is that the conditions in which the editing and distribution of the Cd are the favourable for investing in a better graphic design and marketing campaign of greater quality.
The CD and a Mp3 version of the master copy before oficial editing is the main reward for being a sponsor, but it is not the only one. You can find out more about rewards on the right hand side of the projects page.
An estimate cost for finishing the master copy is 5.500 Euros, including the 5% comission for Verkami and bank expenses.
Those 5.500 Euros will go towards paying 25 days of recording, mixing and mastering in a professional sound studio, and the musicians' and guest musicians' expenses during the recording sessions.
We are talking about more than 20 people: we want accordions, flutes, fiddles, hurdy gurdies, percussions, bagpipes and voices of the ELMPG sounding in this album. We are doing a complex job preparing, arranging and practing the music, all this already started last summer in July.
Rewards and the widespreading of the project.
The donations and rewards that we are suggesting are varied and we hope that for everyone's posibilities: access to a digital Mp3 version, Cd's, being on the end credits as sponsor, invites to presentation gigs, even having your own party/live gig with Os Cempes in your very own house with the tasteing of the real “Percebes de Cedeira” (Barnacles from Cedeira) picked by the legendary Serxio Ces!!!!!!
It is very important that this project is widespread, that the event is shared with the biggest amount of people, through social networks, with the family, at work... every one!
Donations may be individual, colective, from asociations and also directly to Os Cempes, with our compromise to be on the same rewards as those explained on Verkami.
From the time the project is launched, you can check on the Verkami website its evolution: the amount achieved and the time left for the completion of the 40 days to do the donations.
Os Cempes wish to thank you all beforehand for you collaboration.