Wine and Alchemy is creating World Music, Music Videos, Travel Writing, Belly Dance
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Hello Friends,

And thank you so much for taking a look at our project!

We're Wine and Alchemy, a world music band. We play music from and inspired by a variety of cultures, past and present. Our music includes songs and instruments from several traditions, including:

Medieval European
Eastern European
Roma (gypsy)
Spanish
Sephardic
French
Greek
Turkish
Middle Eastern
Scandinavian
Celtic
Balkan
and others

Wine and Alchemy was established in 2008 as a collaborative music project bringing diverse cultural and musical influences together to create a new fusion of sound.

I'm the director and original member of the band, Roxanne Bruscha. I began working on the project from a base in World Fusion Belly Dance. Having performed for several years as a dancer in a traditional dance troupe and then as a music and dance company director, I had a strong background in both Middle Eastern and Balkan music as well as theater staging. I'm currently the singer, dancer and harmonium and hurdy gurdy payer for Wine and Alchemy as well as the manager.

I work with a large and growing pool of musicians from several backgrounds. Instruments featured in Wine and Alchemy recordings and/or performances include:
* Hurdy Gurdy
* Lavta
* Harmonium
* Oud
* Violin
* Viola da Gamba
* Accordion
* Sitar
* Portuguese Guitar
* Greek Bouzouki
* Guitar
* Bass
* Middle Eastern Drums
* and more.

We've been touring the US since 2008, primarily playing at renaissance festivals. The journey has brought us into contact with some truly fabulous folks and patrons of the arts, for whom we are extremely grateful. We wouldn't be doing this without them (you). :-)

As the years have gone by we've become more and more aware of the growing online, music loving community and the shift in music distribution from live shows and physical CD's to online access and digital media. We've decided to create this account to give our friends and fans a chance to engage more with us, gain access to special jam sessions, and observe some of the creative process outside of our live performances.

We hope you enjoy our page!

For more information about the band, news, photos, mp3's and show dates, please visit our website: www.wineandalchemy.com


Rewards
Follow us on the trail...
$1 or more per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos 4 patrons
We'll be posting video footage of the pilgrimage, photos, music we're working on, and more from Portugal and Spain as we find internet access along the route to upload our updates. :-)

We've set our donation minimum as low as possible because we know that not everyone has a lot of a disposable income to throw around. We appreciate every donation, large and small.

Every dollar we receive helps to pay for band expenses like studio recording, sound equipment purchases and repair, mixing and mastering, instrument purchases, and necessary travel expenses.

Thanks so much!
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For those who wish to throw in a bit more than a dollar.
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Like I said, we appreciate all patronage.
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We'll send you all our pertinent web content links, and a copy of the studio recording before it's released.
Just because you're awesome...
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and have funds burning a hole in your pocket. ;-)
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$54 of $3,000 per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos
We're taking a medieval pilgrimage!

Erik, Araris and I (Roxanne) are flying to Lisbon, Portugal on May 8th to spend a month walking Camino Portugues to Santiago, Spain. The journey is just over 612km, that's 380 miles.

There are many routes to Santiago. We've chosen to take the Portuguese Way, which was walked in the past by King Sancho II (1244), Queen Isabel of Portugal (1326 and 1335) and painter, architect and humanist Francisco de Holanda (1549), among countless others.

I've been wanting to do this pilgrimage since I first heard about the medieval pilgrimage trail in a college literature class back in 2001. The history behind it, as well as the countries the trail goes through, are potentially rich sources of inspiration for us as music artists.

There always seems to be a great many reasons why we cannot afford the time or money to take this trip. And right now is no exception. But there are always sensible reasons not to undertake creative or life-changing projects. So, we're going for it anyway!

We've pooled our scant savings (and after the financially devastating winter gig debacle, savings are indeed scant) and booked the tickets. Because booking air travel tickets is the best way we know to commit ourselves to action. As it stands we'll be close to broke on the trail and even broker when we return. While it's worth it, we won't scorn any support we can get.

Our plan is to spend the trip seeking inspiration. We will visit historic sites, write and play music, and just imbibe as much of the Portuguese and Galician culture as possible during the entire course of the pilgrimage. This time is much needed to reset our minds, cleanse our souls, and reach out into the universe, both spacial and temporally, to bring more music into our world.

If all goes well, we hope to compile our compositions from the experience into a full length studio recording later this summer. :-)


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Hello Friends,

And thank you so much for taking a look at our project!

We're Wine and Alchemy, a world music band. We play music from and inspired by a variety of cultures, past and present. Our music includes songs and instruments from several traditions, including:

Medieval European
Eastern European
Roma (gypsy)
Spanish
Sephardic
French
Greek
Turkish
Middle Eastern
Scandinavian
Celtic
Balkan
and others

Wine and Alchemy was established in 2008 as a collaborative music project bringing diverse cultural and musical influences together to create a new fusion of sound.

I'm the director and original member of the band, Roxanne Bruscha. I began working on the project from a base in World Fusion Belly Dance. Having performed for several years as a dancer in a traditional dance troupe and then as a music and dance company director, I had a strong background in both Middle Eastern and Balkan music as well as theater staging. I'm currently the singer, dancer and harmonium and hurdy gurdy payer for Wine and Alchemy as well as the manager.

I work with a large and growing pool of musicians from several backgrounds. Instruments featured in Wine and Alchemy recordings and/or performances include:
* Hurdy Gurdy
* Lavta
* Harmonium
* Oud
* Violin
* Viola da Gamba
* Accordion
* Sitar
* Portuguese Guitar
* Greek Bouzouki
* Guitar
* Bass
* Middle Eastern Drums
* and more.

We've been touring the US since 2008, primarily playing at renaissance festivals. The journey has brought us into contact with some truly fabulous folks and patrons of the arts, for whom we are extremely grateful. We wouldn't be doing this without them (you). :-)

As the years have gone by we've become more and more aware of the growing online, music loving community and the shift in music distribution from live shows and physical CD's to online access and digital media. We've decided to create this account to give our friends and fans a chance to engage more with us, gain access to special jam sessions, and observe some of the creative process outside of our live performances.

We hope you enjoy our page!

For more information about the band, news, photos, mp3's and show dates, please visit our website: www.wineandalchemy.com


Recent posts by Wine and Alchemy

Rewards
Follow us on the trail...
$1 or more per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos 4 patrons
We'll be posting video footage of the pilgrimage, photos, music we're working on, and more from Portugal and Spain as we find internet access along the route to upload our updates. :-)

We've set our donation minimum as low as possible because we know that not everyone has a lot of a disposable income to throw around. We appreciate every donation, large and small.

Every dollar we receive helps to pay for band expenses like studio recording, sound equipment purchases and repair, mixing and mastering, instrument purchases, and necessary travel expenses.

Thanks so much!
Follow us on the trail...
$5 or more per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos 1 patron
For those who wish to throw in a bit more than a dollar.
Follow us on the trail...
$10 or more per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos 1 patron
Like I said, we appreciate all patronage.
Follow us on the trail...
$20 or more per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos 2 patrons
Follow us on the trail...
$50 or more per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos 0 patrons
We'll send you all our pertinent web content links, and a copy of the studio recording before it's released.
Just because you're awesome...
$100 or more per Travel Blog, mp3's, Videos 0 patrons
and have funds burning a hole in your pocket. ;-)