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 in each category and the duration of each cantar should not exceed 7 minutes. The entries should be supported by four copies of lyrics and also N.O.C from the original composer if any. The rehearsal of the artists with band music will be on October 12 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the Black Box, Kala Academy.

(All the interested singers willing to participate in the competition may collect the entry forms which will be available in the programme and development Section of  Kala Academy from October 1 and the last date for submission of entries is October 10.)