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Antibalas: Journey Back to the Motherland (A Feature Film)

A project in Brooklyn, NY by Antibalas

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Antibalas turns 20 this year and we're making a pilgrimage to Lagos Nigeria, cradle of Afrobeat music. Help us document this epic trip.
Backers: 474
Average Pledge Per Backer: $108

Funded: $51,025 of $50,000
Dates: Jul 12th -> Aug 11th (30 days)
Project By: Antibalas
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Latest News

Let's Celebrate!!

August 11th - via:
Thank you so much for helping us reach our initial goal.  We’re fully funded!!!  We're so excited to make our film, Antibalas: Journey Back to the Motherland.  Your support and enthusiasm mean the world to us, and we're thrilled to now have the... (Read More)

86% Funded + JUST 33 HOURS LEFT!!

August 10th - via:
Everybody Say Yooooooo…..!!! We are now 86% funded with just 33 HOURS TO GO!! It’s been awesome to connect with so many of you from around the world, some fans and family who have been with us since the beginning. We have 20 years worth of... (Read More)

Welcoming 2 New Associate Producers (You may know them!)

August 9th - via:
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Challenge Update + New Autographed CDs & LPs Added!

August 8th - via:
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August 7th - via:
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Exciting New Perks + We made you a video!!

August 5th - via:
Happy Sunday!! We’ve got 6 days left to go and we’re ramping things up to get to the finish line. We are SO close to $30,000. But we’ve still got $20,000 left to raise or else we receive nothing.  We’ve added even MORE new rewards to the... (Read More)

New Reward Added (Rarities Vol. 1)!! + 7 Days Left

August 4th - via:
THIS IS IT! We are in the final week of this campaign and we have just 7 days to make our goal!!  The campaign ends next Saturday, August 11th at 6pm EDT. We are going strong at 54% funded, but we are not there yet.  Please help us spread the word... (Read More)

Antibalas Announce Kickstarter Campaign for Feature Film "Journey Back to the Motherland"

August 3rd - via:
Antibalas have recorded six studio albums, performed over 2,000 shows across five continents -- they have accomplished many goals except for their biggest one. The Brooklyn based Afrobeat group is planning to bring the entire band to Lagos, Nigeria -- the cradle of Afrobeat music -- for their very first performance in Africa. (Read More)

We’re at 50%!!

August 1st - via:
Deep love to our 138 backers!  THANK YOU for your continued support and enthusiasm for Antibalas: Journey Back to the Motherland. We're loving your messages and posts expressing your excitement for our documentary.  Many of you have asked us how... (Read More)

We’re 36% Funded!

July 21st - via:
Thanks to you, we are filled with gratitude and happy to announce that just one week into our campaign, we are already 36% funded! Thank you! Thank you!  We're so excited about our success from week 1, but we've got our eyes focused on the larger... (Read More)

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