I am asking for funding of £1500 for an 'HVR-V1E Digital HD Video Camera' to record 'The London International SKA Festival 2014. The London International SKA Festival is held in various places around London, the festival is in its 4th year after re-launch in 2011.
The first one was promoted back in 1988 at The Brixton Fridge with Laurel Aitken, Bad Manners, Potato 5, The Loafers, Hotknives, The Deltones, Napoleon Solo, Capone and The Bullets and Skin Deep, where at the time I was working as a SKA Photographer, working for Laurel Aitken, Prince Buster, Lee Perry, Bad Manners, Chrissy Boy from Madness and various other artists.
Since it's re-launch I was invited by Sean Flowerdue the promoter of the festival to record the live artists at the events. Unfortunately I recently broke my video camera and am in desperate need to buy another camera, to be able to record the artists at the events this coming 17-20 April 2014.
Although I have worked for some big names in the SKA world I am a struggling photographer with little means. My dream is to help bring back SKA music to the masses. Ska music brings different people from different cultures together in harmony with each other through rhythm & Blues. It has been my lives passion to promote SKA music to the world, through my images, 'Music Videos', exhibition prints and memorabilia merchandise I.e. (Magnets, mugs, T-shirt’s etc.).
Through your kind help I can continue to realize my dreams, thank you,
Marwan Bayoumi (AKA: Phoenix Bay Photographer!)
From its birth in Jamaica, Ska has come a long way – morphing and inspiring every generation and reaching all corners of the world. The festival will once again showcases all Ska has to offer from its roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, to the Jamaican originators, the progression through rocksteady and reggae, 2 Tone, ska-punk and right up-to-date with 21st century Ska sounds.
Website links: Phoenix Bay Youtube link of my live music videos over the years: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5BEgdbmDVhjFFcG592FCuA
Links to 2014 Ska festival:
DERRICK MORGAN * (1) HORACE ANDY (1) KEN PARKER * KEITH & TEX * DENNIS BOVELL JAZZ JAMAICA (1) KING PRAWN PAMA INTERNATIONAL RODDY RADIATION & THE SKABILLY REBELS (The Specials) RHODA DAKAR (The Body snatchers/Special AKA) THE TROJANS (1) GOLDMASTER ALL-STARS TOP CATS (1) PHOENIX CITY ALL-STARS REBELATION THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS THE DELEGATORS BY THE RIVERS NEW TOWN KINGS DIRTY REVOLUTION (Wales) MR.T BONE (Italy) * THE LIPTONES (Sweden) * THE MEOW MEOWS THE INDECISION AGGRESSORS BC (N.Ireland) THE BIONIC RATS (Ireland) * THE KUBRICKS
GLADDY WAX SOUND SYSTEM (1) FESTUS COXSONNE DAVID KATZ - exclusive Upsetter set TIGHTEN UP CREW SOUNDS & PRESSURE SOUND SYSTEM w/ PHIL BUSH AXIS SOUND SYSTEM OXMAN LITTLE DIANE (Ace Cafe) CHRIS TOFU FENOMENO SHOW TIME TUNNEL KAPTIN (Boomtown) JAMIE RENTON
* exclusive UK appearances Pledges:
1: Magnet: £5 (100)
2: Magnet & Badge: £7 (50)
3: Magnet, Badge & Mug: £15 (15)
4: T-shirt & a Badge: £20 (20)
5: Poster & Magnet: £50 (5)
6: Dvd of one of the Bands & a mug: £100 (10)
7: Dvd of one of the Bands & a T-shirt with Badge: £150 (5)
8: Dvd of one of the Bands, a montage of all four nights of the festival & T-shirt with a Badge: £250 (1)
Derrick Morgan Horace Andy The Trojans Top Cat
Various Artists/Bands of 2014 festival nights.
Various images of the Ska Festival (Posters, Magnets, Badges, Mugs & T-Shirts) Other (Posters, Magnets, Badges, Mugs & T-Shirts)
Prince Buster (Posters, Magnets, Mugs & T-Shirts)
Laurel atken (Mugs & T-Shirts)
Skaville (Badges, T-Shirts & mugs)
Chrissy Boy (Mugs)
Lee Perry (T-Shirt, Mug & Magnet)