Shum Davar - Folklore Fusions

Shum Davar has finished recording the audio and video for the band's new album. Concerts are being cancelled and we now need you just right now. The end of this fundraise is coming, so lets release it with us in October 2020!

Author: Shum Davar

  • Live Session

  • Live Session

  • A/V team w/o music guests

  • Iva and Patrick

  • Live Session

  • Live Session

  • Folklore Fusions Shirts for musicians

  • Mr Gejza was there

  • Pillow A

  • Pillow B

  • Face mask with Shin

  • Handbag

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How it all started

Shum Davar plays folk fusion. The band has been together since 2013, and in the fall of 2019, the time came to record new music. Because Shum Davar is surrounded by many creative people, not only from the domain of music, but also from such areas as fine arts and crafts, our plan was to create something truly exceptional. In February 2020, we did a live recording of our music, took photographs, shot a video, and spent a half of a year working on post production and the graphic design.

Our goal

We are asking you to help us raise funds for releasing Shum Davar's new album titled Folklore Fusions. In return, we offer you a host of rewards, not the least important of which is that you'll feel good about being part of this project. We understand that we've taken on a difficult task in a difficult time. At the same time, we know full well that Shum Davar is surrounded by many great people who won't hesitate to lend a helping hand. We are very grateful to all of you who will.

Details

We are an international band that plays Klezmer, Romani, Eastern European, and Caucasian folk songs. We want to give the world a new CD. The financing of the project has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. We recorded the music in February 2020, and we have everything else we need to wrap up the project, both the music and the graphics. The new album features traditional songs from Caucasus, Iran, Galicia, and Cieszyn. On top of that, we are taking our music further by adding non-music content. All of the graphics feature handwoven Afghan rugs. Motifs from them will also appear on shirts we'll wear at the launch. Just like rugs are woven from a multitude of threads, so does our music embody various influences that unite it, forming a homogeneous artefact. In launching a HIT HIT campaign, we are turning to our fans with a demand for help with finishing the project. Note that there will be two launches this time – in Prague and in Hradec Králové. You are all invited!

All rewards include shipping in CZ - shipping abroad also possilbe, just write us na e-mail: shumdavarband@gmail.com

Design of shirts with hand-decorated elements of Afghan fabrics. We do not offer these as a reward, but they are part of our audiovisual concept. We will wear them on the stages and you will (quite possibly) like it:

Tracklist Folklore Fusions:

01 Spell (A.Yasinski)
02 Bělopolka
03 Bílá (M. Farsad / P. Janeček)
04 Popuri
05 Berditchever
06 Jovano
07 Cygane Lyubyat Pesni
08 Ajde Jano
09 Surp Sarkis (A. Asatryan)
10 Tariner (H. Pamboukyan)

Why rugs? The texture of handcrafted fabrics is similar to the music played by Shum Davar. Rugs made from threads of various colors and, analogously, folk music embodying various cultural influences combined with honest hard work are what makes anyone a better person – today like hundreds of years ago.

Team: 

Shum Davar members: Aliaksandr Yasinski – Bayan, Juraj Stieranka – Violin, Gugar Manukyan – Accordion, Marcel Kóňa – Drums, Pavel Bartoš – Double bass, Daniel Kundrák – Guitar.
Music guests: Iva Marešová – Vocals, Anežka Altmanová – Vocals, Adam Černík – Violin
Photography: Patrick Marek (patrickmarek.com)
Recorded in MúzyK (muzyk.cz)
Mixed and mastered by Aliaksandr Yasinski
Rugs: Tereza Inková (maimana.cz)
Shirts: Gabriela Hnízdilová (lapena.cz)
Cover design: Anna Dvořáková and Pavel Bartoš
HITHIT video: Shum Davar and MúzyK

Budget:

Recording…                 CZK 40,000 (studio + accommodation)
Post production…        CZK 20,000 (audio + video)
Graphic design …        CZK 15,000 (photo + CD leaflet + printing)
Production…                CZK 25,000 (500 CDs)
Total…                         CZK 100,000
our contribution – minimum of 70%

... and something extra

The coronavirus crisis has taken all of us aback, but it won't stop us!
In two and a half days, we recorded live 22 tracks and a long footage of captivating video. From that, we've picked 10 tracks and made one video clip for this CD. If things turn out well, next year will see the release of all the stuff that didn't fit on this album... ;-)

Who are we?

We are an international band based on Prague, Czech Republic. We've been together since 2013. We play Jewish, Romani, Eastern European, and Caucasian music.

Why we do it?

We are self-releasing a CD with audiovisual content that is intended to please both your ears and eyes. The creative process fulfills us, but it also depletes money in our wallets. To be able to complete this project, we need your help. In return, we have a host of rewards for you!

Thank you for your support. Your help is greatly appreciated! 

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  • 30 from 50 Donation with no reward

    Donate a sum of your choice. Thank you for your support :-)

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 11.02
    (CZK 300)
  • 70 from 100 CD

    CD signed by the band members. Delivered at the CD launch or by mail.

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    EUR 14.69
    (CZK 400)
  • 88 from 100 WAV & Graphics

    Digital audio format (WAV/MP3/FLAC) with graphics (A6 format) signed by the band members on graphics (A6 format). Delivered electronically + at the CD launch or by mail.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 14.69
    (CZK 400)
  • 9 from 20 FaceMask & WAV & Graphics

    Shum Davar cotton face mask & all of the rewards for "WAV & Graphics". The face masks are made by lapena.cz in a limited quantity. Delivered electronically + at the CD launch or by mail.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 22.03
    (CZK 600)
  • 16 from 20 Bag & WAV & Graphics

    Original textile fairtrade bag, with hand-painted Hebrew symbol SHIN & all of the rewards for "WAV + graphics". Presented together with lapena.cz in a limited quantity. Delivered electronically + at the CD launch or by mail.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 22.03
    (CZK 600)
  • 99 from 100 Complete WAV Discography & Graphics

    Complete discography in digital audio format (WAV/MP3/FLAC) – Lieben (2016), Tbiliso (2017), and Folklore Fusions (2020) with a handwritten message from the band members on graphics. Delivered electronically + at the CD launch or by mail.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 33.05
    (CZK 900)
  • 90 from 100 Complete CD Discography

    Complete discography on a CD – Lieben (2016), Tbiliso (2017), and Folklore Fusions (2020) with a handwritten message from the band members. Delivered at the CD launch or by mail.

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    EUR 33.05
    (CZK 900)
  • 2 from 3 Music lesson w Aliaksandr

    Aliaksandr Yasinski will meet you in Prague and give you a music lesson after specifying the content in advance. There is quite big range: playing the bayan (button accordion) for beginners or masters, musical composition or sound production.

    Btw, frontman.cz wrote an article about Sasha!

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 55.08
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 1 from 3 Haircut by Gugar

    Our accordionist Gugar is also a hairdresser. He will give you a basic hairdress and paly you a song on accordion. All will happen in his salon In Prague, nerby subway C, station Ládví.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 55.08
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 7 from 10 Pillow & WAV & Graphics

    Shum Davar Folklore Fusions pillow & all of the rewards for "WAV & Graphics". The pillows are made by maimana.cz and lapena.cz in a limited quantity. Delivered electronically at the CD launch or by mail.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 91.79
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 1 from 1 Video Bonus!

    We've made something extra from the live recording session in the Múzy[k] Studio. If you "buy" this video, we will acknowledge our gratitude in the credits as well as when we meet in person.

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    EUR 183.59
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 2 from 5 Private Concert

    Invite Shum Davar and we'll come and play you a concert (ca 120 minutes, for max 100 persons) at a prearranged time. We will come anywhere around the EU, travel costs not included.

    Reward delivery: In over a year

    EUR 550.76
    (CZK 15,000)
  • 1 from 1 Patronage

    Be a patron of the new Shum Davar CD and invite us to one of your parties … ;-) You will get our complete discography both on CD and digital audio format, face mask, pillow, we'll acknowledge our gratitude in the credits and play you a show at a prearranged time. We will come anywhere around the EU, travel costs not included.

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    EUR 1,285.11
    (CZK 35,000)