HELP US PROMOTE THE OTHER SOUND OF CUBA

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THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN ENDED.

BUT THE ARIOSO PROJECT IS VERY MUCH ALIVE!

Please see the update on 5 May 2020 or follow us on www.gustavocorralesromero.com

THIS IS A PERSONAL STORY AS WELL AS A UNIVERSAL ONE.


ARIOSO is an all-Cuban CD project with music, musicians and composers from the Orient of Cuba, fitting Cuban 'trova' golden oldies in contemporary arrangements for classical piano trio:

'Buena Vista Social Club goes classical'.

The involved artists from The Hague, Madrid, Berlin and São Paulo are seasoned, classically trained professionals:


Gustavo Corrales Romero | Arrangement, composition, piano

Reynaldo Maceo | violin

Douglas Vistel | cello

Yaniel Matos | composition


ARIOSO has great cultural value and historical resonance.


LET US SHOW YOU WHY:

Complete details of the ARIOSO project

Update from the Berlin Rehearsal


DONATIONS ARE NO LONGER POSSIBLE

THROUGH THIS SITE:

CONTRIBUTING TO ARIOSO IS NOW ONLY POSSIBLE THROUGH DIRECT CONSULTATION WITH THE PRODUCERS: [email protected]


A PLEA FROM THE CAMPAIGNERS

If you know us, you know that we are dedicated, passionate, determined, no-nonsense professionals who have shown great persistence so far. Please note that we’ve waited 3 years before daring to take this step. This is your chance to show how much you appreciate what KyG does.

If you don’t know us: Gustavo Corrales Romero is the artistic anchor behind the ARIOSO CD we are hoping to record. Karen Russel is (besides Gustavo’s better half and student) the motor behind everything. We are joined in this project by violinist Reynaldo Maceo, cellist Douglas Vistel and composer Yaniel Matos. We hope that we can impress you with our presentation, our cause, our persons, our music and our background.

Our first CD production on Aruba was co-sponsored, besides our own investment. Since then (2001 to date) KyG has largely done things under its own management, using our own money. This is the first time since 2001 that we are reaching out. We’ve sat on this project trying to decide how to go about producing this CD and trying to gather up the courage to make this plea.

WHY HELP US? This project involves very hardworking musicians all dividing our time between the perfection of our craft, making a living, trying to get our projects off the ground and still - seemingly effortless - always happily sharing of ourselves and of our music.

WHY HELP THE CAUSE? Because every step towards more awareness in the world about the existence of Latin American classical and contemporary music next to the European classics and besides salsa, jazz, tobacco and old cars is a worthy one.

Don’t think that others will pick up the slack. That’s precisely when nothing gets done. Also: Every little bit helps. And we wouldn’t be asking if we didn’t need it. Don’t be fooled by the polished look of our crowdfunding campaign. We’re not paying anyone to help us. We just happen to be dedicated perfectionists who do everything ourselves.

Finally, PLEASE SHARE. We believe that there are many people out there who might be interested in our cause. THANK YOU for joining us in a celebration of music by helping us to PROMOTE THE OTHER SOUND OF CUBA.


Saludos!

Karen & Gustavo

‘KyG’

We're happy to answer your questions: [email protected]




Rewards

Gracias! Thank you. We are working very hard and you are helping to make it all worthwhile. And good begets good.

Saludos! We salute you. You earn one brand-new ARIOSO CD mailed to you without additional cost wherever you are.

Fantástico! For you we have reserved the new ARIOSO CD AND one FRESCO CD!

Excelentísimo! May we present you with all of our CDs: PALIMPSESTO, FRESCO and the new ARIOSO!

Bravísimo! We hope you will accept two copies of each of our CDs; one authographed especially for you, the other to share the joy of PALIMPSESTO, FRESCO and the new ARIOSO with someone else.

ESTUPENDO! You of course also get the 3 CDs, twice! Check out your other rewards on http://www.gustavocorralesromero.net/REWARDS.html

……..! We are speechless. Check out your other rewards on http://www.gustavocorralesromero.net/REWARDS.html

Organizer

  • KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero
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  • The Hague, NL

Donors

  • KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero
  • Posted On Jun 21, 2017
  • THANK YOU! Hans Wallin for your generous donation and interest in KyG’s music overall... Mr. Wallin is the first person to receive a complex KyG composition for potential performance other than ourselves.

  • HANS WALLIN
  • Donated on Jun 20, 2017
€25.00
May 05

A LAST UPDATE ON THE GoGetFunding Website about the ARIOSO PROJECT

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 01:40 pm

After nearly three years (since April 2017!) at it,it is time to throw in the towel. At least here.While the ARIOSO CD project is still very much alive, we believe that the Crowdfunding has run its course. We will continue our efforts to get ARIOSO produced elsewhere: CD, The Making. . . . .

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Nov 22

CROWDFUNDERS: Where do we stand?

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 09:28 am

Dear Crowdfunders,This is a short note to tell you where we stand.Those on our mailing list may already have read the update, which was included in the newsletter sent on 17 November 2018 (New Promo Video CC&J | Short News - attached below).Due to circumstances (a personal loss in September. . . . .

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Jan 10

A NEW YEAR. AND A NEW PHASE.

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 01:43 pm

The crowdfunding has so far been successful in ensuring the important step of rehearsing with the piano trio musicians in Berlin in June 2017 and confirming their commitment to and rightness for this project. As it became clear that the crowdfunding would not suffice to actually produce the ARIOSO CD,. . . . .

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Sep 20

DATE EXTENSION & ANOTHER TEASER VIDEO

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 04:57 pm

We have decided to extend the end date of this campaign through the first week of January 2018.We need more time. As we also indicated in our previous two updates; although we haven't received donations for a while, we are working hard behind the scenes to realize this project, also. . . . .

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Sep 15

SMALL BUT PROMISING STEPS

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 12:45 pm

In line with our previous update, we had an interesting talk at the beginning of the week about how to proceed with this project and got some promising leads, with great thanks to Mirto and Jenny Laclé for their time.In addition steps are being taken towards alternative funding and direct

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Sep 08

WORK BEHIND THE SCENES

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 03:07 pm

Although it might seem that nothing much is happening...It is true, things have been a bit slow in recovering from the awareness that our fanbase wasn't strong enough to more elaborately support this crowdfunding.In the meantime, however, we have been making an inventory of how we are going to get. . . . .

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Aug 23

A video impression of the Berlin Rehearsal

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 11:19 am

We are very grateful for all the views, shares, likes and comments we received - especially on Facebook - in relation to the video of the recordings from the Berlin rehearsal, which mainly constituted a compilation of the music.This is more of a 'The Making Of' to give an impression

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Jul 25

A complete report on the Berlin rehearsal

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 08:38 pm

FINALLY! It took 2-3 weeks but we are there: We can offer a complete report on the first milestone in this project, achieved with the help of our generous backers: The rehearsal in Berlin at the end of June.Click here for the report in English.Klik hier voor het rapport in

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Jul 06

MEET THE MUSICIANS: Violinist REYNALDO MACEO

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 12:35 pm

Reynaldo Maceo was granted a scholarship to study in Russia by the Cuban government for artistic merits. Graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with master Vladimir Malinin he obtained the title ‘Master of Fine Arts’ in the category of concert performer and the graduation prize in the specialty of. . . . .

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Jul 06

MEET THE MUSICIANS: Cellist DOUGLAS VISTEL

Update posted by KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero at 12:21 pm

Having grown up in a family of musicians Douglas Vistel began to study the cello at the Conservatorio Esteban Salas in Santiago de Cuba, with teachers Sarvelio Crespo, John Givorkian and Alla Pajomova among others. He studied at the National School of Arts, a student of Alina Neyra, Michail Kustov. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

12 donors
  • KyG Productions Karen Russel and Gustavo Corrales Romero
  • Posted On Jun 21, 2017
  • THANK YOU! Hans Wallin for your generous donation and interest in KyG’s music overall... Mr. Wallin is the first person to receive a complex KyG composition for potential performance other than ourselves.

  • HANS WALLIN
  • Donated on Jun 20, 2017
€25.00
€50.00
  • Everine Dirksz
  • Donated on May 15, 2017
€10.00
  • Aimee Poveda
  • Donated on May 13, 2017
€100.00
  • Xavier Lobao
  • Donated on Apr 27, 2017
  • Go for the self-funded artistic creation! Gustavo is a fantastic pianist and has made a wonderful set of compositions and arrangements. I'm looking forward to a successful campaign and to have the new CD in my hands

€50.00
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