Save Sessions LA!

Keep music education alive.
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Sessions LA
Education
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member


WHAT IS SESSIONS LA?

SESSIONS LA is a music writing, production, recording, & DJ program for youth and young adults in Los Angeles. Our mission is to promote youth development and nurture critical thinking through unique music education programming developed by a group of experienced DJs, Producers, and Music Educators. 


Sessions was started in 2005 at Search To Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA), a youth and community center located in LA's Rampart District/Historic Filipinotown.  Over the years, Sessions has released a number of mixtapes and albums that are entirely written, produced, and recorded by the youth in our program.


The latest album by the Sessions participants, Bad Man's World, was released on September 30, 2011.  The music on the album sheds light on the realities of life for a young person growing up in a Post-9/11 & Recession plagued Los Angeles and addresses a range of topics from immigration, to drug abuse, to race & class politics. The quality of the music and content of Bad Man's World directly reflects the unique curriculum developed by Sessions to bridge music education with critical thinking. You can listen and download the album HERE.


For more information on Sessions LA please visit our website: http://www.sessionsla.com/


WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?

Sessions has been funded by a multi-year grant from the California Consumer Protection Fund.  This source of funding, however, has come to an end and cannot be renewed.  As of October 1st 2011, Sessions LA no longer has the financial means to continue its programming.  With your support Session LA will be able to continue providing its programming without interruption until we find funds to support us long-term.


WHAT DO WE NEED?

We need to raise $15,000 by December 9th, 2011.


The $15,000 will provide funding for 2 instructors and 2 TA's (Sessions LA graduates) for the 2011-2012 school year.  If we exceed our goal, the extra funds will help acquire much needed equipment upgrades and help sustain the monthly all-ages concert & open mic we organize called FREESTYLE FRIDAYS.  Watch performances from past Freestyle Fridays HERE.


If we do not reach this goal, we will have to suspend programming until we have the resources to resume. 


WHAT DO YOU GET?

Besides the personal satisfaction of knowing you saved a valuable music education and youth development program, we also offer multiple-level sponsorship perks!  Check out the Perks section for more information.

Also, Sessions LA is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  That means, for US residents, your donation is tax-deductible!


SPREAD THE WORD!

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Find This Campaign On
$16,900USD
raised by 192 people in 2 months
113% funded
No time left
$15,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on December 9, 2011
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Fan

    Autographed physical copy of Sessions LA's latest album, BAD MAN'S WORLD.

    18 claimed
  • $25USD
    DJ

    Exclusive Sessions LA T-shirt + autographed copy of BAD MAN'S WORLD.

    83 claimed
  • $50USD
    Producer

    Personalized "Thank You" card from all of the Sessions LA artists + all of the above perks.

    36 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    Heart

    A 16-bar verse from Sessions LA supporter, Rocky Rivera!

    5 out of 5 claimed
  • $100USD
    Beatrock

    Get the entire Beatrock Music Digital Catalog + T-Shirt!

    5 out of 10 claimed
  • $150USD
    Emcee

    Exclusive live performance by the Sessions LA youth artists at an event of your choice (in the Los Angeles area) + all of the above perks.

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    Dibia$e Heat

    Get a one-of-a-kind beat from Mr. Dibia$e, 2010 Red Bull Big Tune, LA champion, for your exclusive use!

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $250USD
    Silver

    Private, one-hour lesson from a Sessions LA instructor.

    Choose one of the following 2 options:
    (a) DJ'ing
    (b) Beatmaking

    + all of the above perks.

    5 out of 15 claimed
  • $500USD
    Gold

    Choose one of the following 2 packages:

    Option A: THE RHYMES PACKAGE!
    A 16-bar verse from Sessions LA instructor Bambu and/or a Sessions LA youth artist on a song of your choice + T-shirt + Bad Man's World CD.

    Option B: THE BEATS PACKAGE!
    A custom-made beat from a Sessions LA instructor (DJ Phatrick / DJ Wreckloose / Trebles & Blues) and/or a Sessions LA youth producer + T-shirt + Bad Man's World CD.

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $500USD
    Truth

    1-hr studio time at Truth Studios.

    0 out of 12 claimed
  • $800USD
    Platinum

    DJ Phatrick + Sessions LA youth will personally DJ an event of your choice in the Los Angeles area + your choice of either The Rhymes Package or The Beats Package (as outlined in the $500 pledging tier).

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Diamond

    The ultimate Sessions LA package! This consists of the following 3 perks:

    (a) Bambu + DJ Phatrick live performance within the Southern California region. *Note: If the event is outside of SoCal, the pledgee is responsible for all travel expenses.

    (b) Sessions LA workshop led by Bambu + DJ Phatrick that focuses on youth empowerment through music.

    (c) Your choice of either The Rhymes Package or The Beats Package (as outlined in the $500 pledging tier).

    2 out of 5 claimed
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