April Nicholle Bond

is creating Music, Sanskrit Mantra, Yoga and Lifestyle Content

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patrons

$9

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April “Gauri” Bond grew up surrounded by music and from early childhood excelled as a singer. Song became her refuge in her teens, though she was not exposed to Sanskrit chant until age 18, while she was living at the Swami Satchidananda Ashram near Buckingham, Virginia. Though still uncertain of her path, she was immediately drawn to the ecstatic and community aspects of kirtan (group devotional chanting). She continued to practice yoga and perform with local bands throughout her college education, eventually earning a Master's in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of North Texas under the direction of Dr. Bruce Bond.

After a sojourn in France in 2005, April was certified through the ashram as an Integral Yoga teacher. Music, though, was still the love of her life, and she continued to sing with various folk and rock bands, including People We Know, Cain & April, and the Unquiet Grave, in service to this love. April continues to share her love and knowledge of poetry, Sanskrit chant, and music, weaving enchanting internationally inspired melodies with haunting harmonies, in an effort to inspire the soul-driven community.

April Bond (née Hunziker) released How It Caught Fire with Cain & April (re-invented as the Unquiet Grave in 2013) in 2009, followed by Cain & April with the Original Sinners in 2011. In her latest album, Sunidhi (2016), April combines her love of world music, eclectic international scales, innovative harmonies, and the yogic path to create accessible and memorable new melodies for mantra.
Tiers
Mantra Mavens
$5 or more per month
Receive a new recorded mantra each month, as well as updates about performances and new music and product releases and blog access.
Sustainers
$10 or more per month

Sustainers contribute a meal per month to our household and are our mainstay. To them, we offer monthly mantra recordings, monthly newsletter, updates, behind-the-scenes content, and 25% off merchandise and either 10% off tickets or bring a friend for free to all ticketed events. (Ten percent off is offered for all events, even joint events, unless otherwise stated; however, bring a friend for free is only for solo events.)

Album Contributors
$15 or more per month

Contributors receive all of the benefits listed above, plus rough recorded tracks as available, behind-the-scenes studio updates, and (for those who remain members at this level for three months or more) an autographed copy and any related swag that we happen to print for the album release.  Contributors are encouraged to provide feedback about the tracks they receive, to help determine the eventual content of the finished album.

Goals
$9 of $620 per month
When I reach $620 per month, I will be able to improve my audio equipment and hire a professional audio engineer to release higher quality recordings.
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April “Gauri” Bond grew up surrounded by music and from early childhood excelled as a singer. Song became her refuge in her teens, though she was not exposed to Sanskrit chant until age 18, while she was living at the Swami Satchidananda Ashram near Buckingham, Virginia. Though still uncertain of her path, she was immediately drawn to the ecstatic and community aspects of kirtan (group devotional chanting). She continued to practice yoga and perform with local bands throughout her college education, eventually earning a Master's in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of North Texas under the direction of Dr. Bruce Bond.

After a sojourn in France in 2005, April was certified through the ashram as an Integral Yoga teacher. Music, though, was still the love of her life, and she continued to sing with various folk and rock bands, including People We Know, Cain & April, and the Unquiet Grave, in service to this love. April continues to share her love and knowledge of poetry, Sanskrit chant, and music, weaving enchanting internationally inspired melodies with haunting harmonies, in an effort to inspire the soul-driven community.

April Bond (née Hunziker) released How It Caught Fire with Cain & April (re-invented as the Unquiet Grave in 2013) in 2009, followed by Cain & April with the Original Sinners in 2011. In her latest album, Sunidhi (2016), April combines her love of world music, eclectic international scales, innovative harmonies, and the yogic path to create accessible and memorable new melodies for mantra.

Recent posts by April Nicholle Bond

Tiers
Mantra Mavens
$5 or more per month
Receive a new recorded mantra each month, as well as updates about performances and new music and product releases and blog access.
Sustainers
$10 or more per month

Sustainers contribute a meal per month to our household and are our mainstay. To them, we offer monthly mantra recordings, monthly newsletter, updates, behind-the-scenes content, and 25% off merchandise and either 10% off tickets or bring a friend for free to all ticketed events. (Ten percent off is offered for all events, even joint events, unless otherwise stated; however, bring a friend for free is only for solo events.)

Album Contributors
$15 or more per month

Contributors receive all of the benefits listed above, plus rough recorded tracks as available, behind-the-scenes studio updates, and (for those who remain members at this level for three months or more) an autographed copy and any related swag that we happen to print for the album release.  Contributors are encouraged to provide feedback about the tracks they receive, to help determine the eventual content of the finished album.