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    KALESMA

    Help us establish a permanent music education program for the children of 'Kivotos'.

    KALESMA - Music education for the children of 'Kivotos'

    Help us establish a permanent music education program for the children of 'Kivotos'.

     Athens, Greece
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    Kalesma has officially begun!



    We are thrilled to announce that our project has officially started! On Wednesday, our founder Vasilis Kostas was in Athens to meet with Father Antonios (founder of Kivotos tou Kosmou), his council and our local affiliate music educator Aggeliki Toubanaki.

    Aggeliki will start training with the children on September 1st and will continue working with them once a week until the international artists arrive in July 2018! 

    We are so excited and so grateful to all of our donors, because this couldn't have initiated without your help so far!

    Please continue supporting our project and spreading the word.

    Thank you.

    Always grateful,
    The Kalesma Team

    KALESMA

    A humanitarian project that transforms children's lives through music.

    KALESMA's mission is the creation of a long - term music education program for the children of 'Kivotos'.

    'Kivotos tou Kosmou' is a Non-Profit Organization for the caring mostly for homeless mothers and children, living in conditions of neglect and abandonment, without medical care, mostly coming from single parent families, and some children even without parents. They provide care to over 500 children on a daily basis.

    The first step of this project is to bring six international musicians from Berklee College of Music in the United States who will travel to Greece for the sole purpose of working and performing together on stage with a choir of 40 children of 'Kivotos'.

    The children will be trained for a year prior to the concert by Aggeliki Toubanaki, professional educator/musician. The artists will work with the children for one week in July 2018.

    The final performance is not the only goal of this project but the beginning of a permanent music education program which will start in September of 2018.

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    (Vasilis Kostas, founder of Kalesma, working with the children of 'Kivotos' in Athens, in December 2016.)

    "This idea came to life when I visited Kivotos last Christmas with the intention of finding the musical talent that exists there. I witnessed how music cultivates kindness, respect and teamwork, and builds self esteem. I decided that I will do everything within my power to fulfill this need for music education." Vasilis Kostas

    All six artists who will work with the children, are graduates from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, which trains its students to create humanitarian projects and to bring social change through music.

    Please help us bring KALESMA to life. The project has expenses such as transportation, accommodation, the children's training, equipment and supplies, advertising, venue rental, and more.

    This initiative can only gain traction and succeed with your financial support. By donating for KALESMA, hundreds of children’s lives can be positively impacted and the long-term goals of implementing a musical program can be realized, for the Kivotos children to find their calling.

    Thank you for your consideration to support our mission.

    Every donation counts.

    For more information please don't hesitate to contact us at kalesmaproject@gmail.com

    Thank you.
    KALESMA Team

    THE MUSICIANS:

    Vasilis Kostas (Greece) - Laouto

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    Eirini Tornesaki (Greece) - Vocals

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    Layth Sidiq (Jordan) - Violin

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    Chase Morrin (United States) - Piano

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    Noam Israeli (Israel) - Drums

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    James Dale (Australia) - Bass

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    KALESMA is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of KALESMA must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.




    Rewards

    Featured

    Donate $3,000.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Diamond Sponsor

    If you donate $3000 to the project,

    • Your name will be mentioned at the concert in Athens.
    • Exclusive videos from the rehearsals.
    • You will be an official sponsor of the concert in Athens, mentioned on the concert’s promoting material.

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Supporter

    If you donate $100 to the project, the Kalesma Team will send you a thank you card by post.

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Bronze Sponsor

    If you donate $250 to the project,

    • Kalesma will announce a public thank you to you on its official Facebook page.

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Silver Sponsor

    If you donate $500 to the project,

    • You will receive an mp3 recording of a song performed by the choir, during the rehearsals.
    • Kalesma will announce a public thank you to you on its official Facebook page.

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Gold Sponsor

    If you donate $1000 to the project,

    • The Kalesma artists will send you an exclusive video performance of one of the songs that will be presented at the concert in Athens.
    • Public thank you on Kalesma Facebook page.

    Donate $2,000.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Platinum Sponsor

    If you donate $2000 to the project,

    • You will be an official sponsor of the concert in Athens, mentioned on the concert’s promoting material.