Thursday, August 26, 2010

‘Kantaram Singing Competition’ to be organized by TAG

‘Kantaram Singing Competition’

Kantaram i.e. stage songs in Konkani are an integral part of Goan Song & Music. Kantaram are of various types such as Solos/Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets etc. Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) has observed that the present day composers and singers very often go for solo singing only and do not promote Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets etc.

In order to preserve and promote Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets and Quintets in its true form as they were presented on the Tiatr stage in the past, TAG has organised a competition of singing of original Duets, Duos, Trios, Quartets and Quintets on Saturday, 18th September 2010 from 10 am onwards at the Conference Hall of Goa State Museum at Patto Plaza, Panjim.

Those interested in participating in this competition should note the following:-

1.The Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets to be sung in the competition should be newly composed for participating in the competition.
2.The lyrics of the Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets or Quintets should be of interactive nature and every singer should be a different character in the presentation of the Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets
3.Care may also be taken to have original music for the Duets/Duos/ Trios/Quartets/Quintets.
4. The lyrics of the Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets should be submitted to TAG along with the prescribed Application Form duly filled on or before 9th September 2010 before 5 pm at the office of TAG.
5. The dates for writing music and for rehearsals will be communicated to the participants after verifying the lyrics of the Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets submitted by the composers/singers.
6. The cash prizes for singing the Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets will be as under:-
• Best Duet - Rs.2000
• Best Duo - Rs.2000
• Best Trio - Rs.3000
• Best Quartet/Quintet - Rs.4000 / Rs.5000
• Best Original Lyrics - Rs.2000
• Best Original Music - Rs.2000
7. Each participant will also be provided with Travelling allowance.
8. The performances will be judged by judges from the field of Song & Music on the following factors: - 1.Quality of Lyrics 2.Quality of Music 3.Voice Modulation
4.Facial Expressions 5.Acting.
9. There should be atleast 3 songs in each category for organising the competition.

The composers and singers of Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets/Quintets are requested to participate in large numbers and help in preserving Duets/Duos/Trios/Quartets and Quintets in its true form. The Application Forms along with the rules and regulations of the competition are available at TAG’s office, Campal Trade Centre, Behind Military Hospital, Campal, Panjim, Goa during office hours.

Victor de Sa
Member Secretary

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