Kala Academy Observes World Music Day
Kala Academy Goa has celebrated World Music Day on June 21 . in the Foyer area of Kala Academy Complex, Panaji by organizing different programmes of Indian Music and Western Music.
Kala Academy to celebrate World Music Day on June 21
Kala Academy Goa will celebrate World Music Day on 21st June 2018 at 4.30 p.m. at the Foyer area, Kala Academy Complex, Panaji by organizing different programmes of Indian Music and Western Music. The duration of each performance will be 5-10 minutes. The programme will be open to all and Kala Academy has requested the artist community residing in Goa to present their performances on this open platform. Those interested to participate in the programme are requested to directly enroll their details like name, address, contact phone/mobile no. type of performance, duration, on email: email@example.com etc. or personally call Shri Sandeep Kalangutkar of Kala Academy on mobile no. 9823369336/ 0832-2420452/53 latest by 4.00 p.m on 18th June 2018, during office hours for any further information. The organizers will not pay any honorarium or payment fees to artists. However, refreshments will be provided to the artists. A drum set and sound system will be made available to the participants, free of charge. Rest all other instruments will have to be arranged by the concerned artists. All the artists are required to take note of the above and submit their applications. The artist’s community in the field of music are requested to […]
The inaugural function of the first edition of Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Sangeet Mahotsav in memory of Goan singer late Kishori Amonkar was held on Saturday at Kala Academy, Panaji. Prior to the function a documentary tracing the life of Kishori produced by Mumbai Doordarshan was screened. Speaking at the inaugural function minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude comparing the life of late Kishori to Sant Meera Bai or Mirabai said, like Meera dedicated her life to Lord Krishna, Kishori dedicated her life for music and ragas. On the occasion Meena Waikar who has been a companion and a family member of Kishori Amonkar was felicitated, though I am not her real daughter she always treated me like her own daughter, said Meena. Senior disciple, Arun Dravid and sons of Kishori Amonkar Nihar Amonkar and Bibhas Amonkar along with their wives were also present for the event. Earlier in the day, a curtain raiser event was held in the black box of Kala Academy, titled – ‘Rarely Heard Kishori Amonkar’, which featured a commentary by Arun Dravid on rare recordings of Kishoritai from 1962-85. Besides this, there was also a photographic exhibition on display in the foyer of the venue, […]
Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Sangeet Mahotsav to be held on April 28
Kala Academy, Panaji will be hosting the 1st edition of Gaansaraswati Kishoritai Amonkar Sangeet Mahotsav on April 28 and 29 at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy. The Sangeet Mahotsav is organised to commemorate the death anniversary of legendary singer and daughter of Goa Late Kishoritai Amonkar, who passed away in April 2017. While briefing the media, Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude urged all the music lovers especially the young crop to be a part of this festival so that they can witness the rare ‘Raggas’ which were created by Kishoritai herself, which will be performed by her disciples. There will be a curtain raiser event on April 28 at 10 a.m. titled – ‘Rarely Heard Kishori Amonkar’. The programme will feature with a commentary by Arun Dravid on rare recordings of Kishoritai from 1962-85.There will be also a photographic exhibition on Kishoritai’s rare photographs conceptualized by her son Bhibas Amonkar. The festival will be inaugurated by Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude on April 28 at 5.00 p.m. along with the family members of Kishoritai. Before the inaugural function a documentary on Kishoritai produced by Mumbai Doordarshan will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Meena Waikar, who […]
Swastik to celebrate Gudhi Padwa on March 30 at Kala Academy
Swastik – Panaji will be organising eleventh edition of a musical program to celebrate Gudhi Padwa. This musical program titled ‘Sur Nidhi’ is scheduled for Friday, March 30 at Kala Academy’s – Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium and will begin at 7:00 p.m. Young vocalists of Zee Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil’ Champs fame – Prathamesh Laghate and Mugdha Vaishampayan have been invited to perform and the programme will be anchored by Dhanashree Lele. (This program is ticketed and entry coupons are available at Kala Academy Ticket Counter.)
Konkani Kataram Ani Songit Puroskar
Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) awarded the ‘Konkani Song and Music awards 2017’ to the winners of the respective categories on March 21 at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji. The TAG has taken up this initiative to honor these artistes as, a lot of Konkani Audio (CD)/Video Albums are produced every year in Goa by Konkani music enthusiasts by investing substantial amount of money and in order to encourage them to produce qualitative albums, every year Tiatr Academy of Goa presents the Konkani Song and Music Awards.</span< The awards were presented to the winners by Fr. Peter Cardozo, who was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Fr. Cardozo lauded the efforts of the Tiatr Academy for organising such award function as such awards act as a motivation for the artistes to perform even more better. Fr. Cardozo also remembered the artistes of yesteryears and also urged the younger artistes to be clear and audible while performing. Following is the list of award winners in the respective categories: Category Award winners Album Male Singer John Pereira Jezuk Kalzan Dovor Female Singer Cielda Pereira Devachea Hatatlem Duet of the year Bushka D’souza and Erik Vaz Poilo Mog Duo of […]
MOG Friday with Madhav Haridas and Mayank Bedekar
Museum of Goa, Pilerne, will be bringing in classical music performers on 23rd March 2018 (6:00-7:00). There will be a soulful flute performance by Madhav Haridas who will be accompanied by Tabla player, Mayank Bedekar. About the Artists Madhav Haridas Born in France in 1980, Madhav started to learn western classical on saxophone at an early age. He moved to India at the age of 23 where he started to learn Carnatic Classical Music from an Indian saxophone master- Haridas Dogra. In 2007, he started to learn Hindustani Classical Music from a vocalist, Devashish Dey, following him with the bansuri flute. With him, he learned hundreds of ragas and vocal compositions and started to reproduce his bansuri technique on the saxophone, alto, and soprano. Mayank Bedekar Born in Ujjain, Mayank started playing Tabla at 3 years of age and was guided by Vinay Wagle. Now for past several years, Mayank is learning under the Guru-Shishya Parampara (Tradition) from Suresh Talwalkar. Date: 23/03/2018 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 Venue: Museum of Goa Entry Fee: Rs. 250/- (free for children)
State level Choir competition on March 24
Kala Academy Goa will be organising a State Level Choir competition which will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 4.00 p.m. in the Black Box of Kala Academy. The groups will be allowed to present minimum two hymns and maximum of three hymns. A stipulated time of 12 minutes time will be given for each group performance and 3 minutes for setting. Hymns are to be presented in Konkani. However, one hymn may be presented in any other language. One ‘Motet’ song may also be presented. The minimum number of participants in each group should be five and maximum can be 15 including musicians. Singers shall be allowed to participate in only one group; however, musicians will be allowed to play in more than one group. For the competition the prize money is as follows: 1st –Rs. 20,000/-, 2nd prize – Rs. 15,000/-, 3rd prize- Rs. 10,000/- and there will be two consolation prizes of Rs. 5,000/- each. (The competition will be open to all Goan artists, choir groups, institutions and churches. The entries for the competition should be submitted by March 21.)
Choir singing competition
A choir singing competition will be held on 4th March 2018 in the Kala Academy Black Box. The next part will be held in the black box of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, on 11th March 2018. The first five winning teams will then compete at the state level competition on 25th March 2018 at Kala Academy’s Open air auditorium. Goan artists belonging to different choir groups, institutions and churches will be participating in this event.
Everything but harmony
Stuti Choral Ensemble along with Goa String Orchestra, directed by Parvesh Jawa, presented an evening of classical music on February 20 at Kala Academy. The programme included works by Eccles, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, Vivaldi and Warlock. The concert comprised of six multi-movements: sonata, symphony, rondo, mass, suite and concerto. Sonata- showed off the sound of the double bass, accompanied by the string orchestra while the symphony showed off the sound of the string orchestra itself. The suite brought together a combination of six dances while the rondo showcased the virtuosity of the solo violinist through a dialogue with the orchestra. The special guest soloists Joanne D’Mello, Kersi Gazdar and Rahul Bharadwaj delivered short solos in the mass sung by the Stuti Choral Ensemble.
Folk music workshop
Bengal Goa Musical Ensemble is a collaboration between Goa and Bengal musicians. They conducted a workshop at Kala Academy as part of Sur Jahan Festival. One of the instruments played was a ghumat – Goa’s traditional percussion instrument. Divya Naik sang different songs. The first one was a dhalo song. Females dance to this song on a moonlit night. Another song was Dekhni – a popular Goan song. Following that, the Bengal musicians performed Baul, which is a philosophy and type of music. There are about 2,500 practicing Bauls. It believes that everything is connected to the human body. They used a Dotara and other percussion instruments in the workshop.
Cheikh Lo – An energetic musician’s workshop
The Sur Jahan festival brought a variety of talented performers to Goa. One of them was Cheikh Lo (Senegal). His music style is a mixture of reggae, mbalax, and other influences. He conducted a workshop where he showcased his talents by playing different songs. His friendly personality and energy charmed the audience. The songs had different themes. Some of the songs had historical stories in them. Another song was about an impolite son who took his father’s bike without his permission and damaged it which made the father unable to go to work as that bike was his only means of transportation. He also taught part of the lyrics to help the audience sing along. One song had a faster lyric speed and spoke about how people in Africa mess up their lives and then blame God for their mistakes. The last song had a special Senegalese percussion instrument rhythm which made some of the audience get up and dance.
Sur Jahan- Where music unites
The 4th edition of Sur Jahan- World Peace Music Festival in Goa was inaugurated on February 7 by Art and Culture minister of Goa Govind Gaude at Kala Academy, Panaji in the presence of Amitav Bhattacharya (director of banglanatak dot com). The band members of the troupes that will be performing at the venue over the next two days were also present. The objective of the festival is to create a platform for cultural exchange in order to understand the diversity of different cultures. Gaude said that music helps to unite people of diverse cultures on one platform. The inaugural ceremony featured various folk artistes from the state including Elvis Lobo, Divya Naik, Carlos Gonsalves and others performing in different disciplines of Goan folk music such as, Ghumat- Aarti, Goff, Ghodemodni, Dhalo and Dulpods. The Day 1 of the Sur Jahan also featured performances from the troupe from Finland called ‘Tuuletar’, whose music was based on expressing the four elements of earth i.e. air, water, fire and wind. The other band which performed was Muzsikas from Hungary, which depicted the folk music of Hungary.
The Symphonies of Nature
The German National Youth Orchestra, Germany’s youngest major orchestra, gave a stellar performance On Tuesday at the Dinanath Mangueshkar auditorium at Kala Academy, Panaji. The orchestra was founded by the German Music Council In 1969 and is made up of the country’s finest young musicians between the age group of 14 and 19. The orchestra troupe was led by Hermann Baumer, who has conducted various orchestras such as the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestras and others. The performance of orchestra was based on the theme of ‘Weather and Forces of Nature’. The prelude performed was “Geysir”, a composition of Jon Leifs which is inspired by the incredible forces of nature and which give rise to the power of Icelandic geysirs. The prelude was followed by “The Tempest” as a fantasy overture composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, which is based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which depicts the stillness of the ship at sea and the grotesque nature of Caliban. The symphony “Rhenish” composed by Robert Schumann was the final piece of orchestra which was inspired by Schumann’s trip to Rhineland, expresses the elements of his journey and other experiences of his life.
The 8th edition of Sur Jahan will be held at Kala Academy from 7th – 9th February. This is the 4th edition of the Sur Jahan which will be held in Goa. Sur Jahan is a world peace music festival which celebrates the diverse nature of the music world and provides platform for cultural exchange and to create awareness about the various music cultures of the world. The 2018 edition of Sur Jahan will include concerts and workshops by troupes hailing from Finland, Hungary, Poland, Senegal, Italy and Ethiopia. For more details visit- Sur Jahan