Believe in our work?
Being an independent musician isn't easy. In today's music world, independent musicians must record, produce, promote and distribute music all on our own. We depend on our fans to keep us in business so we can keep on providing quality music. At the end of 2011 we conducted a successful campaign via Kickstarter that enabled us to finish the mixing and mastering process of our album, Gracia. We couldn't have completed the recording without the tremendous support of our fans! Truly thank you.
Now we're deep into our next project! Ora de Despertar (Time to Wake Up) is an all-original recording of Ladino children's songs, the first of its kind! But it's more than just the music. We have also produced an animated series of all the songs, created a songbook, developed educational materials and more. Each of these components takes time and resources. We have direct costs for designing all the materials, distribution (mailers, digital marketplace subscriptions and websites), touring (car rental, gas, hotel, festival submissions), as well as for PR (videos, press materials, radio promotion and more), just to name a few.
Instead of using Kickstarter, we are now offering the opportunity to get involved with our work directly via pay-pal on our website, which we hope will make it easier for our fans to participate in this exciting project's success.
If you'd like to get involved, we are offering rewards for your support:
Donate up to $36:
Receive our enormous gratitude for being an amazing fan, as well as digital copies of our last 2 CD's (Gracia and Ora de Despertar)
Donate $50 or more:
Receive personalized signed copies of our last 2 CD's (Gracia and Ora de Despertar)
Donate $100 or more:
Receive personalized signed copies of our last 2 CD's (Gracia and Ora de Despertar), plus a signature “Ladino Rocks” t-shirt.
Donate $180 or more:
Receive personalized signed copies of our last 2 CD's (Gracia and Ora de Despertar), a signature “Ladino Rocks” t-shirt, plus a special collection of Aroeste Family Sephardic recipes, including the famous Aroeste cookie, the Tadlikoo.
Pledge $500 or more:
Receive personalized signed copies of our last 2 CD's (Gracia and Ora de Despertar), a signature "Ladino Rocks" t-shirt, a special collection of Aroeste Family Sephardic recipes, and your name (or name of your choice) will get listed in a special thank-you section on our website.
Pledge $1,000 or more:
We have specific projects in mind for you-- let's talk!
Today, a musician really can't survive without a widespread fan-base, and a high-quality PR and touring campaign to get the music into the global music marketplace. You can have real impact in helping to make this happen. Any amount will make a difference.
As this short video shows, there's a real need to spread the word about Ladino and to educate people that it is not a pasta.
Thank you for your support of our work!