Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Goenchim Noketram" in Bahrain


"Goenchim Noketram" in Bahrain

The Goan Cultural Traditions of song and dance are scheduled to fill the air at the Baan Saeng Thai Restaurant Auditorium Bahrain, on October 22.

The Young Goans Club in association with Folk Theatre are flying in a well known cultural and folk group - Goenchim Noketram - from Goa. The group comprising of musicians, singers and dancers will present a three hour cultural fiesta of Goan song and dance starting at 8 pm. The group will present Goan Mando Dancing, Goan Dekhni and Fugdi Dance besides songs in konkani. A medley of Hindi, Portuguese and English songs will also be rendered. The show will also feature the lifestyle of Xethkamti, Kharvi and Kunbi with Opera musicals, mime and movements. Its an opportunity for Bahrain based Goans to witness traditional Goan music played on instruments like Ghumot, Mandolin, Bongos and Cymbals.

‘Goenchim Noketram’ the cultural and folk group from South Goa are the award winners at Mando Festivals held all over Goa in 2008 and 2009. The group has also performed at the inaugural ceremony of International Film Festival in November 2008 and at the concluding ceremony of Asia Pacific Conference in October 2008. Goenchim Noketram have toured different parts of India to present their shows and were the main attractions for Goa Day celebrations in Dubai in June 2008.

The show in Bahrain sponsored by Jet Airways will also feature comedy skits by the group. Tickets priced at BD: 5/= , 4/ = and BD: 3/= are available at the Young Goans Club and World Greetings. Further details of the show can be had by contacting any of the committee members on 39659539/39455207/39048046 and 39939654.

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Info source: G.R. Crasto (Bahrain)




Celebrating tradition...

Gulf-Daily-News Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Bahrain: MEMBERS of the Young Goans Club (YGC) are gearing up to celebrate a popular annual feast this weekend.
The O2BN Bandra event celebrates the Bandra Feast that marks the feast of The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary, a Roman Catholic Church that is one of the most visited sites in Bandra, Mumbai.
The event dates back to the late 1970s and is being organised by the Young Goans Club and Qatar Airways.
This year it will take place at the Baan Saeng Thai restaurant auditorium in Adliya from 10.30am on Friday.
The event will feature a jam session organised by the club's teenagers and DJ Alfie of Music and Lights.
Stalls serving traditional Goan dishes along with sweets and delicacies specially flown in from Mumbai will also feature.
A cookery contest for Goan or east Indian dishes will then be held during lunch and will be judged by professional chefs from Bahrain's top hotels.
Guests will enjoy games with prizes for winners.
Meanwhile, a Bandra Dandiya will take place from midday onwards, where prizes will be awarded to the best performers and dancers.
DJ Aapka Paresh will host the Dandiya session that will continue until the early evening before the finale event, a jive competition begins.
The function is open to members and their invited guests only.
The club has also planned a Goan Cultural event on October 22 as part of the Bandra Fair celebrations.
A troupe of 10 professional artistes will be especially flown in along with musicians to present the show that is being organised in conjunction with the Folk Theatre. It will take place from 7.30pm on October 22 at Baan Saeng Thai.
Tickets are priced at BD5, BD4 and limited tickets at BD3 will be available on a first come first basis from World Greetings, the YGC office and from members.
Call 39659539, 39939654, 36355164, 39048046 or 39455207 for any further information.
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=261833

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