Goa Gets Set For An Afro Experience
Africa’s Best & Kenya’s Very Own, Multi-Instrumentalist And Acclaimed pianist James Jozee and Gogosimo live on stage at a sensational sunset concert at the Panjim Gymkhana on Friday the 15th of November. the event is presented by Lumberjack and led by Neil Ribeiro and Aldrin Soares. James Jozee, Of French, Congolese And Kenyan Heritage Is High Energy Natural Showman Who Shares The Stage With International And Top African Artists And A Regular On The African Music Circuit. He Has Six Albums Under His Belt. Gogosimo Has Garnered Fans All Over Africa And Europe, With Covers Of Popular Songs As Well As Original Tracks From Jazz, Latino, Pop, Rumba, Afro Beats, Salsa, Zouk, Segaa, Mwanzele, Mserego, And Soul. Their Music Reflects A High Energy Afro Latino Genre. His Action-Packed Set Will See Him Accompanied By: David Ndashia Omamu (Lead Guitars) Mechack Niyonkuru (Drums) Michael Onyango Awalla (Bass Guitar) Matilda Hilda Achayo (Vocals) Noah Robert Fukwe Saha (Vocals/Saxophone) Eric Kyalo Mwangangi (Percussion / Congas) Muema Nzomo (2nd Keyboards) *The Rest Of The Tour Will Take Place At Banglore On The 16th Of November And Mumbai On The 17th Of November.
Annual Cake Mixing Ceremony at DoubleTree by Hilton
The Christmas spirit came alive at DoubleTree by Hilton Goa as they celebrated their annual cake mixing ceremony. The event took place on the terrace of their all-day dining restaurant- Comida. The restaurant invited the regular members as well as hotel team members. The event was led by executive chef Ananth S. The members along with their aprons, gloves, and caps rolled up their sleeves and mixed the liquor with dry fruit, nuts and spices. The members were addressed and then announced the commencement of the ceremony. The cake mixture is kept in storage to mature until around Christmas when it will be blended with the cake batter and baked. The DoubleTree Panaji associates were excited to host this fun-filled activity for guests as we near the advent of the festive season.
Goa’s Favorite Malt Extravaganza to Take Place this Weekend
The 9th edition of Goa’s beer festival, Oktoberfest’ is scheduled to be held from the 1st to 3rd of November at Inox Courtyard, Panjim 04:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is a take on the famous Bavarian festival and will showcase a range of different craft and commercial beers, along with delicious sweets and savories. International Soca Artist Kevin Lyttle will be performing as the main headliner. Other big names include the Indian singing sensation Ananya Birla and Zaeden. The event also features Goa’s hottest bands including Black & White, Lynx, Crimson Tide, NH17, Brothers in Arms, Take 5ive and other live acts. “We strive to thrill attendees in every respect which is why a lot of time and attention goes into planning the little details. Our main goal is to have an event that is memorable and enjoyable for the whole family,” said Munna Ruknuddin, Festival Director.
In a bid to encourage and inspire young musicians, Gomantak Maratha Samaj Goa in association with the Art and Culture Department of Goa is organising the second edition of the musical concert ‘Sangeet Samelan’ on October 19 and 20, 4 p.m. onwards at the Gomantak Maratha Samaj Hall, Panaji. The programme will be inaugurated by Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant along with the deputy chief minister, Chandrakant Kavlekar; musical scholar, Prasad Sawkar; and singer, Meena Faterpekar. “The programme was started a year ago in a bid to inspire young singers of Goa to aim big and follow the example of famous singers that have come out of Goa, such as Lata Mangeshkar,” said president, Gomantak Maratha Samaj Goa, Gaurav Mandrekar. On the first day, Meena Faterpekar will serenade the audience with a vocal classical while on the second day the concert will have a performance by Tulsidas Navelkar on the tabla, a flute recital by Aditya Joshi, a vocal classical by Narendra Kothambikar, and more. The artistes will be accompanied by various Goan musicians.
The Power of Music
In continuing with its mission to celebrate the power of music, Child’s Play Foundation will host its anniversary monsoon concert on September 21, 6 p.m. at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. NT KURIOCITY gets you the details On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Child’s Play India Foundation is organising its anniversary monsoon concert on September 21, 6 p.m. at Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panaji. The NGO led by Luis Dias works towards bringing classical music to underprivileged children in India. By doing so, their aim is to give children an opportunity to make music, learn a new skill, and lead a life of empowerment. The concert will feature a range of performances by the children of Child’s Play (aged six to 19), the Camerata Child’’s Play India along with invited musicians including Omar De Loiola Pereira, Selwyn Menezes, Jonathan Bager (flute), Laura Riccardi (violin), and others. This concert will showcase a variety of pieces such as works for beginner orchestra, and the more advanced ensemble which will give the Indian premiere of a concerto grosso by a less-well-known Baroque composer, Johann Valentin Rathgeber (with children playing the solo parts); two movements (Rondeau and the famous Badinerie) of Johann Sebastian […]
Into the mind of Kamlakar Naik- An Indian Classical Music Vocalist
Kamlakar Naik is a kind-hearted man who is an Indian classical music vocalist. His style is Khayal singing and belongs to the Agra style of music. He has performed in many places and music conferences like Surashri Kesarbai Kerkar Smriti Sangeet Samaroh, Sawai Gandharv, and Sangeet Samorah. Naik says that nowadays in Goa, people lean more towards light classical music or Western & Indian classical music fusions. He says: “I’m not interested in music fusions. I concentrate on pure classical music which I received from my gurus.” Some of his gurus were Ratnakantji Ramnathkar, Pt. V.R Athavaleji, and Jitendra Abhishekiji. He’s been involved in classical music for approximately 50 years. Kamlakar feels that Indian classical music has definitely changed in Goa and India over the years as each artist has his own imagination and capacity and makes his contribution to the classical music industry which changes the music. “I enjoy performing. I am totally involved in the performance. I always think that every performance is an examination for me,” Naik enthusiastically states. He continues,“ One must also learn the theory of music apart from practical. There are theoretical rules for presenting melodies. One melody can be performed even for 60 minutes […]
Parikrama knowledge terminus to host revolutionary sounds of Goa
Parikrama Knowledge Terminus (PKT) in collaboration with Department of Art and Culture will host its annual event on June 18, from 7 p.m. onwards at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali. Themed on the revolutionary sounds of Goa, the event ‘18 June Collective’ aims at exploring various folk songs and dances of the state. The event will be inaugurated by Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant and Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude. The event will be dedicated to former deputy speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly and litterateur Vishnu Surya Wagh. For the event, PKT has curated ten live performances of various artistes. In addition, the event will witness the participation of ten institutions from around Goa engage with 150 artistes on stage. ‘18 June Collective’ will feature notable artistes such as Shruti Bhosale, Tushar Kamat, Malcom D’costa and Divya Naik. Other artistes performing in groups include Sindhuraj Kamat, Raj Madgaonkar, Gayatri Patil, Suvidha Naik, Upendra Salgaonkar, Smith Naik, Chetan Naik, Gurudas Naik, Reshma Naik and others. Parikrama Knowledge Terminus is an organisation of mid-career professionals created and crafted to provide quality educational aid and professional outlook for the youngsters. Since inception, the trajectory of this organisation has been guided by the […]
Inside Chris Perry’s home
The house of legendary Goan musician, Chris Perry, was recently thrown open to visitors as part of a memorial hosted by his son Glenn Perry. At the event, visitors got an opportunity to spend time at Chris Perry’s home in Margao and look through his memorabilia. The trumpets used by Chris Perry along with several other personal memorabilia like his musical writings, articles of clothing and other belongings were kept on display. The bed on which he breathed his last along with rare photographs clicked around the world was also on display. Glenn Perry also conducted a musical workshop wherein he spoke about music, theory, and composition.
Opportunity to Train in Hindustani Classical Music
Two Goan students will have the opportunity to train in Hindustani classical vocal music in Gurukul tradition at Gangubai Hangal Gurukul at Unkal, Hubli-Dharwad. In this regard, Kala Academy has invited applications from interested individuals. Those shortlisted through an interview and audition test at Kala Academy will receive training in Guru Shishya Paramapara from the academic year 2019 onwards. As per the eligibility criteria, the candidates should have basic knowledge of Hindustani music and should be an Indian citizen. The minimum educational qualification is 10th standard pass and the lower age limit as on date should be 15 years. The upper age limit is 35 years. The candidate should be unmarried. The duration of learning will be a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years. The Gurukul at Dharwad provides free accommodation, food, and two sets of uniforms to the students who are admitted to their Gurukul. The candidates will have to provide a recorded CD, medical fitness certificate and Xerox copies of testimonials at Kala Academy which in turn will be forwarded to Gurukul in Dharwad. The applications giving all the details such as name, address, phone no, date of birth and age, academic qualification details, […]
‘Yeh Shaam Mastaani’- Panjim Youth Club’s upcoming musical programme
Panjim Youth Club in association with the Department of Art & Culture, Government of Goa, will be organizing a music and dance cultural programme called ‘Yeh Shaam Mastaani’. It will take place at the DMK hall of Kala Academy, Panaji, on 23rd February 2019 (5 pm onwards). There are going to be live performances by prominent artistes like Ali Hussain, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Golden Voice Hunt singer, along with some of Goa’s best singers who are Gautami Hede Bambolkar, Samruddha Chodankar, Viraj Verekar, Vibha Algundgi, Chirag Tripathi, Sagar Naik, and Sneha Nagarsenkar. The winners of All India Salsa & Bachata Dance Championship- Amit and Sakshi- will be performing live as well. Mr Govind Gaude, Minister for Art and Culture, will be the chief guest while Mr Sidharth Kuncalienker, Vice-chairman-GIDC, and Mr Jayesh Salgaonkar, Minister for housing, shall be the guests of honour. The President of Panjim Youth Club, Balkrishna Hodarkar, stated: “Due to last year’s (good) response, we decided to have Yeh Shaam Mastaani this year as well.” (Free entry passes will be available at the Kala Academy theatre ticket counter starting from 20th February- 10 am onwards.)
Celebrating the life of St Ketevan
The Ketevan World Sacred Music Festival, which will be held from February 21 across places in Old Goa, combines sacred music traditions from different eras from the East and the West inspired by the life of St Ketevan, Queen of Georgia. The relics of St Ketevan were brought from the Middle East to Old Goa, which were found a few years ago after being buried for almost 400 years. The Ketevan world Sacred Music Festival is a project of music and religious coexistence, connecting and fostering dialogue among cultures. Ketevan Sacred Music Festival offers concerts, workshops and conferences with artists from several traditions around the world: Western Classical, Carnatic, Orthodox Christian, Catholic, Sufi, Hindustani, Jewish, Native and many others. This edition of the Ketevan Sacred Music Festival will include programmes such as “Spiritualia” by the Italian jazz violinist Luca Ciarla as well as new programmes designed especially for the festival, such as ‘Bach’s Dreams’ and ‘20th Century Sounds’ directed by UK-based Indian conductor Manvinder Rattan; combining ancient sacred chants from all eras and traditions. From Milan, distinguished soprano Natalia Lemercier will perform as a soloist in the two biggest concerts of the festival. The oratory ‘Passion Landscapes’, written for the […]
Experience a blend of cultures at Sur Jahan 2019
Sur Jahan- the World Peace Music Festival is coming back to Goa. In the previous years, the festival was held at Kala Academy. However, this year, it has been shifted to The International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula. A person involved with Sur Jahan stated: “It is a cultural exchange in the best possible way.” The mantra of this festival is ‘Music for all, Music for peace’. Rural handicrafts will be showcased from 6th to 8th February (4 pm to 9 pm) at ICG’s poolside. The performers will be having workshops where the public can learn more about their music, the genre, the instruments they use, etc. About the performers: Mario Lucio and band– They have a very traditional style from the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. The artistes use unique instruments like an iron bar and knife. Mario Lucio had won the WOMEX Lifetime Award Winner. Liona and Serena Strings– Their origin is in Spain. They have their own interpretation of Sephardic music and melodies to spiritual and philosophical Hebrew texts. Spanish, Eastern, and Arabian influences can be found in their music. Monsieur Doumani– This band is from Cyprus. They started their musical journey to discover their roots. Now […]
People enjoy different forms of performances at SAF ’18 – Part – 2
GoGoaNow gives you a glimpse into this loved art festival.
Confluence of Indian classical music
The 38th edition of the Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar festival organised by Kala Academy Goa will be inaugurated at Dinanath Mangeshkar auditorium at 5.45 p.m. by minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude on November 2. The festival will be held on November 2, 3 and 4 and will see the participation of top vocalists and instrumentalists of India. Prior to the inaugural function, the, curtain raiser event of the festival, a Symposium on the topic ‘Indian Classical Music And Its Aesthetics’ will be held between 10.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. on November 2 at the Black Box in which speakers and experts of music namely Pt. Dinkar Panshikar, Dr Vidhyadhar Vyas and Dr Ajay Pohankar will participate and present their views in the threadbare discussion session to be moderated by noted music critic Mukund Sangoram. After the inaugural function, vocalist Ustad Arshad Ali Khan from Kolkata will present a classical vocal concert at 6.00 p.m. The first day’s session will conclude with santoor instrumental concert by Pt. Satish Vyas, disciple of Santoor Maestro Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. On November 3, the session will begin at 10.00 am with classical vocal Recital by Goan artist Veena Mopkar followed by vocal concert to […]
Uniform Civil Code is the best thing that happened to us: Rohan Khaunte
The tenth edition of the Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) was inaugurated on September 29 with Minister of Revenue and IT, Rohan Khaunte, Minister for Environment of Portugal, Joao Pedro De Matos Fernandes, Consul General of Portugal in Goa Antônio Chrystello Tavares and executive committee members of the Semana da Cultura in attendance. Addressing the gathering, Joao Pedro De Matos Fernandes, congratulated the committee and said, “So many miles away from home I was surprised to be greeted by the wonderful melody of a Portuguese fado when I entered. The celebrated Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa once said that his country was the Portuguese language. I’m delighted to hear the Portuguese language in use here in Goa. This is my third visit to Goa and the beautiful state has enchanted me every single time.” Highlighting the similarities of the culture and tradition between Portugal and Goa, Rohan Khaunte said: “There are a number of similarities between Porugal and Goa. The Portugues have left back a rich heritage and legacy. The Uniform Civil Code is the best thing that happened to us. When it comes to football most of us support Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo is a favourite amongst Goan football […]
Cantaram Competition on Oct 13-14
With a view of promoting talent in singing, preserving and reviewing the tradition of Tiatr songs and also to give incentive to new compositions in the line of Goan rich heritage of Tiatr performances, the Kala Academy Goa will be organising the 16th edition of ‘Cantaram Competition’ which will be held on October 13 and 14 in the Black Box of Kala Academy. The competition is organised with the performances of Decent and Comedy Cantaram under one category only. There shall be three prizes in each subcategory: solo male (junior), solo male (senior) and solo female (junior), solo female (senior), duet, due, trio, quartet (group) and choral cantar singing. Male and female participating in solo singing below and upto the age of 16 years shall be considered for solo(junior) whereas participants above 16 years of age shall have to compulsorily participate in solo (Senior) in both male and female category as the case may be. The competition shall be open to all the Goan artistes. There shall be no entry fee for participation in the competition. However, each participant will be paid T.A as per the norms of Kala Academy. The artistes will be allowed to send only one entry […]
Subhash Chandra Ghosh to perform at Kala Academy
The Rotary Club of Panaji in association with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (Goa), Kala Academy, and Samraat Club of Panaji, will be presenting a musical concert of international artist Subhash Chandra Ghosh at Kala Academy’s black box on September 28 at 7 p.m. The programme will feature a solo performance by Ghosh which will be followed by a jugalbandi by Ghosh and Naresh Madgaonkar on santoor and will be supported by Rushikesh Padke on the tabla. Ghosh, a senior disciple of sarod master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan will be performing for the first time in Goa. He will be playing his own instrument ‘Sarasvani and Swar Ragini’ which is made by combining veena, sarod, and guitar. Ghosh has various earned various international accolades and has played for high ranking people. The second artist, Naresh Madgaonkar, who will be sharing the stage with Ghosh will be performing with a santoor. Madagonkar is the disciple of Satish Vyas, Mumbai and is the first santoor player to perform with the Western Classical Orchestra, Germany. (The event is open to all and the seating will be on first come first serve basis.)
Festive celebrations to mark ‘Decennary’ of Semana da Cultura Indo –Portuguesa
Semana da Cultura Indo –Portuguesa (Goa) will complete a decade with the tenth edition of the event that will begin on Saturday, September 29. To mark the celebrations of the 10th edition the executive committee has lined up a celebration of Indian and Portuguese culture that ranges from cinema, and music to cuisine, art and more. The inaugural event will be held at Hotel Mandovi with a discussion on ‘Portuguese influence on Goan culture’ that will be moderated by author Alexandre Barbosa. Minister of IT, Rohan Khaunte will be the chief guest and the panelist for the discussion will include historians Prajal Sakhardande and Maria Lourdes Bravo de Costa Rodrigues. There will also be a Harvest Night celebration at Clube Nacional after the discussion. While briefing the media about the event, chairman of the executive committee, Fransisco Martins said: “India and Portugal are both regions steeped in rich heritage and culture and through this event, we would like to share and enjoy the essence of our diverse culture. Goa too has its own unique identity and culture with a blend of Indian and western cultures.” Having partnered with Fundacao Oriente and Instituto Camoes a Fado concert by Portuguese fadista ‘Ana […]
Musical tribute to Pt Jitendra Abhisheki
The 14th edition of Pt Jitendra Abhisheki Music Festival which is organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pt Jitendra Abhisheki will be held on September 29 and September 30 at Kala Academy, Panaji. The music festival will feature sixteen artistes who will be performing for the 2- day event. While briefing the media, programme officer of Kala Academy, Dattaguru Amonkar said that two Goan artistes will be performing at the event: Subhash Parwar will present a performance in vocal classical music and Naresh Madgaonkar will present a santoor recital. Senior disciples of Pt Jitendra Abhisheki namely Shubha Mudgal, Devaki Pandit and Hemant Pendse will offer their musical homage to the musician. Among them, the other vocal artistes are Gayatree Joshi, Manu Shrivastav, Meeta Pandit, Ravindra Parchure, Shakir Khan (sitar) Asawari Patankar (Kathak Dance ), Amarendra Dhaneshwar, Damodar Roa, Milind Raikar and Yadnesh Raikar (Father Son Violin Duo), Ragunandan Panshikar, Vishwanath Kanhere (Harmonium solo). Among the female classical performers, vocal performance will be by Gayatree Joshi, Meeta Pandit. The Kathak dance performance will be by Asawari Patankar,”Well-known accompanying artists from Goa, Mayank Bedekar, Raya Korgaonkar, Dayesh Kosambe, Tulshidas Navelkar, Chinamay Kolhatkar Vithhal Khandolkar, Dattaraj Surlakar, Dattaraj Mhashi, Amar Mopkar, Subhash […]
Promotional songs of upcoming Konkani movie ‘Questao De Confusao’ released
Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude said that there is a need to make an effort to promote the art of filmmaking in Goa. He was speaking during the release of promotional songs of upcoming Konkani movie ‘Questao De Confusao’ at the Directorate of Art and Culture, Panaji. He said that the artistes of the film were earlier involved with theatre and have now moved to filmmaking; this not only shows their love for art but also their passion. “Though we may not have enough finance to make a film but Goans are rich in creativity. Films like these are a way to promote and showcase our creative side. This film is not only for entertainment purpose but is also an initiative to give people a different outlook towards life,” added Gaude. A total of four promotional songs of the film were released. The team has made a Konkani kantar, dindi, rap and a parody of famous Marathi tracks. The music has been composed by Sindhuraj Kamat, while lyrics for three songs have been written by Rajdeep Naik. Amit Naik has written the lyrics of rap song. Diptesh Kuttikar, Priyanka Raikar and Amit Naik are the singers of the […]
Six music videos released
Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude on Friday said that music should inspire people and it should encourage them to help people in need. He was talking at the release of singer and music composer Sidhanath Buyao’s six music videos release at the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Panaji. Gaude further added that there are a lot of music videos which are going viral on social media and people should be wise enough to pick up the message from them. Sidhanath’s videos are based on varied themes and tell different stories. Two of these videos feature Puja Naik and Vikram Keni Gaitonde. Appreciating Buyao for encouraging Puja who has a speech impediment, president GPCC Girish Chodankar said that we should work towards encouraging differently abled children so that they come up and make an identity of their own. Buyao also said that the reason for holding a release was basically to launch two artistes Puja and Vikram who have been through a lot and yet have brought out their hidden talents of singing. “I spoke to Puja first, I tried listening to her. Nobody in her family was from a singing background but what I liked about her was […]
Konkani gazal ‘Hanv Pila Illoso’ released
Singer Ajay Naik along with Producao de Ishtuqutoor recently released the video of Konkani gazal ‘Hanv Pila Illoso’ written by Konkani litterateur Pundalik Naik. Speaking at the release of the video, Minister for Art and Culture, Govind Gaude said that going by the name of the title of the gazal, it gives you a whole different meaning but it’s an eye-opener to the youth of this generation to stay away from such things. Gaude also added that “earlier, people who used to work in the fields were used to take a small amount of liquor to meet their bodily needs and would go on to live for a minimum of 80 years but youth nowadays are more addicted to bad vices and thus has resulted in them living a shorter lifespan.” Pic Credit- Hemant Parab
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. Pic Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
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 […]
Sur Nidhi – A Musical Evening
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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: Pic Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM Category Award winners Album Male Singer John Pereira Jezuk Kalzan Dovor Female Singer Cielda Pereira Devachea Hatatlem Duet 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. Pic Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
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. Pic Credit – Shivang Mishra I NT GOGOANOW.COM
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