Mbandi is creating Music Videos
12

patrons

$57
per creation
How Does This Work
Patreon allows creators like my self to accept donations for content released. So let's say you pledged a $5.00 donation for every new video I released, at the end of the month, you will be billed $5.00 if released just one video that month; however. Iif I released 2 videos that month, you will be billed $10 ($5 per video pledge × 2 videos). 2 videos is the maximum number of videos I will release on this site per month. NOTE: You can pledge any amount per video ($5.00 was just an example)

How Will I Use The Donations
Making music and videos is very expensive but this is a passion I feel privileged  to share with you all. All the musicians you see have to be paid on an hourly basis and as you can guess, it takes a while to complete the music and the videos. Your donation will go towards paying musicians and making better video which allow me to actually tell a story as opposed to having just simple performance shots. This will also allow me to continuously provide you guys with free sheet music and songs (MP3)

Why Can't I Just Do a One Time Donation
Patreon is designed to encourage creators to release content on a regular basis since donations pledges are billed only when content is released. This also helps us plan better because we know exactly what to expect for each release and we can budget with ease. Even better, it keeps the videos coming and improves quality

When Will My Card be Charged
Your card will be charged at the end of the month. The amount charged will be determined by the amount pledged multiplied by the number of videos I released on Patreon that month (Which will never exceed 2 per month). So if you pledged $5 and I released 2 videos that month, you will be charged $10 on the last day of the month.

Can I cancel my pledge
Of Course you can cancel any time. You can even cancel before you are ever billed. So let's say you make a pledge on the 3rd of the month and  on the 20th of the month you change your mind and decide to cancel, you will never get billed. You can also cancel at anytime after any number of billing cycles if you feel like you have donated enough money. 

Can I pause the donations without canceling?
Yes, you can also pause the donations if your financial situation changes temporarily, then restart whenever you are ready to start giving again.

Is this a secure site, will my credit card and personal info be safe?
All data that goes through this site is encrypted with an ssl certificate designated by the "https" as opposed to just "http" in the URL. Do a google search on "https vs http" to read about it.

Finally -
With or without donations, the music will continue, it is an extension of me; however, the quantity and quality of the videos would be greatly improved and it will no longer be a struggle on my end to keep it going. I will also be able to take my music to new heights through touring etc

Thanks - Mbandi

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per creation
6 patrons
Access to my Patreon feed where I will periodically offer links to free song downloads
Pledge $5 or more per creation
3 patrons
  • Free download of my CD "Beyond Borders Vol. 1" which contains songs like a Swahili remake of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud", Afro Asian version of John Legend's "All of Me" and many more interesting remakes of popular songs.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
1 patron
  • Make an instrument suggestion and I will select the most suggested instrument and incorporate that instrument with in an arrangement of a popular song, shoot a video and share it with you all.
  • I will even get a cat to play the instrument :o) OK I am lying but I will try to find an amazing musician to bring my arrangement to life.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.

Pledge $20 or more per creation
1 patron
  • Make a song suggestion and I will select the most suggested song and create a unique instrumental arrangement, shoot a video and share it with you all.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
Pledge $50 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
  • Free CDs (Shipped) of my original music albums "Journey Home" and "Eternity". These albums are no longer available commercially.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
  
Pledge $100 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
  • Christmas Album (Home For Christmas) shipped to you.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.

Pledge $500 or more per creation
0 of 3 patrons
  • The only way I can thank you for such a generous reward is to call you personally.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.

Pledge $1,000 or more per creation
0 of 2 patrons
  • Free Mbandi music downloads for life
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
Pledge $5,000 or more per creation
0 of 2 patrons
  • Send me a plane ticket and I will come and perform for your private event
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
Goals
$57 of $200 per creation
When I get to $200 per video, I will release a video with The Kora. The Kora is a 21 string instrument with roots in the Mandingo ethnicity of W. African. It is also sometimes called the African harp but when played in the traditional style, it sounds more like a flamenco guitar. Incorporating this sound with strings, piano and rhythm in a unique arrangement of Michael Jackson's "They don't care about us" or Adele's "Someone like you" should be a lot of fun.
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How Does This Work
Patreon allows creators like my self to accept donations for content released. So let's say you pledged a $5.00 donation for every new video I released, at the end of the month, you will be billed $5.00 if released just one video that month; however. Iif I released 2 videos that month, you will be billed $10 ($5 per video pledge × 2 videos). 2 videos is the maximum number of videos I will release on this site per month. NOTE: You can pledge any amount per video ($5.00 was just an example)

How Will I Use The Donations
Making music and videos is very expensive but this is a passion I feel privileged  to share with you all. All the musicians you see have to be paid on an hourly basis and as you can guess, it takes a while to complete the music and the videos. Your donation will go towards paying musicians and making better video which allow me to actually tell a story as opposed to having just simple performance shots. This will also allow me to continuously provide you guys with free sheet music and songs (MP3)

Why Can't I Just Do a One Time Donation
Patreon is designed to encourage creators to release content on a regular basis since donations pledges are billed only when content is released. This also helps us plan better because we know exactly what to expect for each release and we can budget with ease. Even better, it keeps the videos coming and improves quality

When Will My Card be Charged
Your card will be charged at the end of the month. The amount charged will be determined by the amount pledged multiplied by the number of videos I released on Patreon that month (Which will never exceed 2 per month). So if you pledged $5 and I released 2 videos that month, you will be charged $10 on the last day of the month.

Can I cancel my pledge
Of Course you can cancel any time. You can even cancel before you are ever billed. So let's say you make a pledge on the 3rd of the month and  on the 20th of the month you change your mind and decide to cancel, you will never get billed. You can also cancel at anytime after any number of billing cycles if you feel like you have donated enough money. 

Can I pause the donations without canceling?
Yes, you can also pause the donations if your financial situation changes temporarily, then restart whenever you are ready to start giving again.

Is this a secure site, will my credit card and personal info be safe?
All data that goes through this site is encrypted with an ssl certificate designated by the "https" as opposed to just "http" in the URL. Do a google search on "https vs http" to read about it.

Finally -
With or without donations, the music will continue, it is an extension of me; however, the quantity and quality of the videos would be greatly improved and it will no longer be a struggle on my end to keep it going. I will also be able to take my music to new heights through touring etc

Thanks - Mbandi

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per creation
6 patrons
Access to my Patreon feed where I will periodically offer links to free song downloads
Pledge $5 or more per creation
3 patrons
  • Free download of my CD "Beyond Borders Vol. 1" which contains songs like a Swahili remake of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud", Afro Asian version of John Legend's "All of Me" and many more interesting remakes of popular songs.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
1 patron
  • Make an instrument suggestion and I will select the most suggested instrument and incorporate that instrument with in an arrangement of a popular song, shoot a video and share it with you all.
  • I will even get a cat to play the instrument :o) OK I am lying but I will try to find an amazing musician to bring my arrangement to life.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.

Pledge $20 or more per creation
1 patron
  • Make a song suggestion and I will select the most suggested song and create a unique instrumental arrangement, shoot a video and share it with you all.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
Pledge $50 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
  • Free CDs (Shipped) of my original music albums "Journey Home" and "Eternity". These albums are no longer available commercially.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
  
Pledge $100 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
  • Christmas Album (Home For Christmas) shipped to you.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.

Pledge $500 or more per creation
0 of 3 patrons
  • The only way I can thank you for such a generous reward is to call you personally.
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.

Pledge $1,000 or more per creation
0 of 2 patrons
  • Free Mbandi music downloads for life
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.
Pledge $5,000 or more per creation
0 of 2 patrons
  • Send me a plane ticket and I will come and perform for your private event
  • You also get all the rewards of the pledge levels below this one.