Shot in 7 countries featuring 20 musicians, ‘Radiate’ is a live collaborate music video/film for Standing Rock. Produced by the Sailing conductors Ben Bart and Hannes Hafenklang from Germany who I met in Trinidad in 2014 after writing ‘Radiate’ during an Atlantic crossing. We have since been traveling the globe together recording ‘Radiate’, and have dedicated it to those standing in solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Go to www.jackmantisband.com and click the ‘STAND WITH STANDING ROCK’ icon to download the song – All proceeds go to Standing Rock and its water protectors. “Your fate is what you create”.
Our project in a nutshell: Just having graduated college, we decided to opt for a slightly unconventional first job. Determined to become music producers, a wonderful idea turned into reality: we sailed around the world and, through music, brought musicians together who had never met each other.
The principle is based on allowing a musician in country B to listen to music recorded in country A. Musician B then plays along, thus adding his or her own interpretation and adding a new level of meaning and depth to the ever evolving song. This is world music, taken to the next level. Expedition music.
It’s still hard to believe for us how lucky we are to have found and worked with such incredible musicians. We now want to spread and perpetuate these peoples amazing work.
For the past years we’ve been financing this project with our own means and of course with the help of our friends and family. Now that we are back home in Germany, we can’t wait to release 13 amazing tracks that we created with local musicians.
The project goal
We are more than excited to get this album out there for everyone to enjoy. The only thing we need in order to accomplish this is the support of people who simply love good and meaningful music or find our expedition music concept exciting. We’d like to be independent and want to avoid turning to a record label that might care more about profit rather than the love in the music.
why would you support this project?
If you decide to support us, you can choose from one or more of our ‘thank you gifts’ and you will receive the album before anyone else. The music on this album is unique and inspiring in every way. So many talented musicians became part of our project and of our small family and put all their heart and passion into these songs. We are so close to publishing and only have to clear the hurdle of financing.
Who will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
We will use the funding to master and cut the record. Additionally, we will produce all the ‘thank you gifts’ and pack up and ship everything to the supporters asap.
Where can I support
Thanks to Tinder (you gotta ask us about that in person…) we met Tara on our second day on the island! So we grabbed our recording gear and went to an abandoned fort in St. George to record a couple of songs with her. Amazing voice, great guitar playing and just a beautiful location.
Check out Tara’s website at lagarziabermuda.com where she sells jewelery she makes from up-cycling her surrounding, local sand, non-harvested coral and sea plastics. Amazing stuff, she won prizes, you know?!
Smutje Hannes Traum war es schon immer Musiker in der großartigen Stadt von Toronto aufzunehmen. Jetzt wird sein Traum endlich wahr. Dies ist der erste Schritt, wir haben die Grenze von den USA nach Kanada überquert! Die Maut-Straße hätte 5 Dollar gekostet, deshalb haben wir uns für die Fähre entschieden. War nun zwar doppelt so teuer, aber das war es uns absolut wert. Eine Fährfahrt die ist lustig, eine Fährfahrt die ist schön…
Wir haben noch nie eine Coverversion aufgenommen, aber da Jack der größte Elvis Fan auf Erden ist (ohne zu übertreiben) und seine Version von “Can’t help falling in love” so schön war, haben wir uns breitschlagen lassen und unser Equipment auf einer Brücke über den Mississipi aufgebaut und dieses wunderschöne Stück Musik, zu Ehren von Elvis Presley aufgenommen.
Vorher waren wir natürlich noch bei Elvis zu Hause in Graceland und durften seine Energie spüren.
Neulich Nacht in New Orleans, 12 Uhr, Miro Street. Spontane Jam Session von lokalen Musikern kurz bevor wir nach Nashville aufbrechen…
So we met Kia on Royal Street in the French Quarter in New Orleans, where she busks with her self made banjo. Taking influence from a bygone era of heartsongs and storytelling. We recorded her song at, ‘The end of the World’ on the banks of the Mississippi River as the famous riverboat the ‘Nanchez’ headed upstream…
Skip, vielen Dank für diese wundervollen Worte.
Wir bereiten uns auf unsere Amerika Tour von Florida über Toronto nach New York und zurück mit Jack Mantis vor…