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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