I’ve been mildly obsessed with Kickstarter projects lately. I was surfing music blogs and came across this Kickstarter project from NY based Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble. They want to record a new album and they need $9000 by June 30th. They’re more than half way there already, and if you watch the video, you’ll see they have well-respected folks like Bobbito Garcia and DJ Rich Medina endorsing the effort. Via SoundRoots World Music & Global Culture.