We need your help!
Be part of our new recording of Colombian Art Songs by Jaime León, and contribute to the preservation and promotion of the Colombian and Pan-American musical heritage.
I invite you to participate in the recording of the songs of Jaime León (1921-2015), one of the most prominent Colombian composers of the XX Century who wrote an outstanding collection of art songs, setting to music some of the most important Colombian poets.
How can you help?
You can help by buying the CD in advance or donating money in exchange for rewards. With this, you will be helping us to fund the many expenses involved in a CD recording. We specifically need funding for recording, mixing, mastering and duplicating the CDs. At this stage we already recorded but we still need money for the mixing, design, and duplication of the CD. We want to make a beautiful CD, not only musically but also in terms of design and booklet content. We wish to include biographical references of the composer and performers in English and Spanish.
Why it is important to record, and promote these songs?
Jaime León´s art songs are some of the most beautiful Latin American art songs written in the XX century.
I had the fortune to meet Jaime León and to share a lot of time with him, speaking about his history, his musical tastes, about the shared family. But none of the conversations got me as close to him as the interpretation of his songs because they show aspects of his being that only come to light in his music. Together we performed on several occasions, an unforgettable experience that allowed me to understand him and his music better.
He composed thirty-eight songs, thirty-two with poems by Colombian writers and six with poetry by Ecuadorian poets. Listening to his songs is listening to some of the most important Colombian and Ecuadorian poets of the 20th century such as Eduardo Carranza (1913-1985), Maruja Viera (1922), Rafael Maya (1897-1980), Dora Castellanos (1924), Daniel Lemaitre (1883-1962), Alfredo Gómez Jaime (1878-1946), Isabel Lleras Restrepo (1911-1965), Adalberto Ortiz (1914 -2003), Francisco Delgado Santos (1950), Rigoberto Cordero and León (1944-2001) and Jorge Carrera Andrade (1902-1978).
Leon developed an important career in Colombia and the United States where he conducted the orchestra of the American Ballet Theater for some years. He held Colombian and US citizenships and his entire life was linked to both countries.
is a privilege to have the opportunity to interpret his songs, and to contribute to the promotion of his works, some of the most precious jewels of the Colombian musical heritage.
YOU have the opportunity to be part of this important project!
You have the opportunity to be part of the production of the CD of Colombian Art Song by Jaime León. If you want to pledge without reward or want to receive the CD in Barcelona click in the donate bottom. If you want the CDs with shipping follow the images and links below.
Please have in mind that the shopping cart is on the top right corner of the website….just in case you cant find it after adding the CD to the cart. :)
Thank you for supporting us!. As soon as the CD is finished you will receive a code to download the complete digital CD with 20 songs of Jaime León and one of his piano pieces. You will also have a VIP seat for the launching concert in Barcelona on March the 26th at the astonish Biblioteca de Catalunya. 20:30h
Thank you for your help!
You will receive 1 physical CD with a beautiful booklet. The CD with be autograph and dedicated to you or to the person you want to. You will also have 2 VIP seats for the launching concert in Barcelona on March the 26th at the astonish Biblioteca de Catalunya. 20:30h. of course, you also receive our eternal gratitude!. (Note: to pay, the shopping cart is up in the main menu)
Thanks for your help! You will receive 3 autograph CDs. 2 VIP seat for the launching concert on March 26th at the Biblioteca de Catalunya en Barcelona. Of course, you will also receive our eternal gratitud!.
We will autograph and dedicate to whoever you want your 6 CDs, perfect christmas gifts. You will also have 4 VIP seats for the launching concert in Barcelona on March the 26th at the astonish Biblioteca de Catalunya. 20:30h. Of course, you also receive our eternal gratitude!. (Note: to pay, the shopping cart is up in the main menu)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your generous support!. On top of receiving 25 CDs you will receive: A lunch in Barcelona if you happen to be here, one-hour voice lesson in person or online, 4 VIP seats for the launching concert in Barcelona on March the 26th at the astonish Biblioteca de Catalunya. 20:30h., and of course, you will also have our eternal love and gratitude! (Note: to pay, the shopping cart is up in the main menu)