IdeaMe is an online platform, which helps creators, be they inventors, artists, or designers, among others, to finance their projects through crowd funding. The Indy features and promotes one project every week, with the aim of helping the creators finance and achieve their dreams.
This week’s project will hopefully succeed in what decades of fútbol passion have failed so far: to finally unite Argentina and Brazil.
“Music has the ability to bring people together, whereas soccer unhappily separates,” says the idea.me promotional video of Marcela Viciano, singer and musician porteña who is hoping with the help of the crowd funding website she will be able to record and produce a cross-country concept album between Buenos Aires and Brazil.
A dozen producers, composers and artists playing multiple instruments from both Argentina and Brazil will arrange all the songs of Compositores sin fronteras, a project that will be independently crafted and distributed with the help of local workmanship.
“At some point I realised I had a lot of recorded material with Brazilian composers I met initially on the Internet and then at Club Caiubi, which is the place that helped unite us all,” explains Marcela Vicario. “The aim is to record the album during the second semester of this year, half in Buenos Aires, half in Brazil.’
One of the Brazilian cities where the album will be recorded is São Paolo, where Club Caiubi is based. The official presentation of the album, however, will take place in Buenos Aires, where the songwriter Marcela Viciano lives and works.
She has been shuffling back and forth to Brazil for the past ten years, exchanging stories and rhythms whose traces can be easily detected in her band’s creole sound. In 2008, she released a solo album, Mar de adentro, as an act of homage to this culture she so strongly fell in love with.
Waiting to share the buena onda of her Brazilian vibes with crowds of aficionados during a series of winter concert in Buenos Aires, she is currently a fix feature in different local radio programs.
“I literally can’t define my own music. It’s a mix of different styles, it’s really eclectic. It fuses folk music from Brazil with the Argentine tradition, blues and jazz. It does not have a gender. It’s a fusion between cultures.”
Marcela Viciano is a living testimony that not only friends are music could be exchanged between countries, but also crowd funding initiatives are talking to each other across state borders.
“With various friends we wanted to develop a project in Brazil and we were looking for funding. People from the Brazilian platforms Catarse and Nodo Movíl suggested me to try idea.me, and so here I am,” she confessed.
The money raised will cover the costs of the recording and editing of the album. It will be released via independent circuits in at least 500 copies, along with a special ‘artisanal’ edition “produced in an old fashioned way, with old-school recording and producing techniques” and featuring a distinctive cover designed by a local artist.