About Us

 

Hear Everyone. 

Originally founded as the blogging platform Kuwait Music in December of 2010, the organization underwent an intense journey that saw it promote events, music academies and thousands of artists across the Middle East. Combatting restrictive conditions, Kuwait Music found itself at the forefront of cultural change, enabling a dramatic paradigm shift via the tackling of corporate sponsors, seeding the organic development of musicians in schools, and ensuring that local musicians had a channel through which they could express themselves. Kuwait Music transformed the lives of musicians in Kuwait by putting them on the map, promoting their music and organizing events where they could showcase their talents to the world. The organization would eventually attract international attention through a partnership with Red Bull and by being featured on the BBC World Report. The rest, as they say, is history.

The owners of Kuwait Music have since decided to launch ENGAGE, a visitor-generated music site driven by a global music ecosystem.

Our Peeps

 

Caesar Fernandes  

Caesar Fernandes
Founder and Chief Executive officer

ENGAGE is the brainchild of Caesar, a passionate musician lucky enough to combine his love for music with his professional craft of web development. Caesar's involvement with musicians and sound creators stretches back over a long time - from being a stage hand at the House of Blues in Chicago to transforming music in the Middle East through Kuwait Music, an organization he founded in 2010. Caesar is responsible for spearheading ENGAGE's mission: to become the go-to platform for musicians wanting to promote their music.


 

Nabeel Mohan  

Nabeel Mohan
Executive VP, Content and Artist Development

Nabeel's involvement with ENGAGE dates back to his days with Kuwait Music, where he innovated and managed a successful series of artist engagement initiatives including Online Rap Battles and Frankie and Masoud's Album Reviews, two epic segments that took Kuwait into an frenzy of online engagement and helped several artists expand their fan bases. At ENGAGE, Nabeel drives our artist initiatives forward, ensuring all platform users make the most of the tool sets available to them. He is also an accomplished pianist and holds a degree in Music and Theology from the London School of Theology.

 

Donna Fernandes  

Donna Fernandes
VP, Product Design

Donna's involvement in ENGAGE's history dates back to its days as a blog, when content creation and community building were key strategies for breaking into the Middle Eastern music scene. Today, Donna leads product development and design across all of ENGAGE's channels. She plays a major role in ensuring stickiness of the platform, user life cycle management, and value creation from ENGAGE products. Donna has an MBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA.

 

 


 

 

What is ENGAGE?

ENGAGE connects independent artists with audiences around the world through a music-sharing platform that hosts podcasts, mixes, original music, and helps promote artists with free promotional tools, helping them gain world wide visibility.

 

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