04 Feb ECP 007 – Pharadon Phonamnuai, thai entrepreneur, musician, inspiring reference in Chiang Mai, Founder of North Gate Jazz Club
My first interview with a Thai entrepreneur. I met him at TEDx, where he was a speaker and a musician, and made the audience emotional with his “plant a tree wherever you are” campaign to help save Chiang Mai and Thailand from the burning seasons.
Later I saw him play with his band and I was sure I had to invite him to talk to us. So humble, so cheerful and creates a great vibe wherever he goes 🙂
One of those talks to remind us that, little can be just enough.
After traveling the world with his sax, hitchhiking around Japan, US, Corea, he came back to C.Mai and decided to start two local businesses. To inspire creative activities in the community, spreading art, music and culture to anyone who visits.
He then set up a group called Meuyen-Meungyen to promote more green spaces in Chiang Mai, “Plant some Tree Right Where you are”. When we did the interview, more than 5,000 trees had already been planted in Chiangmai.
Founder of North Gate Jazz Club, he still hitchhikes around Thailand once a year during burning season spreading the word on the tree campaign. He has a creative, traveling, music project called Blowing West.