Freedom Jam Chennai

Let’s face it, not all the music we enjoy today comes out of a music store. There are hundreds of independent musicians out there who are putting out original compositions without the assistance or support of record labels. And thanks to the Internet and an ever expanding underground music network, it’s reaching our ears. One such stage, which started off as a casual Sunday jam in Bangalore in 1996, has now become a regular annual event. The Freedom Jam.

And the good news is, it’s now in Chennai. It’s a platform for musicians to display their wares, fans to appreciate it and a chance for one and all to engage with the music community in the city.

The Chennai edition of the Freedom Jam will happen at Buck’s Theatre on Aug 19, 2007.

There’s a whole day’s music in store, and the entry is free. The performers don’t charge either. If you’d like to participate, here’s the mail id to which you must send your profile too.

3 Comments so far

  1. david (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

    Manoj, this awesome! Thanks for the info.

  2. DontheCat (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    Back in the early 80s, we had at least 1 concert happening in Madras every weekend. I remember (and so would David) Wild Angels, Atomic Forest, Abe’s Experience, Blue Brood and many others who performed regularly FOR THE SAKE OF MUSIC. Today, commercialism has sadly crept in and no one is takin efforts to promote such events unless they have some axe to grind…

    I remember hanging out with the dudes at Woodies and planning the events. Abe, Ivan Rego, Prakash Stephanos, Dallu, Ashok Cherian, Russel d’Silva, Titus, Mount Guru – what a bunch. There was so much enthu. And no ego trips. It was one hellava community…

    David>I’ve been thinking about it. I probably will soon host a website dedicated to Music from Chennai. I’ll share my ideas here later :-)

  3. ratan Jhaveri (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

    sir manjo,
    you are having good english language. man does not live by bread alone only. also butter and jam is required. hahaha. just jokes only. please can you accept invitation to be guest speaker at vishwakarma cuuminications where it is I am chairman now also.

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