Friday, 29 August 2014

Djembe's bought by project for 2 unemployed talented youth :)


Djembe's bought by project for 2 unemployed talented youth :)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

5 hours left! I have just arrived in the UK and now have a lot of work to do with these guys from here to support this :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


5 hours left! I have just arrived in the UK and now have a lot of work to do with these guys from here to support this :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Friday, 22 August 2014

http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-20


http://invisiblesysteminmali.weebly.com/blog/day-20

Last call for pledges, £14 away from £1000 - we leave the house/studio with internet connection tonight so I will no longer be on line but I am still working until Weds night with the musicians so please send us your final wish / pledge :) Next will be trying to get them up and running as a unit in the UK i.e. PRS, record(s) made etc etc. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Last call for pledges, £14 away from £1000 - we leave the house/studio with internet connection tonight so I will no longer be on line but I am still working until Weds night with the musicians so please send us your final wish / pledge :) Next will be trying to get them up and running as a unit in the UK i.e. PRS, record(s) made etc etc. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Thursday, 21 August 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali 3 x £50 pledges today - thanks

Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Thanks for the £4 pledge Natalie Merchant :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Last chance this week for even tiny £1 pledges to a) buy a football for kids who will get £100+ pleasure from it, b) feed a homeless kid for a week, c) aid a blind/old etc person for a week. £1 come on guys. I have not had 1 x £1 pledge yet! Goes a LONG way to people out here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali


Last chance this week for even tiny £1 pledges to a) buy a football for kids who will get £100+ pleasure from it, b) feed a homeless kid for a week, c) aid a blind/old etc person for a week. £1 come on guys. I have not had 1 x £1 pledge yet! Goes a LONG way to people out here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali

Last week of phase one any final pledges more than welcomed for Mali Absolutely bloody exhausted but we are still going! Studio shots from today coming. More musicians paid thanks https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali And our cook to be paid, musicians also fed daily and watered/beered, studio guard paid, studio/house maid/helper paid, musicians kids fed, musicians rents paid, musicians transport/taxis to our out of town venue paid, instruments bought/supplied etc etc. Now I daren't think of starting work 2 days after I get home and then the months of editing, mixing, producing etc! Next phase after the 28th Still time to pledge, we aint finished yet. One more week.


Last week of phase one any final pledges more than welcomed for Mali Absolutely bloody exhausted but we are still going! Studio shots from today coming. More musicians paid thanks https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/invisiblesystem/isim-invisible-system-in-mali And our cook to be paid, musicians also fed daily and watered/beered, studio guard paid, studio/house maid/helper paid, musicians kids fed, musicians rents paid, musicians transport/taxis to our out of town venue paid, instruments bought/supplied etc etc. Now I daren't think of starting work 2 days after I get home and then the months of editing, mixing, producing etc! Next phase after the 28th Still time to pledge, we aint finished yet. One more week.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New studio shots - today was ballafon, talking drum, more ngoni and kora etc. SHATTERED!!! Happy mind...


New studio shots - today was ballafon, talking drum, more ngoni and kora etc. SHATTERED!!! Happy mind...

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