The James "Jimi" Marshall Hendrix Foundation had announced the appointment of Shyan Selah, international recording artist and CEO of Brave New World Records, as its new spokesman and board member.
The appointment of Selah as board member and spokesman, effective as of March 1, 2007, further marks a conscientious effort by the Hendrix Foundation to maintain the legacy of Jimi Hendrix by continuing to recognize not only his ground breaking music but also his desires to reach out to his community.
This appointment will also mark the first time there has been a board member who is an active talent in the music and entertainment industries. The foundation's CEO and chairman, James E. Williams, says the joining of Selah and the foundation is a natural fit.
"Shyan is a blessing to this foundation," says Williams. "We believe that both his music and activities within the community embodies the spirit of Jimi Hendrix and is in total sync with the foundation’s goals and principles."
Selah, a native of Federal Way, WA, is a rising star in the entertainment industry and has gained much recognition as both an artist and a businessman, working with the likes of John Stockton (Def Jam/Radar Records), Steven Ray (Winswept Publishing), Erik Willis (Wayans’ Brothers Films) and producer Fabian Cook (Michael Jackson and Mark Wahlberg) to name a few.
"I’m very proud to be a board member and spokesperson for one of the world’s greatest musicians," Selah says. "It’s an honor and privilege to say the least."
Under Selah Brave New World projects consist of music and film productions including soundtracks for multiple films and television shows, marketing, promotions, song wrting, touring, publishing, management and distribution. The company has established corporate sponsorships with brands like Rockstar Energy Drink, and online affiliations with corporations such as Amazon.com, Starbucks, Google and MSN. Brave New World is also involved in community programs such as the Maxine Mimms’ Academy, an organization that provides educational services to suspended and expelled students in Tacoma, and Selah has personally received numerous awards honoring his commitment to community service to todays youth.
Recently Selah founded The Brave Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reach out to youth in the area needing mentorship utilizing his skills in music and the entertainment industry. The Brave and Hendrix foundations will collaborate to generate support worldwide for those in need and create necessary and meaningful community programs using the power of music.
For more information on The Jimi Hendrix Foundation or Shyan Selah/Brave New World visit www.jimihendrixfoundation.com or www.shyanselah.com.