Monday, February 28, 2011

Veteran tiatrist presented with Life Time Achievement Awards



Veteran tiatrist presented with Life Time Achievement Awards



V Events, Mumbai in collaboration with Tiatr Academy of Goa presented “Sentimental Journey” on 27th February 2011 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Church Lawns, Andheri to pay tributes to late Frank Fernand, Producer and music director of two immortal Konkani classic films 'Amchem Noxib' and 'Nirmonn'.

The programme comprised of songs, music and dance. Well known Day Breakers Band was in attendance. A potpourri of artists of Konkani stage Antonette, Betty Naz, Alria Rose, M Kumar, Michael Martin and Kenny participated. The inaugural performance was a folk dance Goenche Vavraddi by Mannkam Ami Goenchim- a group led by John Fernandes of Mahim. Comedy skits were contributed by Hortencio Pereira and Augustine Fernandes from Goa. Songs from the two classics were sung by noted tiatrists set to music by Day Breakers band.

On this occasion Life Time Achievement Awards were bestowed on five veteran Konkani stage artists Shalini, Ophelia Cabral, Titta Pretto, Rico Rod and Antonette Mendes by FC Global music at the hands of Chief Guest Savio D’Souza, Secretary General of the Indian Music Industry.

Navin Noronha Branch Manager of local Citizen Bank and Felix Sequeira Managing Director of Reliance Builders were the guest of honours. The heroine of Amchem Noxib,  Rita Lobo, was present.

The audience later danced to the music provided by Day Breakers and tasted the delicious Goan cuisine. Isidore Dantas compered the programme whileVera Correia proposed a vote of thanks.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tiatr Academy Goa (TAG)’s 2nd Popular Tiatr Festival 2010

Tiatr Academy Goa (TAG)’s 2nd Popular Tiatr Festival 2010


The 2nd Popular Tiatr Festival 2010 cum Competition organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa will commence from 10th March 2011 at the DMK Auditorium, Kala Academy, Panjim. All tiatrs will start at 7:00 pm sharp. In all 9 tiatrs directed by popular artistes of tiatr stage will be staged in the Festival. The schedule of tiatrs to be presented is as follows:

10/03/11 – ‘ Vichitr Natem’ by Oldrin Sequeira
11/03/11 – ‘Pissolem’ by Comedian John D’Silva
13/03/11 – ‘ Kednam Utt’ttolo’ by Prince Jacob
14/03/11 – ‘Godfather’ by Comedian Agostinho
15/03/11 – ‘Futtleli Boxi’ by Mario Menezes
19/03/11 – ‘Puro Ami Tras Kaddleat Te’ by Alfredo Fernandes
21/03/11 – ‘Novo Dis Udetanam’ by Comedian Domnic
22/03/11 – ‘Devan Ghoddlem Munxean Moddlem’ by Menino de Bandar
24/03/11 – ‘Bhurgim Tim Bavlim Nhoi’ by Roseferns


The results of the Festival will be announced by organizing a special ‘Award Presentation Ceremony’ on the next day i.e 25/03/2011 at 7:00 pm at the DMK Auditorium, Kala Academy, Panjim. On 26th March 2011 at 11:00 am TAG will organize a discussion on positive and negative points observed in the presentation of tiatrs in the festival. The attendance to this discussion is compulsory to the writers/directors/producers/participants of the tiatrs presented in the festival.

Each participating troupe will be paid remuneration of Rs. 20,000/- for staging the tiatr. A nominal admission fee of Rs. 30/- only will be charged to witness the tiatrs of the festival. However 70% of the gate collection will also be given to the participating troupes. Besides awards in all the aspects of tiatr such as performance, direction, acting, light effects, stage setting, make-up, costumes, etc will also be presented to the winners. Awards for singing duets, trios, quartets, etc will also be presented to the winners. Separate awards for script and lyrics will also be given.

As per the request of the tiatr lovers, TAG will make provision for seasonal passes for those who would like to book tickets for all the shows in advance.

Victor de Sa
Member Secretary

[as forwarded by TAG to gaspar almeida, http://www.goa-world.com/]
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Condolence Meet held for Late Rosary Ferns in Kuwait

Condolence Meet held for Late Rosary Ferns in Kuwait
on 16th February 2011 organized by Kuwait Konknni Kendr


Monis zolmota tea vellar savn moronn tache fattik loglolem asta. Punn okosmat amche moddlo, ek boroch prosidh/famad zalolo Goenkar, tornnea pirayear natak zata, ten'na mat amkam chodd dukh zata. Mario Rebello-n Kuwait Konkani Kendr-chea nanvant amontron kelem ani aiz he dukhest buzvonneche boskek ami hajir zaleat, tumchea sangatan. RosaryFerns-achem mornnachem dukh porgott korunk nhoich Kuwait-cheo, Goenkarancheo, Mangaloreanacheo, Tiatristancheo, Konkanicho sonvstha fuddem sorleot, pun kheritponim Goeant, tachea mornachea nimanneo devosponnim kariank, vantto gheunk, xekdeannim pratonnam khelint, hajir zaleat.

Colvenchea igorjeant iedanik Fr. Diago-n mis sompoilea uprant, Tiatrists Osvi Viegas, Premanand Lotlikar, Joaquim D’Costa, hannim tachi kudd nikipunk vortanam, tanchea khaxeavank khand marlolem fotu amcam pauleat! Teach vellar, teach somoair, teach disa! Tachea mornachea ugdassik mis tachea bhavan Fidelis Fernandes ani familint bhettoilolem, Goeant thaun porot ailea uprant, Kuwait-chea Holy Family Cathedral-ant

igorjeant. Sabar Kristi ani ani he’rr lokam moddem jitlea tiatrists asleat titlea kednach ektaim ami pollounk nam! Tiatr Academy of Goa- hannim ek bhuzvonneachi sobha Goeant ghoddun haddli fattlea sumanant. Hem eka pordhesant vosti korpi Konkani kolakarak, RosaryFerns-ak, tachea Konkani palkachea vavrak, ek kheritponnim dinvasnim, vakand ani tust, Goenchea tiatristanchea nanvant, taka ek vhodd xrodhanjali (tribute) favo zali.

Rosary Ferns-anchi kantaram, VCD, CD ani Cassettin-im Konkani palkacho vavr sodanch omor urtolo, oso Kuwait Goa Tiatristanchi Sonvstha (KGTS)-acho odheox udgarla, jem Fr. Lionel Mascarenhas-an Holy Family Cathedral-ant mis bhettoitana kolit kelam.

Kheritponnim, Kuwait dhesacho RosaryFerns-ak apurbai ani mog aslo, hanga ektoulolea soggleam porrim. Zaitim tanchim kantaram, tiatr, Kuwait-acher vo Kuwait-ak/Pordhesant vosti korpi familincher, Goenkarancher attaplolim asat – Udaronnank Kuwaitchea Dinar, Sukh Khuim Asam?, Rag, Mojem Dusrem Ghor, Ami Chuklim, Tumcam Lagon Jielom, Bhurgim Mai Paichem Sukh, Ghor Bandlem Ghorabo Moddlo, Kuwait Soddun Vetanam! Ani Nimannim VCD passun ‘Thank You Kuwait’ mhunn nanv dilolem asa! Vakannim ani xebaski diupachi kantaram tanchi ekdom borim compose, boroulolim aslint, gailolim asat. Alfred Rose-achea morna uprant RosaryFerns-an khudd gailolem git, khorench ugdassik zaun asa. Internet-ar goa-world.com tem tumcam soggleank aikunk melta. Tossench Sanny de Quepem, tancho sangati kolakar-achea morna uprant, ek git gailolem tachi utram….. amcam soggleank moron ravta, tumchea fattlean, ami etoleat, voir Sorgar mevum-ia. Ugdass kadlear sontap bhogtat! Dolleanim dukham eitat. Mornachi khobor ti, amcam soggleank khont zata. Ami bhuzvonn divunk fuddem sortat, Hi ek bori karia, ek bori somvoim.

Zaitea pauttim ami xhordanjali (tributes) toxench dukest bhuxvonnim Condolence messages internet-ar ani potranim porgot’t kortat, xhapun hadtat. Ek-ek pauttim dista ki ami ek spordhant/competition poddlea mhunn. Meleleche otmeak ek lhan rozar kelear chodd folladik! Thoddea gupitponnim aplo dhol-kas vazoupachi sovoimoicho gunn dakhunk fattim ravonant. Zaitea pauttim kaim xhordanjali vorim tea tea family-cher ami vhoddik dukh ghaltat! Tedna decentkaien, moriadin ani Netettiquette rakhun tannim xhobdancho utrancho somzikaien, uzvaddik ginenant upeog korcho. Kalcho, porcho mhunn kebadam korun, oslo toslo mhunn boglatam ghallun, ani apunn chodd zannar mhunn somzunk favo nam! Kavllo Rodlo Lozen hem kantarant RosaryFerns-an favo ti xikhon ani marga-dorxonn dilam!

Amchi nimannim email RosaryFerns-ak apleak Kuwait Goan Association logo dadpak Salvador Dias-an maglolem tedna “Thank you Kuwait” heach RosaryFerns-chea VCD-k lagun! Uprant tea Goem vhopachea asleat. Regards and Goodbye. Rosary- him zaun aslim amchim nimannim utram, amcho adeus! Zaitench somazak upeogi poddtat tem nodreak hadlam, ani somazak lagtat tea viseasancher RosaryFerns’ machier dakhoulam. Tannim konnakuch kikont kelea mhunn ami aiz passum aikunk nam. Sabar vorsancho amcho ho on’nubhov (observations) zaun asa. Aiz passun konnuch Rosary Ferns-an konnacheruch vaitt uloilam, boroilam vo prochar kelam mhunn sangtolo nam! Hech gun’n tanchea amcam avoddleat.

Goa-World.com website-n ek International Konkani Music Station internet-acher stapit kelolem 2000 vorsa thaun asa Ulysses Menezes ani aven. Fattlea dha vorsanim, sounsar bhor borench lovkik zalam ani Konkani kantaram aikupeank ek fukott sondhi meulea. Kuwait-ak, Gulf-ak, Canada-k vosti korpi toxench her Konkani kantoristanchim gitat xemboranim aikunk meltat. RosaryFerns-achim kaim kantaram asan, dis-ak ek-don torui thuim aikunk melta. Hea Radio Station-acho ek bhag Tornnateank ani Suvadik Konkani gaupeank dovorlolo asa, To ami aiz RosaryFerns-achea omor ugddasak bhetoitat. In a message forwarded to me by goa-world.com founder Ulysses Menezes, which he requested me to relay today at this Meeting, he wrote “In fond remembrance of your contribution as a Goan Konkani singer, actor, writer, director and composer, we dedicate this radio station’s “Glorious Singers’ section to you RosaryFerns today 16th February 2011”. Kuwait-chea sonvsthanim, tanchea vangddeanim khup mog-moipas RosaryFerns dakhoila. Tanchea tiatr ani songit sanz kariavolli ghoddun hadleat, tacho palkacho vavrant mozot kelea. Hea sonvstha modem aichi bhoska ghoddun hadpi Kuwait Konknni Kendr, Konkani Heritage Kuwait, Colva United Centre, Kuwait Goan Association, U.G. Centre, New Goans Overseas Association, Mangalorean sonvstha KCWA ani Konkan Kala Samithi, zannim Rosarychea tiatr ‘Kuwait Soddun Vetana’ machier hadlo.

Ek voros ani ek mhoinno fattim, tarik 16 Janier 2010, amcho Indian Ambassador, Shri Ajai Malhotra, amchea sangatak kaim promanink Goenkar machier ubea ravunn RosaryFerns’-ak tachea Kuwait Konkani palkar sumar 20 vorsam odik kelolea vavrachi thoknai korun Kala Mogui Kuwait-chea Odheox, Domingos Araujo torfen sotkar kelolo. Ek Shawl, Ugdassik Memento tankam bhettoilolem. Aplea thoddeach utranim RosaryFerns-an KMK dinvsasun khaltikaien suivkar kelo. Tankam anink zaitinch inama favo aslim, punn Devacho gutt Dev zanam. Nimannem, sopoitanam, Amchi dukhest bhuzvonn tachea familik, KKK-chea membrank toxench sogglea tiatristanchea fraternitik.


Amchi chodd vorsanchi vollokh, Fidelis Fernandes-achi ani toxench Agnelo Alcacoas, tanchea khunead-achi, jea KIFF-achea odheox ani up-odheox mhunn vinchun kadlolea mhunn itihasant urleat, Hea vellar tanchea dukhant, ami vantto ghetanam, Devan tankam, tanchea familik bol’l, kurpa dinvunk maguia. Ek avaz amcam porot aikunk melcho nam, eka tornatteacho rupkar, ek hanstem mukamol pollounk meuchem nam.Sorginchem raj Rosary Ferns-achea otmeank favo zaum. Devan amcher soggleancher bhesanv ghalum. Rest in peace, dear RosaryFerns. God bless us all.

[The above was the inaugural speech given  by Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter moderator,
Gaspar Almeida, http://www.goa-world.com/, who was the guest speaker at this Condolence Meeting, organized by Kuwait Konknni Kendr on 16th February 2011 at the Village Inn Restuarant, Kuwait City].

English translation follows:
It is said that Death follows us from the time of birth. But suddenly from amongst our midst, a loved one, a famous Goan’s demise, at a very tender stage, it saddens our heart more. Mario Rebello, on behalf of Kuwait Konkani Kendr, invited me to attend this Condolence Meet, amongst your midst. Many a Goan, Mangalorean, Tiatrists, Konkani associations came to the fore to express their condolences, sympathies and prayers. In a very special way, in Goa, hundreds attended the last religious funeral rites.


After Fr. Diago ended the Holy Eucharistic celebrations in Colva Church, Tiatrists Osvi Viegas, Premanand Lotlikar, Joaquim D’Costa, lend a hand to carry the coffin to the graveyard for the burial. We received these photos at the same time, on the same day! After returning from Goa, his brother Fidelis Fernandes and family offered the Death Remembrance Mass at the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait City. Among the many Christians and non-Christians attending the prayers, we witnessed the largest number among the Tiatrists Faternity, for the very first time. Tiatr Academy of Goa organized a Condolence Meet last week. This is the first time such a prayer meet was organized for an expat Goan Konkani artiste, Rosary Ferns, and offering their thanks and acknowledgement and tribute for his contributions towards the Konkani stage.

Rosary Ferns’ Konkani songs, VCD, CD and cassettes will be remembered for a long time, Fr. Lionel Mascarenhas quoted Kuwait Goa-Tiatristanchi Sonvstha (KGTS) president, at the Eucharistic Celebrations at Kuwait Church.

Rosary Ferns had a fond liking and love for Kuwait, like all those who are present here. Several of his songs/dramas were based on Kuwait’s lifestyle and Goans as the expatriate community or their families. Example: Kuwaitchea Dinar, Sukh Khuim Asam?, Rag, Mojem Dusrem Ghor, Ami Chuklim, Tumcam Lagon Jielom, Bhurgim Mai Paichem Sukh, Ghor Bandlem Ghorabo Moddlo, Kuwait Soddun Vetanam! Ani his final VCD presentation yet to be released is titled ‘Thank You Kuwait’!

Some of the songs which highlighted the tributes of many have been well composed, written and sung by him. After Alfred Rose’ demise, Rosary Ferns’ song is among the best to pay homage and tribute. This song can be heard via the Internet-ar and goa-world.com radio station. When his fellow artiste, Sanny de Quepem, bade goodbye to this world, in his song dedicated to him, the words in Konkani ….. amcam soggleank moron ravta, tumchea fattlean, ami etoleat, voir Sorgar mevum-ia. [Death awaits us all, we will soon join you, let’s meet us in Heaven above]. These touching words brings tears to our eyes!

The news about someone’s death brings us great sadness. We rush to express our sorrow, our condolences. This is a good gesture, a good habit.

Many a times, when one offers tributes and forwards condolence messages on the internet or the print media, we get the feeling that we are into some kind of competition. A small prayer offered for the departed soul would be ideal and more effective. Some who have the habit of drumming up their habitual ways of writing a few lines to express their hidden motives. It has been observed that through such messages and tributes some of the family’s members are torn into disputes and we force on them more sadness. That’s why, we have to be decent, honest and observe net etiquette and use the right words and feelings to express ourselves, using our minds properly.

He is too young, he is not knowledgeable – such remarks are more abusive and tarnishes the image! I am always more knowledgeable than others, one should not think. Rosary Ferns sang a Konkani song titled ‘kavllo rodlo lozen’ (the crow cried in shame) and he has given a lesson and focus to us all.

My last email to RosaryFerns was when Salvador Dias requested me to forward the newly designed logo of Kuwait Goan Association, it was for “Thank you Kuwait” VCD! Thereafter he was to proceed to Goa on holidays. Regards and Goodbye. Rosary- these were my final words, my last farewell!

Through his dramas, he has managed to highlight several social issues which can be of essence. A special attributed which we liked about RosaryFerns is, todate no one would say that he has enraged or talked bad about anyone. These are our observations. RosaryFerns had the unique distinction of not propogating and expressing ill about anyone. Atleast we have not heard such a thing from anyone, any time.

Goa-World.com website-n established an international Konkani Music Station in 2000 by Ulysses Menezes and myself. In the last 10 years, this has become a much liked and famous Konkani radio outlet, and you can hear hundreds of Konkani songs, at no charge to anyone. One will be able to hear Rosary Ferns songs, atleast one or two, every day!

In a message forwarded to me by goa-world.com founder Ulysses Menezes, which he requested me to relay today at this Meeting, he wrote “In fond remembrance of your contribution as a Goan Konkani singer, actor, writer, director and composer, we dedicate this radio station’s “Glorious Singers’ section to you RosaryFerns today 16th February 2011”.

Kuwait’s associations and their members have always expressed their willingness to Rosary Ferns to organize and assist in his dramas or musical shows. Among these include the organization which has put us this Condolence Meet today, Kuwait Konknni Kendr, Konkani Heritage Kuwait, Colva United Centre, Kuwait Goan Association, U.G. Centre, YRC, New Goans Overseas Association, and Mangalorean organizations KCWA and Konkan Kala Samithi, which staged RosaryFerns’ tiatr ‘Kuwait Soddun Vetana’.

A year and a month ago, on 16th January 2010, our Indian Ambassador, Ajai Malhotra, in my presence as well as with prominent Goans on the podium, in in appreciation with the Konkani stage works Rosary Ferns has undertaken in Kuwait for almost over 20 years, on behalf of Kala Mogui Kuwait President, Domingos Araujo honoured him by presenting a Shawl and a Memento. In his few words, he gladly thanked KMK and accepted this honour. He was capable of earning many much laurels and accolades, but God’s only knows about our destiny.

Lastly, while concluding, our deepest condolences to the family once again, and also to KKK members and the tiatrists fraternity. Our long friendship with Fideis Fernandes and his brother-in-law Agnelo Alcacoas, who are on record to be elected KIFF president and Vice president respectively. At this juncture, while we share in their grief, let us pray to the Almighty to give them the solace and strength to bear this great loss. A voice will not be heard anymore, a smiling face will never be seen! May God grant RosaryFerns’ soul eternal rest. May God bless us all. Rest in peace, dear RosaryFerns.


Photos by Rewon Gomes, http://www.goa-world.com/  

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

TAG Condoled the Death of Rosary Ferns

 Rosary Ferns's Death Condoled






Photos: http://bit.ly/RosaryFernsCondolenceMeetGoa


"Rosary Ferns was not only a writer, director of tiatrs and singer of Konkani Songs but he was a promoter of Goan Culture in Goa as well as in Kuwait" stated Roseferns, the Vice-President of TAG while expressing his grief over the sudden death of Rosary Ferns on 12th January 2011 at Colva. He was speaking at the Condolence Meet yesterday organized by Tiatr Academy of Goa. Speaking further he said that in the death of Shri. Rosary Ferns the tiatr stage has lost a stalwart of Konkani stage who was responsible to entertain Goans in the Gulf with tiatr and tiatr related activities.


Prominent among others who spoke on the occasion are tiatrists, John D’Silva, C. D’Silva, Marcus Vaz, Mario Menezes and Bony Pereira. All the speakers recounted their experiences with late Rosary Ferns and highlighted his role in promoting Goan tiatr artistes in Kuwait for almost 25 years. Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG in his address stated that late Rosary Ferns had a very short life with huge achievements. He praised Rosary Fern’s efforts in preserving, promoting and developing Konkani tiatr, its song and its music. His invaluable contribution to the tiatr stage will always be remembered he concluded.
Late Rosary Ferns’s wife Casilda, mother, his younger son and also his brother-in-law Agnelo Alcacoas attended the condolence meet.  Joy Fernandes Programme Officer, TAG proposed the vote of thanks.


Victor de Sa
Member Secretary

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Rare Opportunity for Connoisseurs of Konkani Films



A Rare Opportunity for Connoisseurs of Konkani Films



You must be aware that the recently released book entitled “Konknni Cholchitram” by award winning author Isidore Dantas is the product of research on all the Konkani celluloid in films produced so far. The book has been released in Goan Diaspora as under:

At California on 4th April 2010 by Goa Sudharop (USA)
At Panjim on 17th September 2010
At Doha on 30th September 2010 by Goan Welfare Association (Qatar)
At Farwaniya on 17th November 2010 by Goan Cultural Centre (Kuwait) at the Global Goans Convention.

The book in colour comprises of:
31 Konkani celluloïd films
284 pages
269 photos
109 songs
85 musical notes


The book and the author has received rave reviews from the media, both in India as well as overseas.

The book has been autographed by leading Bollywood stars as detailed below who have sent their good wishes on this venture.

Good wishes autographed on the Konkani filmbook by:
1. Salman Khan - Bollywood star
2. Lara Dutta - Former Miss India and actor
3. Helen Khan - Bollywood legend
4. Mahesh Bhupathi- Tennis Champion
5. Deepika Padukone - Bollywood actor
6. Anita Raaj - Bollywood actor
7. Shashi Kapoor - Bollywood actor
8. Salim Khan - Bollywood story writer
9..Nadia Moidu (South Indian Actor)
10. Malaika Arora Khan - Bollywood actor

Connoisseurs of Konkani films and filmy buffs who desire to have this copy as a memento can contact the undersigned with their letter of offer.

Please remember that your generosity for such a venture, which is a costly proposition needs to be preserved for posterity and will go a long way for its promotion.

Please visit: www.konkanifilmbook.com

Additional Links:
http://www.konkanifilmbook.com/pdf/hr19.pdf

 
[As per the request of the author to http://www.goa-world.com/]
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A big e-welcome to you. Tumcam Maie-mogacho ieukar. Enjoy Life - This is not a rehearsal! Konkani uloi, boroi, vach ani samball - sodankal. Hich Goenchi osmitai ani amchem khalxelponn. Goenchi amchi Konkani bhas! Ekvottachem saddon Goenkaranchem. This is Gaspar Almeida from Parra, Bardez, Goa, based in Kuwait and am connected with the www.goa-world.com website created by Ulysses Menezes, and as Moderator of the famous first of its kind Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter (since 1994) and The Goan Forum and several Goan and Indian associations and forums and e-forums in Goa, India, Kuwait, The Middle East and worldwide.