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First Konkani Song & Music Awards Presented


Panjim: 01 / 05 / 10


First Konkani Song & Music Awards Presented

First Konkani Song & Music Awards 2009 instituted by Tiatr Academy Goa was presented yesterday with an impressive programme at the TAG’s Conference Hall, Campal Trade Centre, Campal, Panaji, Goa. A citation, a trophy and a cheque of Rs. 10,000/- was awarded to each one of the following winners:
1. Best Male Singer – Anthony San
2. Best Female Singer – Nephie Rod
3. Best Lyricist – Lawry Travasso
4. Best Music composer – Sidhanat Buyao
The Best Audio Album of 2009 award was bagged by the album ‘Nisha’ produced by Neville Pereira. This award carries Rs. 20,000/- besides a trophy and citation.

Dr. Francisco Colaco, the Chief Guest, who gave away the awards to the winners, speaking on the occasion, appreciated the good work done by TAG in promoting Konkani Song and Music by awarding talented artistes in singing, composing music and lyrics. He suggested that TAG should document the history of Goan Konkani music as it has done with the history of Tiatr by recently publishing the book “When the curtains rise…’ written by Dr. Rafael Fernandes.

Mr. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG stated that the aim in instituting “Konkani Song & Music Awards” is only to help in improving the quality of Konkani song in terms of lyrics, singing and musical composition. He further stated that the focus of TAG is to encourage Goan talents to produce Audio Albums of high standard.

Fr. Peter Cardozo, director of Pilar Music Academy and Joel Pereira, a musician of repute from Mangalore judged the male & female singing, composition of music and the best Audio Album. While the lyrics of the songs were judged by Shri. Jess Fernandes, Sahitya Academy award winner for poetry, and Fr. Nevil Gracias, a composer and director of tiatr.

An entertaining programme of Konkani songs and comedy skits was presented by Ben Evangelisto, Succorro de Santa Cruz, Sonia, Comedian Sally and Comedian Bryan.

Earlier Shri. Roseferns, Vice-President of TAG welcomed. Shri. Victor de Sa, Member Secretary of TAG proposed a Vote of Thanks. Shri. Anil Kumar compeered the function.


Victor de Sa
Member Secretary - TAG


N.B.
Photos: 1. Neville Pereira receiving the Award for the best Audio Album from Dr. Francisco Colaco.
Photos: 2. Awardees namely Lawrie Travasso, Anthony San, Sidhanat Buyao, Neville Pereira with Tomazinho Cardozo- President of TAG, Dr. Francisco Colaco, Chief Guest and Roseferns - Vice President of TAG.


gaspar almeida, moderator of gulf-goans e-newsletter
and associate of www.goa-world.com attended the event.


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Nominations for Song & Music Awards

Konkani Song & Music Awards 2009 instituted by Tiatr Academy of Goa will be declared and presented on 30th April 2010 at 5 pm at Conference Hall of Tiatr Academy of Goa, S-1/S-4, Block-A, 2nd Floor, Campal Trade Centre, Opp Kala Academy, Campal, Panaji, Goa. The artistes/albums nominated for various awards are as under:-

I. Best Male Singer
1. Anthony San
2. Sidhanath Buyao
3. Lawry Travasso
II. Best Female Singer
1. Lorna Cordeiro
2. Lulu Fortes
3. Nephie Rod
III. Best Lyricist
1. Ravindra Pawar
2. Lawry Travasso
3. Vikas Prabhu
IV. Best Music
1. Norman cardozo
2. Sidhanath Buyao
3. Webly Gomes & Felipe Barreto
V. Best Album
1. Valley of Colorz
2. Nisha
3. Mogachea Pinzreant

Fr. Peter Cardozo, Director of Pilar Music Academy and Mr. Joel Pereira, a musician of repute from Mangalore were the judges for Best Male & Female Singers, Best Music and for Best Album while, Mr. Jess Fernandes, winner of Sahitya Academy award and Fr. Nevel Gracias, lyricist, writer and director judged the lyrics of the songs.

Dr. Francisco Colaco, singer and musician will be the Chief Guest and present the awards. Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo, President and Shri. Roseferns, Vice President of Tiatr Academy of Goa will grace the occasion. Nominated artistes and the producers of nominated albums are requested to remain present for Award Presentation without fail.


Victor de Sa
Member Secretary

28/4/2010


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TAG’s Song & Music Awards

Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) has instituted awards for Konkani Song & Music audio albums. These awards are called ‘Konkani Song & Music Awards 2009’ Twenty (20) audio albums produced by Goan producers, singers and music composers during the period of 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2009 participated in the competition.

Konkani Song & Music Awards 2009 consist of following awards:-

1. Best Male Singer
2. Best Female Singer
3. Best Music Composer
4. Best Lyricist
5. Best Album of the year 2009

The first four awards carry a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- each while the Best Album Award carries a trophy besides Rs. 20,000/-

The award giving function is scheduled on 30th April 2010 at 05:00 pm at the Conference Hall of Tiatr Academy of Goa, S-1/S-4, Block-A, 2nd Floor, Campal Trade Centre, Opp Kala Academy, Campal, Panaji, Goa.

An entertainment programme of songs and comedy skits by Ben Evangelisto, Succur de Santa Cruz, Sonia, Comedian Sally and Comedian Brayan will be presented on the occasion.

All Konkani Song & Music lovers are requested to attend the function.



Victor De Sa
Member Secretary
26/4/2010

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