Melissa Fortes Crowdfund Campaign

Hello everybody, I am Melissa Fortes.

I am a colorful singer and actress and I would love to share my passion for music with you. To finance my first album I hope to raise € 7500,- with this crowd funding campaign. Can you please help me realize my dream?

Music and theatre always have been my first love. In 2007 I decided to give up my job as a pedagogical assistant and fully focus on my artistic career. As a backing vocalist I had the honour to work with various artists both nationally as internationally. I have worked with Sharon Doorson, Dina Medina, Gregor Salto and many more. Now its is time for me to take the lead.

This year I launched my first two singles ‘'Lullaby” and “Deixa a Chuva Passar'’. These singles opened new doors for me. Since the launching I have preformed at Rotterdam Got Soul in Lantaren Venster, The Hague African Festival and Club Dauphine Amsterdam.The singles were well received by the media in the Netherlands as well as abroad. As a result of this success, I did interviews and radio appearances for eg AVRO / Sherill for Real, NTR / Mijke 's Afternoon Live and Funx. Last summer Radio 6 declared me Soul and Jazz talent and my single ‘Deixe a Chuva Passar’ made part of the Schijf van 6. This fall I was nominated for the Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Award in the category Talent. The year 2013 has been an incredible year for me. My wildest dreams became reality.

My first album will be produced by the producer Sebas dos Santos in collaboration with a group of talented musicians. My music is a mix of Cape verdean and Brazilian influences with a dash of jazz and neo soul. When I have saved up the whole amount I hope to to finish my album in the studio. Together with a creative team of a photographer, stylist, movie makers and production talents I would like to create the total package. In 2014 I will release my debut album with a spectacular release parties in Rotterdam (Podium Maas) en Amsterdam (North Sea Jazz Club) and of course you are invited.

To realize this I need to do a big investment. Because it is not possible to do the whole investment by myself, I need you to help me out. Can you please help me to realize my dream?

Dear friends. I am looking forward to your help. I cannot wait to share my music with you. If you support me my appreciation will be huge. I have come up with a few special gifts to show you my gratitude. These gifts can be found on the left (And what are these special gifts? ) Use the share button “ deel dit project” ( below the video) to share my my project with family and friends through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.

A super duper big fat mega hug from me and thank you!

Love, Melissa

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