We’ve mentioned The Mountain Music Project several times over the past few years, specifically the film they shot in Nepal five years ago. Project principals Danny Knicely and Tara Linhardt visited Nepal in 2006 as part of a cross-cultural adventure to carry Appalachian music to a wholly different set of mountains.
They filmed both abroad and in their native Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, and have taken to Kickstarter to raise the funds to get their documentary film, The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya, printed and released, along with a companion CD.
The film has been completed for some time, and been screened across the US. Tara and Danny have been interviewed by WAMU and the film has been covered by NPR. The crowd sourcing campaign is to raise funds to get it all out to the people, via DVD and CD.
We (at The Mountain Music Project) have just launched a kickstarter campaign to try to finally get our documentary film and our CD printed and released. Please check out our kickstarter site by clicking on this link. Also pretty please share this link with as many folks as you can to let people know about our soon to be releases project as well as helping us to reach our kickstarter goal.
Feel free to post this link on facebook, myspace, blogsites, etc as well as emailing it around. We need all the help we can get!
Here’s a trailer for the film…
…and here’s their Kickstarter video:
More details on the crowd sourcing campaign can be found online.