Help me trace my roots through song

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Help Me Trace My Roots Through Song

Project 2018-02-12 17:20:23 +1300

 

Help me trace my roots through song

My name is Priya Sami. I am a musician of Irish and Fijian/Indian descent, based in Tāmaki Makaurau. I write and perform songs as Trip Pony and The Sami Sisters.

In early April 2018 I've got the opportunity to travel to New Delhi in India to learn traditional carnatic singing techniques at the Global Academy of Arts, Languages and Culture. On my return I'm planning on releasing an album inspired by my time there.

This is a once-in-lifetime chance for me to reconnect with my roots through music and I need your help to get me there.

I've never been to India before so in many ways this trip is a pilgramage to a 'home' that I've felt in my bones but have never experienced in the flesh. I hope to learn more about my ancestry while also sharing my unique experience as a New Zealander of Irish and Indian descent.

My aim is to bring the music of my ancestral homeland back to New Zealand and to create a concept album that encompasses this richness of culture and identity so that I can inspire other young New Zealanders of Indian descent - actually for everyone to search and discover their whakapapa and where they came from.

Your donation will help pay for tuition, flights and other costs required to attend the Global Academy of Arts, Languages and Culture in India, this April 2018.

Budget:
Flights - $1964
Lessons at Global Academy of Arts, Languages & Culture - $1422
Travel within India - $300
Accomodation - $500
Food - $200
Travel Insurance - $180

Please donate today to help me make the most of this incredible opportunity to bring the music of my ancestral home back to New Zealand.

Kia-ora, Dhanyavaad, Vinaka and Thank-you!

Comments

Updates 1

THANK YOU! This is incredible! I don't even know what to say! THANK YOU!

04/03/2018 at 9:45 AM

Thank all for this amazing support to trace my roots back to India and learn traditional Carnatic singing - THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE and I am so grateful for this support - I can't wait to share my experience through music! I seriously can't thank you all enough!

KIA-ORA RAWA ATU

<3

    Pledgers 71

    Scott Conyers Ryan
    2018-03-03 21:38:23 +1300

    "Good Luck!! - Landslide by Fleetwood Mac would be lovely to hear from you. X"

    Gita Chetty
    2018-03-03 09:47:45 +1300

    "Love you cuz x from the Chetty's"

    James Milne
    2018-03-02 19:13:43 +1300
    Jaya Beach-Robertson
    2018-03-02 15:26:22 +1300

    "You are a shinning goddess of light."

    Cam
    2018-03-02 11:17:21 +1300

    "<3 <3 <3 <3 <3"

    madeleine
    2018-03-02 10:31:15 +1300

    "LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FEED AND DA ALBUM SISTAH!!! LOVE YOU! M x "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-02 01:38:50 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-01 17:43:13 +1300

    "Good Luck Priya❤️ Looking forward to some more fabulous music from you xx"

    Jason McCartney
    2018-03-01 16:46:13 +1300

    "I hope you become a carnatic master! 😁"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-01 16:03:25 +1300

    "Priya Priya Priya!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-03-01 14:31:23 +1300
    Angel Guan
    2018-03-01 11:59:20 +1300

    "you're amazing, have an amazing time in India and connect with your roots gal xx <3 "

    Will Edmonds
    2018-02-28 22:38:14 +1300

    "40 Years by The Phoenix Foundation please! Good luck!"

    Arthur Kevin Van Resseghem
    2018-02-28 17:10:09 +1300

    "Good Luck Priya :) hope you make it! Lots of love from the Van Resseghems xoxo"

    Becca Barnes
    2018-02-28 14:24:35 +1300
    Petch Naus
    2018-02-28 10:30:14 +1300

    "From Piyali Punchi :)"

    Petch Naus
    2018-02-28 10:27:03 +1300

    "<3 "

    Sarah Ketamo
    2018-02-28 06:13:30 +1300

    "Yes guuuurrl!! I hope you get to India xx"

    Raymond McKay
    2018-02-27 19:24:20 +1300

    "Good luck Priya! May you find what you are looking for. Love from Raymond, Laura, Lion and Moss"

    Kendal
    2018-02-27 15:51:26 +1300
    Eli Matthewson
    2018-02-27 13:48:49 +1300

    "<3"

    Yvette Parsons
    2018-02-27 13:37:02 +1300

    "Wishing you all the best babes xxx"

    Lisa
    2018-02-27 09:33:35 +1300

    "Go get em girl.., I won't be driving the golf cart 💕 look forward to my CD xx "

    Georgia McNamara
    2018-02-27 09:22:30 +1300

    "Way to go cuzzy! All the best"

    Anthony Metcalf
    2018-02-27 09:21:43 +1300

    "best wishes!"

    Jamie Hannah
    2018-02-27 09:16:28 +1300
    Caitlyn Bayley
    2018-02-27 09:03:34 +1300
    Josephine Stone
    2018-02-27 07:03:07 +1300

    "Good luck boo! Love Zeups and the boys x"

    Andrew Underwood
    2018-02-26 23:29:33 +1300

    "have fun"

    Priyanca
    2018-02-26 21:13:52 +1300

    "From a failed Carnatic music student to an aspiring one - good luck!"

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    Help Me Trace My Roots Through Song

    Project 2018-02-12 17:20:23 +1300

     

    Help me trace my roots through song

    My name is Priya Sami. I am a musician of Irish and Fijian/Indian descent, based in Tāmaki Makaurau. I write and perform songs as Trip Pony and The Sami Sisters.

    In early April 2018 I've got the opportunity to travel to New Delhi in India to learn traditional carnatic singing techniques at the Global Academy of Arts, Languages and Culture. On my return I'm planning on releasing an album inspired by my time there.

    This is a once-in-lifetime chance for me to reconnect with my roots through music and I need your help to get me there.

    I've never been to India before so in many ways this trip is a pilgramage to a 'home' that I've felt in my bones but have never experienced in the flesh. I hope to learn more about my ancestry while also sharing my unique experience as a New Zealander of Irish and Indian descent.

    My aim is to bring the music of my ancestral homeland back to New Zealand and to create a concept album that encompasses this richness of culture and identity so that I can inspire other young New Zealanders of Indian descent - actually for everyone to search and discover their whakapapa and where they came from.

    Your donation will help pay for tuition, flights and other costs required to attend the Global Academy of Arts, Languages and Culture in India, this April 2018.

    Budget:
    Flights - $1964
    Lessons at Global Academy of Arts, Languages & Culture - $1422
    Travel within India - $300
    Accomodation - $500
    Food - $200
    Travel Insurance - $180

    Please donate today to help me make the most of this incredible opportunity to bring the music of my ancestral home back to New Zealand.

    Kia-ora, Dhanyavaad, Vinaka and Thank-you!

    Comments

    THANK YOU! This is incredible! I don't even know what to say! THANK YOU!

    04/03/2018 at 9:45 AM

    Thank all for this amazing support to trace my roots back to India and learn traditional Carnatic singing - THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE and I am so grateful for this support - I can't wait to share my experience through music! I seriously can't thank you all enough!

    KIA-ORA RAWA ATU

    <3

      Scott Conyers Ryan
      2018-03-03 21:38:23 +1300

      "Good Luck!! - Landslide by Fleetwood Mac would be lovely to hear from you. X"

      Gita Chetty
      2018-03-03 09:47:45 +1300

      "Love you cuz x from the Chetty's"

      James Milne
      2018-03-02 19:13:43 +1300
      Jaya Beach-Robertson
      2018-03-02 15:26:22 +1300

      "You are a shinning goddess of light."

      Cam
      2018-03-02 11:17:21 +1300

      "<3 <3 <3 <3 <3"

      madeleine
      2018-03-02 10:31:15 +1300

      "LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS FEED AND DA ALBUM SISTAH!!! LOVE YOU! M x "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-02 01:38:50 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-01 17:43:13 +1300

      "Good Luck Priya❤️ Looking forward to some more fabulous music from you xx"

      Jason McCartney
      2018-03-01 16:46:13 +1300

      "I hope you become a carnatic master! 😁"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-01 16:03:25 +1300

      "Priya Priya Priya!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-03-01 14:31:23 +1300
      Angel Guan
      2018-03-01 11:59:20 +1300

      "you're amazing, have an amazing time in India and connect with your roots gal xx <3 "

      Will Edmonds
      2018-02-28 22:38:14 +1300

      "40 Years by The Phoenix Foundation please! Good luck!"

      Arthur Kevin Van Resseghem
      2018-02-28 17:10:09 +1300

      "Good Luck Priya :) hope you make it! Lots of love from the Van Resseghems xoxo"

      Becca Barnes
      2018-02-28 14:24:35 +1300
      Petch Naus
      2018-02-28 10:30:14 +1300

      "From Piyali Punchi :)"

      Petch Naus
      2018-02-28 10:27:03 +1300

      "<3 "

      Sarah Ketamo
      2018-02-28 06:13:30 +1300

      "Yes guuuurrl!! I hope you get to India xx"

      Raymond McKay
      2018-02-27 19:24:20 +1300

      "Good luck Priya! May you find what you are looking for. Love from Raymond, Laura, Lion and Moss"

      Kendal
      2018-02-27 15:51:26 +1300
      Eli Matthewson
      2018-02-27 13:48:49 +1300

      "<3"

      Yvette Parsons
      2018-02-27 13:37:02 +1300

      "Wishing you all the best babes xxx"

      Lisa
      2018-02-27 09:33:35 +1300

      "Go get em girl.., I won't be driving the golf cart 💕 look forward to my CD xx "

      Georgia McNamara
      2018-02-27 09:22:30 +1300

      "Way to go cuzzy! All the best"

      Anthony Metcalf
      2018-02-27 09:21:43 +1300

      "best wishes!"

      Jamie Hannah
      2018-02-27 09:16:28 +1300
      Caitlyn Bayley
      2018-02-27 09:03:34 +1300
      Josephine Stone
      2018-02-27 07:03:07 +1300

      "Good luck boo! Love Zeups and the boys x"

      Andrew Underwood
      2018-02-26 23:29:33 +1300

      "have fun"

      Priyanca
      2018-02-26 21:13:52 +1300

      "From a failed Carnatic music student to an aspiring one - good luck!"

      Followers of Help me trace my roots through song

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