Ya Ali Madad,
Thank you all very much for your support over the past 1 year. It has been a real busy year here and this is where we are, at present, in our efforts to develop various services for the Jamat.
1) JollyGul.com website now facilitates search and discovery for all types of Ismaili music.
2) JollyGul RADIO streams Ismaili music and is globally accessible 24/7/365 on the computer, smartphone and Alexa device.
3) Ginans-On-Demand service caters to those who wish to listen to ginans without music as recited in Jamatkhanas at their convenience.
4) JollyGul Videos produces audiovisual content to celebrate special occasions as well as ginan music videos that display lyrics and translations.
As we continue to develop and add content and functionalities, we look forward to hearing from members of the Jamat – listeners, artists, students and teachers – regarding what specific new services and features they would like to see developed in the year ahead.
Our goal is to promote Ismaili music culture internally within the community and to provide services for the enjoyment of the Jamat. And help create in the process, through music, a stronger more bonded and united Jamat across age groups, geographies, demographics and cultures.
But we also must keep a potentially much bigger and ambitious goal in mind. How can our music and the poetry in its lyrics play a role in building bridges in this divided world of ours and how can we use our music to make connections with other faiths, traditions and communities?
We look forward to receiving your continued support and feedback in the year ahead.
With best wishes for 2019!
Respectfully & Humbly,