Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Celebrations to mark birth centenary of tiatrist Ferrao

Celebrations to mark birth centenary of tiatrist Ferrao
HERALD REPORTER

PANJIM, MAY 23

A R Souza Ferrao Cultural and Charitable Trust in collaboration with Tiatr Academy is organizing the birth centenary celebration of well known tiatr artist late A R Souza Ferrao on June 1 and 2 at Ravindra Bhavan.
Ferrao who gave his 50 years to tiatr was a singer, musician, artist as well as a director. “He was the person who has immensely contributed to the life of tiatr,” says Tomazinho Cardozo, president of Tiatr Academy.
The inaugural function will be held at the hands of Chief Minister Digambar Kamat while Dy speaker of Goa legislative assembly Mauvin Godinho and veteran artist of tiatr, Rico Rod will be the guest of honour.
The inaugural function will be followed by the staging of the tiatr, ‘Gouyo Put’ directed by late Ferrao.
On second day that is on June 2, Goa’s pop singer, Remo Fernandes will be the chief guest whereas a lover of Goan drama, music and songs, Francisco Colaco and a popular tiatr artist Prince Jacob will be the guest of honour.
The concluding function will be followed by a cultural programme presented by String Assemble, Goyenchim Noketram and Cansauleche Kala Mogi.
Ferrao who died in 1978, had worked in different Konkani films like Amchem Noxib, Nirmonn, Boglantt, Mhuji Ghorkarn and many more.
“He was multifaceted personality who could fit for any role,” Cardozo said.
Ferrao was the first Konkani artist to broadcast the first Konkani musical programme on All India Radio and was the only person to be invited to perform in Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day.
“Besides his stage and screen life, he was a gem of a person in his day to day life,” Cardozo says.

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