Sunday, May 29, 2011

Churchill Alemao released Konkani CD

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Live music in Goa is dying slowly - Kurt Bento

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Congratulations ARMADO COLACO

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Baba Cielo Konkani VCD

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Sarpanch of Bastora V.P.

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Congratulations to VP Betalbatim

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Adeus! Farewell ! to Fr. Orlando Marques

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Each and Every Parent Contributed to the Great Cause

 Micky Pacheco is definitely not one of my favorite Goan politicians, but I think he has a good adviser, at least for the present. I say this because, according to me, of all the recent advertisements in newspapers with regard to MoI, the following advertisement on today's O Heraldo by Micky Pacheco has stolen the limelight:


I was pleased to see so many
advertisements, thanking me
and praising me for
supporting the Medium of
Instruction Issue, (Grant of
Aid to English Medium along
with Regional Languages)
after the government
acceded to our demands.

From the bottom of my heart, I wish to state that the
Real Credit for this victory does not go to any Single
Individual but to "Each and every Parent," who
sacrificed and fought tirelessly for this Great Cause.

While I am humbled with the Credit and the
Recognition of a "Leader" you all have bestowed
on me, I sincerely think that my People who are my
"Real Leaders," deserve the same.

MLA-Benaulim Constituency

Best - Domnic Fernandes
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tiatra Academy Goa (TAG) condoles the Death of John Gomes

TAG Condoles the Death of John Gomes

Tiatr Academy of Goa condoles the death of veteran tiatr artiste John Salvador Hipolito Roquelino Gomes who was popularly known as John Gomes (Kokoy). He expired in Bombay recently. Born on 2nd December 1937 John Gomes (Kokoy) enriched the tiatr stage not only by producing tiatrs and by acting and singing but also through his extensive writings on tiatr.

John Gomes (Kokoy) hails from Panzorcone, Cuncolim Goa. Kokoy has been a well read actor, singer and a playwright. Kokoy also came from a family of tiatrists and as such had the love of the Konkani stage in the heart right from birth.

Kokoy was first brought on the stage by his uncle Caetaninho Rebello in his own tiatr. In this tiatr, Kokoy sang a song which received very good response from the public. Thereafter he acted in Fr.Pedro Xavier Ozorio’s Tiatr.He also acted in tiatrs of topmost directors like Anthony D’Sa, Prem Kumar, Seby Coutinho and Robin Vaz.

Kokoy has also been a very fine composer and a singer. He has composed more than 3000 songs. He has composed and sung duets with Cecilia, Philomena, Cynthia etc. and duets with Eddie Mascarenhas.
Kokoy has written many tiatrs some of which are ‘Atancho Sounsar’, ‘Devacho Hukum Padricho Gutt’, ‘Guneanv Konnacho’, ‘Dubhav’, ‘Poriksha’ and ‘Fukott Charlie’.

Kokoy has also been an All India Radio artiste and has produced 2 audio cassettes of his songs. They are ‘Sopon’ and ‘Goeam Apoita’.  He is most important contribution to the tiatr stage is that he has done a lot of writing about Tiatr, its Song & Music. He has published books on Tiatrs and tiatr personalities. His book ‘Tiatristank Xrodhanjali’ gives insight into the lives of veteran tiatr artistes who are no more living. His second book ‘Tiatr’s Living Legend’ deals with the works of tiatr artistes who are still living. Besides documenting tiatrs in the form of books he has attempted to preserve Konkani Tiatr its Song and Music through his articles in numerous weeklies, monthlies and other magazines in English as well as in Konkani.

Tiatr Academy of Goa, due to his immense contribution to Tiatr its Song and Music, conferred on him TAGs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

He has also been awarded numerous awards such as:-
• Goa State Cultural Award by Government of Goa
• He has been felicitated by Konkani Monthlies namely Gulab and Jivit.
• He has also been felicitated by Dalgado Konknni Akademi.

Victor de Sa
Member Secretary

[As forwarded to gaspar almeida, on May 25, 2011 by Tiatr Academy of Goa].


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