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Goa Rhythm & Blues Festival 2015: Pre- event Press Release


Day 2 Press Release

Goa Rhythm & Blues Festival 2015 concludes on a high note!

Wrap-up of 2 eventful and musically magical days

Goa, 31st October, 2015: With palm-tree woods on one side of the white sands and gently lapping waves on the other, the Goa Rhythm & Blues 2015 ended on a high today. Organised by Genesis Foundation, the two-day-long music festival was held in the picturesque Bay View Lawns of Vivanta by Taj-Fort Aguada to support medical treatment of 15 critically ill under-privileged children. GoaRnB wrapped on Saturday and hit high notes with renowned bands belonging to different genres including Rock, Pop, Folk Fusion & Sufi and saw an attendance of more than 350 guests.

Electrifying performances on day 1

Day 1 of the event began with buzzing anticipation which only intensified when Herman Abreo Blues Band took the stage. The band gave a rocking opening to the festival, setting the tone with their power packed performance. If that wasn’t enough, together Aviv Pereira Project featuring Spencer Maybe Pearce, Divine Raaga, Soulmate, and Sun enthralled the audience with their spellbinding performances and continued to rock the stage.

Day 2 and the magic continued!

The day 2 of the event saw a large number of people eagerly waiting for the performances to begin. The Goan Serenaders took no time in getting the audience up and dancing with Goan folk tunes. MoonArra, The Doors of Perception, Ministry of Blues and Shilpa Rao continued to sway the audience with their spectacular performances.

Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee of Genesis Foundation said, “The response to the first Goa Rhythm and Blues Festival has been tremendous. We would like to thank all our supporters, partners, attendees and the incredible bunch of artists who joined hands with the cause. There are 15 little lives that will get a chance to live to their full potential because of this. The euphoria, the spirit, and the level of participation in its first year itself is very encouraging and we look forward to make it an annual affair.”

The festival garnered rave reviews across the board.

The Goan Serenaders said, “We are loving the energy at the festival. It’s great to be here.”

Shilpa Rao who got the audience grooving with her Bollywood numbers said, “It’s great to be in Goa for Goa Rhythm and Blues. We really appreciate the cause that GF supports and are happy to be here. What’s a better way to bring people together than music. Hope everyone enjoyed our performance.”

Philip Haydon from Ministry of Blues said, “We are honoured to play for Genesis Foundation which is doing a fabulous job of healing people. All the band members who otherwise pursue their career in various fields come together to play for the cause. We played some great blue rock.”

Ralph Blaser, Country Head, Safilo India, “I have been to Kasauli Rhythm and Blues and now can’t stop going there. It’s happening for the first time in Goa and my experience has been fantastic. It’s good to be a part of such a good event and contribute to it by being here. It’s absolutely fantastic.”

The extravaganza and the entertainment at Goa Rhythm and Blues festival was absolute. Moreover, the most gratifying feeling that came along with its success was the fact that 15 under-privileged kids suffering from cardiac disorder, thalassemia, cancer and deformity; the cost of the treatment of which is excessive, would receive the medical care that their families could not have afforded.

In order to raise awareness and resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, Genesis Foundation has created unusual and unique participative fundraising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Music for Life events, among others. GF is also the beneficiary of CEO’s Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.

About Genesis Foundation  

Genesis Foundation (GF) provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, organ transplant, thalassemia and extreme deformities.

 

We support specific medical intervention, recovery and recuperation to extended treatments.  GF has provided support to 700 plus critically ill children and hope to Give Life a Chance for many more. 100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees.

 

GF is registered under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of 1961, which entitles 50% tax exemption.  To know more, visit – www.genesis-foundation.net.

 

 

For further details, please contact:

Lakshmi Kanchaan (Ms.) | +91 8130353232| lakshmi.kanchaan@genesis-foundation.net

Aastha Taneja | +91 9711311662| Aastha.taneja@bm.com

 

Day 1 Press Release

 

Day 1 of Goa Rhythm & Blues filled with music and the joy of giving!

5 renowned bands and musicians keep the crowd on their feet and dancing

Goa, October 30, 2015 – Organised by Genesis Foundation, the Day 1 of Goa Rhythm & Blues Festival 2015 was full of good music, fun and the blissful joy of giving back. The two-day long musical fundraiser for critically ill under privileged children is being held at Taj Vivanta, Fort Aguada, Goa on October 30-31 (Friday and Saturday), 2015. Nearly 350 people attended the festival today and are now excitedly looking forward to the Day 2 line-up, which includes well-known bands and musicians from the music Industry.

At #GoaRnB, India’s renowned and emerging bands, artists, and musicians are performing for the benefit of 15 critically ill under-privileged children, suffering from cardiac disorders, cancer, physical deformity and thalassemia. (see attached)

Day 1 of the festival witnessed the presence of artists like Herman Abreo Blues BandAviv Pereira Project featuring Spencer Maybe Pearce, Divine Raaga, Soulmate andSun. Together these artists enthralled the audience with their performance and got them grooving. The festival was kick-started by Herman Abreo, who really brought the blues alive. Aviv Pareira Project featuring Spencer Maybe Pearce took the energy up several notches. And then came Divine Raaga with songs like Bulla ki jaana main kaunDes and Bura mat dekh and Soulmate with Blues is my business, which had everyone on their feet. The day was brought to a close by an electronic mixed renditions of pop favourites like BoneyM by Sun. The icing on the cake was when the festival hashtag #GoaRnB trended at No. 2 in India!

Genesis Foundation’s music festivals have caught the attention of music lovers and bands alike and their flagship event—the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, has been a total sell out in all its four editions! #GoaRnB takes the tradition ahead, combining the thrill and excitement of a place like Goa, the enduring lure of music, and the joy and satisfaction of ‘giving’ for a good cause.

#GoaRnB is well supported by a number of leading brands including Grey Goose, Kingfisher, PepsiCo India, Fitbit, Capital First Ltd, Encompass, Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada, TATA Housing, Quik Relations, ACTFAQs, The Leading Hotels, NZTechnologies and Genesis Burson-Marsteller.

The day 2 of the festival will feature 5 musicians and bands, who promise to captivate the music lovers with a mixed bag of music genres—Pop, Rock, Sufi, Fusion and Bollywood! The line-up includes –

 

 

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Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee of Genesis Foundation said, “What a wonderful first day we have had at Goa Rhythm & Blues Festival! It is a joy to watch all our supporters get immersed in the combined joy of music and the satisfaction of contributing to the cause. Goa Rhythm and Blues Festival is an extension of our efforts to create a platform to string together a meaningful cause with young artists. We have some incredible talent taking the stage, performing to give a chance of life to 15 under-privileged, critically ill children. It warms our hearts to see our partners, supporters, musicians and attendees come together and pitch in for the cause. We want to make it an annual property like Kasauli Rhythm and Blues, which has been a total sell out in all its four editions. Here’s to much more fun on day 2!”

 

Manisha Sood, Country General Manager, Fitbit, Inc., said, We are very happy to associate with Genesis Foundation for the Goa R&B Festival and help spread smiles through the treatment of critically ill children, who can’t afford it on their own. To support the cause, we are donating 10 rupees for every step that our Fitbit endorsers—Saina Nehwal, Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff—will take over the course of the two days (October 30-31) of the event. It is our endeavour to continue to be a pioneer and leader in the connected health and fitness market in India and the world, and remain true to our mission to empower people to lead healthier, more active lives by providing them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.”

 

Rajeeb Dash, AVP – Sales & Marketing, TATA Housing Development Company Ltd

“Our partnership with Genesis Foundation is in sync with our vision of contributing towards the society in a positive way. We believe it is a great platform for people to come together for societal good.”

 

Herman from Herman Abreo Blues Band who opened the inaugural day of Goa Rhythm and Blues, said, “We are so excited about the first edition of Goa Rhythm and Blues. I got to know about Genesis Foundation and Goa RnB from a friend and was absolutely thrilled to be a part of the event.”

 

Buddha, singer-Divine Raaga, said, “It was great to be here at Goa Rhythm and Blues. We would like to applaud for the cause which Genesis Foundation supports. It was fantasic.”

 

Soulmate’s Rudy Wallang said, “We are honoured to be here. There are kids who are critically ill. We believe that when we are on the stage, we are healing and taking away the blues. Today we are playing for these kids. Hope you all had a good time.”

 

Sun, said, “I am elated to play at the inaugural edition of Goa Rhythm & Blues organized by Genesis Foundation with a stellar line up which included some of my personal favourites. What makes it even more special is that the festival is organized to support the treatment of critically ill, under-privileged children. Goa has always been a place close to my heart, a place associated to rich culture and great music.”

 

 

 

About Genesis Foundation  

Genesis Foundation (GF) provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, organ transplant, thalassemia and extreme deformities.

We support specific medical intervention, recovery and recuperation to extended treatments.  GF has provided support to 700 plus critically ill children and hope to Give Life a Chance for many more. 100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees.

GF is registered under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of 1961, which entitles 50% tax exemption.  To know more, visit – www.genesis-foundation.net.

 

For further details, please contact:

Lakshmi Kanchaan (Ms.) | +91 8130353232| lakshmi.kanchaan@genesis-foundation.net

Aastha Taneja | +91 9711311662| Aastha.taneja@bm.com

 

 

Pre- event Press Release

 

The stage is set to rock Goa!

See you at the Goa Rhythm & Blues Festival 2015 for a great cause!

October 28, 2015, New Delhi: Genesis Foundation (GF)’s Goa Rhythm and Blues festival is all set to rock Goa! This music festival is all about harmonising musical strings and tugging at heart-strings for the benefit of critically ill under-privileged children!

GF’s first edition of Goa Rhythm & Blues Festival, its latest fundraiser event will be held at Taj Vivanta, Fort Aguada, Goa on October 30-31 (Friday and Saturday), 2015.

Line up Day 1 [3:30pm onwards]: Herman Abreo Blues Band | The Aviv Pereira Project feat. Spencer Maybe Pearce | Divine Raaga | Soulmate | Sun

Line up Day 2 [4:30pm onwards]: The Goan Serenaders | MoonArra | Ministry of Blues | The GF film | The Doors of Perception | Shilpa Rao

All those who wish to enjoy some soulful music by the beach, come and be a part of Genesis Foundation’s cause – Your ticket to support a kids’s life!

 

RSVP:

Parekhit Bhattacharjee| +91 9999380203| parekhit.b@bm.com

Aastha Taneja | +91 9711311662| aastha.Taneja@bm.com

 

 

About Genesis Foundation  

Genesis Foundation (GF) provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, organ transplant, thalassemia and extreme deformities.

We support specific medical intervention, recovery and recuperation to extended treatments. GF has provided support to 700 plus critically ill children and hope to Give Life a Chance for many more. 100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees.

GF is registered under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of 1961, which entitles 50% tax exemption.  To know more, visit – www.genesis-foundation.net.

 

 

Music & Goa come together for a cause at the first-ever Goa Rhythm & Blues Music Festival

Genesis Foundation’s newest fund-raiser will support 15 critically ill underprivileged children

New Delhi, September 22, 2015, – Genesis Foundation today announced the first edition of Goa Rhythm & Blues (#GoaRnB) music festival, their new fundraiser to support the treatment of critically ill, under-privileged children. #GoaRnB will be held at Taj Vivanta, Fort Aguada, Goa, on October 30-31 (Friday and Saturday), 2015.

The two-day excitement packed music festival will witness a very impressive line-up of eight (8) well-known bands and musicians perform for an enthusiastic audience of from across the country in the picturesque Bay View Lawns of Vivanta by Taj-Fort Aguada.

Genesis Foundation’s music festivals have caught the attention of music lovers and bands alike and their flagship event—the Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, has been a total sell out in all its four editions! #GoaRnB takes the tradition ahead, combining the fun and excitement of a place like Goa, the lure of music, and the joy and satisfaction of ‘giving’ for a good cause.

The line-up for the Goa music festival includes The Aviv Pereira Project, Divine Raaga, Shilpa Rao, DJ Parekhit, MoonArra, Ministry of Blues, The Doors Perception and Soulmate, who will mesmerize the music lovers with a mixed genre of music – Pop, Rock, Sufi, Fusion and Bollywood!

In order to raise awareness and resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, Genesis Foundation has created unusual and unique participative fundraising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Music for Life events, among others. GF is also the beneficiary of CEO’s Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.

Entry to #GoaRnB will be for the supporters and donors of Genesis Foundation.

The supporters and partners for Goa Rhythm & Blues include Grey Goose, Kingfisher Premium, PepsiCo India, Capital First, Encompass, Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada, Quik Relations, ACTFAQs and Genesis Burson-Marsteller.

About Genesis Foundation

Genesis Foundation (GF) provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, post organ transplant medication, thalassemia and extreme deformities. Support from GF in the said five critical illnesses varies from specific medical intervention, recovery and recuperation to extended treatments like chemotherapy and follow-up medicines post surgeries. So far, medical treatment of nearly 700 critically ill children has been supported by Genesis Foundation. We Give Life a Chance. 100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees. GF is registered under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of 1961, which entitles 50% tax exemption.
To know more, visit – www.genesis-foundation.net