mygooi launches gooimusic in India with Indo-Jazz concert

Abundance of talent reinforces plans to showcase world’s musicians on music channel, says creative director Jared Freiburg

CHENNAI, India (Aug. 31, 2015) gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg and top music students from APL Global School performed at ceremonies to launch, in India, gooimusic, a music channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/gooimusic).

gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg (left) and students from APL Global School in Chennai, India, perform at Indo-Jazz concert.

gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg (left) and students from APL Global School in Chennai, India, perform at Indo-Jazz concert.

The program, which also marked completion of a 10-day Jazz workshop conducted at the school by Freiburg for select 9- to 17-year-old students, featured four Tamil movie and music icons as Chief Guests:

  • Gangai Amaran, singer, composer, orchestra conductor. During the program, he sang in remembrance of recently deceased composer M S Viswanathan, who was responsible for the music for over 1000 movies.
  • Rajiv Menon, movie director and an expert in Indian classical music.
  • AVMK Shanmugam, music, movie and TV producer and grandson of Indian movie moghul AVM, who started the first South Indian record label in India during the 1930s.
  • Ms Suchitra, singer and disc jockey of South India’s most popular FM Station “Radio Mirchi,” who has sung in more than 100 movies.

Freiburg, dubbed by gooimusic Creative Board Chair Mohan Narayanan as a “Jazz sensation,” said, ”My trip to India – my first outside the United States – confirmed my belief in the widespread talent in musical genres all over the world. So, gooimusic will continue to seek talents and promote them so separate cultures can relate to each-other through music.”

The event included blessing the gooimusic venture and the concert by lighting two of the tall brass Indian oil lamps known as Kuthu Vilakku to drive out all bad things in and around the projects and to  bring all good things and happiness. The ceremony, Narayanan said, presents Hindu gods as light. The number of oil wicks represents the particular deity; for example a lamp with five splits of light represents Lord Shiva. Participants included the four Chief Guests, Narayanan, Freiburg, mygooi Chairman and CEO Paul N. Greenwood and gooidev President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Beaumont.

mygooi CEO Paul N. Greenwood (foreground) lights the lamp for the concert, with Professor Mohan Narayanan, gooidev president and COO Steve Beaumont and APL Global School Principal Kiran Merchant waiting their turns.

mygooi CEO Paul N. Greenwood (foreground) lights the lamp for the concert, with Professor Mohan Narayanan, gooidev president and COO Steve Beaumont and APL Global School Principal Kiran Merchant waiting their turns.

Working with Narayanan, 79, Chennai-based educator, composer and scholar on world music, the workshop created an Indo-Jazz theme song for the Indian government’s CLEAN INDIA campaign. Narayanan and Freiburg worked on the melody in Mohan’s 128 track digital midi studio, the first of its kind in Chennai. The lyrics in Tamil, the regional language of Chennai, were penned by Narayanan, who has many movie lyrics to his credit.

At the concert, Narayanan read a poem about Clean India written by Greenwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwiVOZ3gzf4).

Freiburg said the workshop, which lasted two-hours a day for 10 days, was a great experience for him to learn as well as to display jazz opportunities to the students at APL Global. Freiburg said, “The best part for me was seeing some of their faces light up when they either heard jazz for the first time or made a connection to jazz’s relation to other popular genres like blues, rock and funk.” He taught the specially selected students the essentials of jazz while learning more about classic Indian musical themes.

“The music professionals I met had very kind compliments about the concert and seemed to enjoy it very much,” said Freiburg. “I see collaboration in the future.”

Freiburg, of Des Moines, Iowa, USA, is studying music education and performance at California State University, Long Beach.

APL (Academy for Personalized Learning) Global School‘s teaching addresses individual needs in a group context. Accreditation from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) allows APL to take its personalization to effective levels, preparing students for the Primary Progression Tests, Checkpoint, IGCSE and A level examinations.

About gooimusic

gooimusic  is a YouTube music channel dedicated to the disruptive and the new. Started with a jazz sensibility, it brings together genres and introduces talented performers and composers from all over the world who are creating revolutionary sounds.

About mygooi

mygooi™ is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzles with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi lives where the sun always shines and has as its mission to Go Where the Life Is.™

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

Mygooi supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check them out at http://www.cff.org.

Media Contacts:

Richard Greb
mygooi
847-651-1445 / Richardg@mygooi.com

Mark Perlman
mygooi
312-315-0707 / Markp@mygooi.com

 

gooimusic Creative Director leads free Indo-Jazz concert Wednesday

Young American jazz sensation Jared Freiburg, APL Global School students perform to conclude 10-day music workshop, launch gooimusic channel

CHENNAI, India (Aug. 10, 2015) gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg and top music students from APL Global School will perform in a free Indo-Jazz concert at the school on Wednesday (Aug 12), said professor Mohan Narayanan, Chairman of gooimusic’s Advisory Board. Narayanan added, “Jared is a jazz sensation.”

gooimusic Creative Director Jarel Freiburg (right) and Advisory Board Chair Mohan Narayanan creating a new sound by fusing jazz and traditional Indian melodies in Narayanan’s home studio.

gooimusic Creative Director Jarel Freiburg (right) and Advisory Board Chair Mohan Narayanan creating a new sound by fusing jazz and traditional Indian melodies in Narayanan’s home studio.

The program, which concludes a 10-day music workshop at the school, will be at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, 104/8C3 Foundry Road, Okkiam, Thoraipakkam, Chennai-600 097. mygooi, gooimusic and the students of APL Global are hosting the event, which will also formally launch in India the gooimusic YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/gooimusic) and its app.

Special guests at the concert will include Tamil movie celebrities director Rajiv Menon, producer AVM Shanmugam and singer Suchitra.

In the workshop, which ran for two hours daily after regular classes, Freiburg taught the specially selected students the essentials of jazz while learning more about classic Indian musical themes. Freiburg, 18, has often mentioned his interest in fusing these themes with jazz. Says mygooi Chairman and CEO Paul N. Greenwood, “though young, Jared is incredibly talented and creative as a composer, singer and instrumentalist.”

Working with Narayanan, 79, Chennai-based educator, composer and expert on world music, the workshop has created an Indo-Jazz theme song for the Indian government’s CLEAN INDIA campaign. Freiburg and the students will debut the song at the concert.

gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg (foreground) with students at APL Global school music workshop in Chennai, India.

gooimusic Creative Director Jared Freiburg (foreground) with students at APL Global school music workshop in Chennai, India.

Also part of the concert program will be Narayanan; Greenwood, Mrs. Gita Jagannathan, Managing Director of APL Global; Mrs. Kiran Merchant, Principal of the school, and Steve Beaumont, President and Chief Operating Officer of gooidev.

APL (Academy for Personalized Learning) Global School’s teaching addresses individual needs in a group context. Accreditation from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) allows APL to take its personalization to effective levels, preparing students for the Primary Progression Tests, Checkpoint, IGCSE and A level examinations.

About gooimusic

gooimusic  is a YouTube music channel dedicated to the disruptive and the new. Started with a jazz sensibility, it brings together genres and introduces talented performers and composers from all over the world who are creating revolutionary sounds.

About mygooi

mygooi™ is an energetic brand platform that is digital, creative, disruptive and global. Its portfolio of emerging products sizzles with IC/DC (Innovation and Creativity/Disruption and Community). mygooi’s utility and purpose are to bring people together with innovative digital products. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and Chennai, India, mygooi lives where the sun always shines and has as its mission to Go Where the Life Is.™

See mygooi updates and watch gooination grow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mygooi.

Mygooi supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check them out at http://www.cff.org.

Media Contacts:

Richard Greb
mygooi
847-651-1445 / Richardg@mygooi.com

Mark Perlman
mygooi
312-315-0707 / Markp@mygooi.com