Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday. My last day of rest. Feeling almost human again. This is a public post if you want to share it please as next week more modern recording sessions starting :) Again all funds to pay musicians and go towards buying them instruments/gear. This will be ongoing once this kickstarter ends another will start until they are playing live and geared up :) Pledges start at £1-£9 for me to distribute to the most needy out here personally e.g. living on the streets / blind / disabled / trying to get going etc. Musician pledges start at £10 and end at whatever you want to send. We have been making some great music out here. Lots of animated happy and re-engaged older known but given up musicians too.. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Sunday. My last day of rest. Feeling almost human again. This is a public post if you want to share it please as next week more modern recording sessions starting :) Again all funds to pay musicians and go towards buying them instruments/gear. This will be ongoing once this kickstarter ends another will start until they are playing live and geared up :) Pledges start at £1-£9 for me to distribute to the most needy out here personally e.g. living on the streets / blind / disabled / trying to get going etc. Musician pledges start at £10 and end at whatever you want to send. We have been making some great music out here. Lots of animated happy and re-engaged older known but given up musicians too.. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Got to take the weekend off, head, throat and stomach pumping. Burnt out, not malaria as the family thought So Monday we are back on peeps... Any pledges from £1-£100 very much welcomed for the Malian gang. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Got to take the weekend off, head, throat and stomach pumping. Burnt out, not malaria as the family thought So Monday we are back on peeps... Any pledges from £1-£100 very much welcomed for the Malian gang. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 15 August 2014

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-13


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-13

Jon More is at the top of my dude list. £50 pledge. Wow. Thanks Jon. That will make a huge difference over here :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Jon More is at the top of my dude list. £50 pledge. Wow. Thanks Jon. That will make a huge difference over here :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Jon More is at the top of my dude list. £50 pledge. Wow. Thanks Jon. That will make a huge difference over here :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Thanks for the pledges esp Patrick Nicole for £25 which made it a more kora and ngoni day with a brief visit from a known Malian rapper;) Blog update and photos coming and kickstarter below Going to go a bit more modern next week if pledges keep coming in... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Thanks for the pledges esp Patrick Nicole for £25 which made it a more kora and ngoni day with a brief visit from a known Malian rapper;) Blog update and photos coming and kickstarter below Going to go a bit more modern next week if pledges keep coming in... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Today thanks to pledges was an ngoni and djembe day (one of the djembe's was financed by pledging in this photo, it's going to a young group). Photo of the latest incarnation, Invisible System.


Today thanks to pledges was an ngoni and djembe day (one of the djembe's was financed by pledging in this photo, it's going to a young group). Photo of the latest incarnation, Invisible System. Today thanks to pledges was an ngoni and djembe day (one of the djembe's was financed by pledging in this photo, it's going to a young group). Photo of the latest incarnation, Invisible System. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-11

Carl Sutterby is a dude. £10 pledged. Thanks mate. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Carl Sutterby is a dude. £10 pledged. Thanks mate. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Just thought I should also point out this is not a pay a musician once for a session then go project. This is a long term development project between us all involving shared song writing (and rights), and years ahead especially given I am married to a Malian and will at the latest retire in this country, if not return far earlier :) My hope is one day this will become an Non Governmental Organisation or such like. I worked in development for years and always noted the lack of support for artists/musicians and it bugged me. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Just thought I should also point out this is not a pay a musician once for a session then go project. This is a long term development project between us all involving shared song writing (and rights), and years ahead especially given I am married to a Malian and will at the latest retire in this country, if not return far earlier :) My hope is one day this will become an Non Governmental Organisation or such like. I worked in development for years and always noted the lack of support for artists/musicians and it bugged me. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Just had a visit from the neighbour, he plays the kora, has been taking lessons, but doesn't own one so there is a new pledge, to get him one so we can record and he can keep it to learn/play/gig https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Just had a visit from the neighbour, he plays the kora, has been taking lessons, but doesn't own one so there is a new pledge, to get him one so we can record and he can keep it to learn/play/gig https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Recording budget finished. If anyone can help spread the kickstarter please help. Link below. Yesterday was amazing with Astou here. She was SO LOUD! Today a session is booked, tomorrow a friend is helping out with percussion via the djembes the kickstarter bought then we are clean out of funds :( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Recording budget finished. If anyone can help spread the kickstarter please help. Link below. Yesterday was amazing with Astou here. She was SO LOUD! Today a session is booked, tomorrow a friend is helping out with percussion via the djembes the kickstarter bought then we are clean out of funds :( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Monday, 11 August 2014

https://www.facebook.com/invisiblesystem/media_set?set=a.10152189622366017.1073741905.602201016&type=1 Today was a Tiken Jah day


https://www.facebook.com/invisiblesystem/media_set?set=a.10152189622366017.1073741905.602201016&type=1 Today was a Tiken Jah day

It's Monday. Time to get back to work :) Pledges still up starting at a mere £1! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


It's Monday. Time to get back to work :) Pledges still up starting at a mere £1! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Sunday, 10 August 2014

It's Sunday. Mouths to feed, families to guard out here. Please forfeit your Sunday pints or nosh ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

It's Sunday. Mouths to feed, families to guard out here. Please forfeit your Sunday pints or nosh ;) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Saturday, 9 August 2014

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-9


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-9

Come on please still near 3 weeks left and lots of needing and talented musicians to work with https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Come on please still near 3 weeks left and lots of needing and talented musicians to work with https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 8 August 2014

Last night was a kora night (and more guitar) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Last night was a kora night (and more guitar) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Here is a photo of my main man Sanbougou a la guitare Mandeka (griot). Someone nabbed his fx pedal / guitar synth pedal essential to some griot tunes so I trying to fundraise for that to be replaced too The chap on his left is Sambou who is my other main man on vocals a la griot and his dream is to have his own mic and some speakers to hear himself on / music at home that don't sound like dirt!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Here is a photo of my main man Sanbougou a la guitare Mandeka (griot). Someone nabbed his fx pedal / guitar synth pedal essential to some griot tunes so I trying to fundraise for that to be replaced too The chap on his left is Sambou who is my other main man on vocals a la griot and his dream is to have his own mic and some speakers to hear himself on / music at home that don't sound like dirt!

Sean Sean TC Watson just upped his pledge from £10 to £50 :) DUDE! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Sean Sean TC Watson just upped his pledge from £10 to £50 :) DUDE! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Yesterday I pulled super Kalif 5 Kone out of a bad situation and got him buzzing on music again. More info on him and photos below via link. This dude has nothing and used to tour America and Europe with Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare but now has no equipment. His dream is to get some amps and a small PA to start a moden Malian electric band/orchestra if you can pledge to help him. Thanks. http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-5


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali Yesterday I pulled super Kalif 5 Kone out of a bad situation and got him buzzing on music again. More info on him and photos below via link. This dude has nothing and used to tour America and Europe with Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare but now has no equipment. His dream is to get some amps and a small PA to start a moden Malian electric band/orchestra if you can pledge to help him. Thanks. http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-5

Monday, 4 August 2014

Sarvjit Gill also pledged a djembe's worth :) X https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Sarvjit Gill also pledged a djembe's worth :) X https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali