Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
KGTS Mega Musical Show 2009
“TIATRISTPONN DEVACHEM DENNEM”
A tribute to legendary Padmashree M. Boyer.
Date: 18th September 2009
Venue: Hawalli A.C. Auditorium, Kuwait
Since its inception Kuwait-Goa Tiatristanchi Sonvstha (KGTS) has been in the forefront not only in their efforts to promote Konkani but also in recognizing the efforts of our senior most retired Konkani stage artistes. In a short span of its existence, KGTS has been instrumental in providing financial assistance to many retired artistes from the Tiatr Fraternity through valuable contributions from generous patrons and Konkani lovers.
Carrying the torch forward, KGTS is organizing its fifth Mega Musical Show in Kuwait. A glittering musical presentation by prominent stage artistes especially flown from Goa and Kuwait-based artistes has been planned. The show is estimated to be attended by over 700 audience most from Konkani world.
Francis Fernandes, President
Live Konkani Music at
Tiatrists for Konkani? Absolutely Not !
Undrachea ragan ghorak uzo ghalcho nhoi! Febrerache 25ver 2007, Kuwait xharant Romi Konknni-k tenko diuncho mhunn ek zomat ghoddun haddli. Sodanche porim Bab Veronica Fernandes-an mhaka fon korun amontron'n dilem ani havem don uttram ullounk vinonti keli. Konknnichea moga pasot mhaka nam mhunnuk zalem nam. Sutiecho dis aslolo to familik diuncho soddun hanv Konknni Maim bhaxek tenko diunk te zomatik hajir zalom.Zomatichi survat Bab Veronica Fernandes-an hajir asloleanchi vollok diun, Bab Rosary Ferns-ak xabaski dili. Karann Bab Rosary Ferns-achea fuddarponam khall ti zomath apoiloli. Zorui Kuwait-ant sabar tiatrists asat zalear bhou thoddea tiatristanim te zomatin vantto ghetlolo. Tiatristanchi zomat mhunntoch hanvem mhojea ulloupant tiatristancher xinn kelo. Tiatrists tiatr Konknni pasot korinam, punn potachea zavank kortat hem hanv khatrin ulloilom.Tiatr ek divertiment kosso kortale te tiatrists atam urronk nam. Tea purvillea kallavelea tiatrists moron, sopon gheleat. Tiatr atam dhondo zala ani zaite tiatrists aiz tiatrancher jieta. ulloupi ulloile kitem ani aikopeani aikolem kitem? Khoim ghelolo khoim nam kitem haddlem kaim nam. Hanvem khasgi amontronacher te zomatin vantto ghetlolo, mhaka khoinchech sonstechea vo pongdache torfen te zomatik vantto gheunk amontron'n diunk naslem."KUWAIT TIATIRISTS SUPPORT ROMI KONKANI" ho mathalo diun Bab Veronica Fernandes-an goanet-ar boroup kelem. http://lists.goanet.org/pipermail/goanet-goanet.org/2007-February/054738.html
Tachea boroupant mhojem nanv Kala Mogui ani Kuwait-Goa Tiatristanchi Sonvsthecho ullek korun porgott zalolem havem vachlem. Zalear hanv ulloilolom tem mhaka vachunk mellunk nam. Sonsta taka Dev posta!Zomatichea vellar mhoji vollok Kala Mogui-cho mull vangddi (founder member) mhunn zaloli. Mhojea borobor amchea ixtt Bab Lawrie Miranda ani Bab Lucas Deniz Konknni maim bhaxek tenko diunk te zomatin vantto ghetlolo. Ami amkam famad zaunk zomatin vantto gheunk nam, bhogor Konknni Maim bhaxek tenko diunk. Bab Veronica Fernandes-an porgottlolea boroupant amchim navam Kuwait-Goa Tiatristachi Sonvsthek zoddlim. Tem tachem apsvarthiponn (selfishness)? Tiatrists Peter-Roshan hem ek Konkani palkachi jodi, kantarist tosseanch partists. Peter-Roshan Konknniche virudh kantaram mhunnta ani BJP serkarak tenko dita oxem te zomatin basabas zaloli. Tednam havem Bab Rosary-k vichar kelo. "Peter-Roshan Konknniche virudh kantaram korta hem zan'nam zaun tannem tache nove VCD-r tankam bhorti koxim kelim kai mhunn?" Bab Rosary-n zabab dilo, "to kainch hea babtint noko aslo". Tea vixoi-acher anik bhorich basabas zali. Ani xevttacho nirnoi nam zaun ---- Konknni khorench pottachi bhas mhunn havem khatri keli. Konknni maim bhaxe-k tenko diuncho mhunn teach disa Bab Rosary Ferns-achea fuddarponam khall ek somiti goddun haddli. Hanv ticho vangddi assam , mhunntoch hanv Bab Rosary-k mhozo tenko ditam. Hanv ierui pongdacho somiti vangddi koso vavurtam ani maka vinchun kadlolo asa. Hanv tankam-iem tenko ditam, hanv Bab Rosary-k tenko ditam, zalear sang hanga veglochar khoim assa?Ami soggott Kuwait-ak pozdem jivit jietat? Hem hanv sabar pautti vachtam. Anink hanv zaitea kodden dusreache tondantlean aikotam. Ek pozddo dusrea pozdeak rokdoch volkotta hi kednach fott zaunchi nam! Zea pongddak mhozo aspav asa te ponggod khub fud'dem asa. Bab Rosary-chi Konknni Maim bhaxe pasot ghoddlole somitik aiz tin mhoine odik zale. Tea somitichi kainch khobor nam! Konknnik tenko boroupant ani uttranim nhoi, korneanim diunk zai! Ani dusreacher fator ubarche adim chintunk zai apun kitlo sap vo nitoll ?Konknnicho prosn sutavo kortolo konn? Goem tiatrists cholvol korta tem hanv potrancher vachtalom. Prince Jacob tednam sangtalo, "fuddlea elisanvank 40 tiatrists umedvar astole" mhunn. Zalear aiz ekui disti podonam kiteak? Tiatrists aplem pott koxem cholltolem tem bhess borem zanant. Sod'deak tiatrist SGF (Save Goa Front) pokxak tenko ditat! Chukon passun SGF aple sogglea zageancher nivdun aile zalear tancho ankddo fokot 17 zata.... ani 17 amdar gheun sorkar ghoddtole? Ani SGF poksak konn dusrea poks tenko ditolo? Adim prachit kallar tiatr zainasle atam vorosui bhor zatat. Adim Padri politik kitem tem noko asle. Atam tevui politik tancho ek bhag mhunn manddun gheta. Tiatristank Konknnichem poddlolem assa zalear Modganv Gomant Vidhya Vosreant (Hall) dispotti tiatr mandlole dista. Kednam tori tea vosreant tiatristanim Konknni pasot melavo kela? Maka konacheach pottar paim dovorpacho nam. Tiatrists Konknnichea navan tiatr korta zalear tiatristanim Konknni pasot kitem kelam?Soggott mhunnta Konknni jivi asa fokot tiatristank lagon. Aiz hem soth manddunk khub avgodd lagta. Konknnichea navan duddu korta to tiatrist nhoi. Tiatrists tiatrantlean sondex ditale te tiatrists atam nam. Ami amdarank bottam dakoita, umedvar ghora bosson nivdun ienam. Tankaim nakanth xinkko kadcheo poddta. Ani amdar zale mhunntoch zem kitem tankam sobta tench te korta. Zoxe tiatrists vorsache barai mhoine tiatr korta. Gulfachim ani Europachim sopnam sopneta. Kiteak? Tiatr tanchem pott, tancho dispoto-giraiz, Konknni nhoi! Hanga lhan ek istor hanv ugddas kortam. Ek put apun aple maicho khub mog korta mhunn sangtalo. Tednam aikotolean taka vicharlem: "Maim khoim asa?" Ani putan fattim-fuddem polle nastana zap dili "Ajilant"! Xabas! Ojeap zaupachem kainch nam.Aiz Konknnichi hich goth zalea. Khaxea tichea putanim ani dhuvanim tika ajilant ghalun sounsarache axek lobdolea. Hanv mhojem mostok kiteak dadaitam?Tum ani hanv..... Konknni, Konknni, Konknni........ Punn boroupam amchim Inglezint? Tiatracheo jahirateo Inglezint? Ani tiatrists..... Konknni, Konknni, Konknni?
Kala Mogui - Kuwait
Konkani Machiek Noman
LORNA regales large crowd at KGTS' musical show"Konkani Machiek Noman" in Kuwait
- By Welly Dias Kuwait-Goa
Tiatristanchi Sonvsta (KGTS) in associationwith Goan Welfare Society (GWS) held its 2nd megamusical show entiltled "Konknni Machiek Nomann" (ATribute to the Konkani Stage) at the Gulf EnglishSchool Auditorium on 4th February 2005. The show commenced with a short introductory note byJose Rod, followed by a welcome speech by KGTS VicePresident Sylvester Vaz. Fr. Lionel Braganza SBD,Principal of IEAS (Don Bosco) inauguranted thetraditional Photo Gallery of Yesteryears Dramatists infond rememberance of their good work to uphold theimage of the Tiatr (Drama) Art. Mrs. Elvira & Mr.Joseph D'Souza were the guests of honour for the show.The opening theme chorus sung by Junnifer Rod-Cajetande Sanvordem-Sylvester Vaz was accompanied to themusic of Succor De Mello and his ensemble of 14Kuwait-based young and talented musicians ablysupported by Goa's ace trumpeter Agnelo Dias who wasspecially flown in a week earlier. Jose Rod's prowess in presentation, direction,composition and singing were to the fore as his touchwas visible during the presentation. Visiting Goanartistes Comedian Domnic, John D'Silva, Luis Bachan,Francis de Tuem, together Nelson Colaco, Mario deMajorda, Jose Rod and others provided the humourelement which sent the audience into raptures oflaughter. KGTS' beneficiaries this year are the seniorretired Konknni stage artistes were announced. Trumpeter Agnelo Dias and actress Sabina werepresented plaques. Rich tributes were paid toM.Boyer's contribution to the Konkani stage. M.Boyeris the only tiatrist to have been awarded the covetedPadmashree Award this year. The late saxophonist Juju was remembered and a oneminute silence was observed. His last recorded videofootage at KGTS's musical 'Tiatr Ani Tiatrists' wasscreened. The show was a success with some innovativepresentation concepts, large crowd attendance,direction, singing, and more over being fruitful inattaining the cherished dreams to support the retiredstage artistes back home in Goa and Mumbai. KGTS members, contributors, artistes, musicians andall are to be congratulated for the successfulpresentation. A large delegation of reporters andpress photographers were present. United Club of Utorda honoured T-Bush, the youngcreative Goan film producer for his contribution tothe tiatr faternity over the years. T-Bush's shortEnglish film "The Letter" directed by him and producedby Panico, London (UK) by was also screened during theshow which has been awarded the coveted "InernationalEuropean Short Film Student Award" on 1/2/2005 . A colourful souvenir was published to mark theoccasion and the highlights of it was the publicationof the page showing last years KGTS welfarebeneficiaries, namely Prem Kumar, Roam Tony, JohnNazareth, Paul Romy and the late Mary Vaz. The evening's main draw was none other than Goa'snightingale, LORNA. Her rendition of most of thefavourite oldies composed by the late Chris Perry withher awesome vocals regaled the audience. VisitingMenino Mario and Meena Leitao sang duets as well assolo numbers. During the course of the show therewere solos, duos, trios, quartros and side shows whichthe Kuwait based artistes as well as the visitingartistes contributed. Kuwait-based Konkani playback singer, Adolf, rendered2-songs from the Konknni film "Bhuierantlo Munis".Adolf also lent his vocals to the Tsunami songtogether with Jose Rod and Lorna, together withvisuals highlighting the disaster. In his messagepublished in the colourful souvenir, Bishop FrancisMicalef O.C.D., Vicar Apostolic of Kuwait emphasized"To keep alive and enhance the century old musicialand theatrical heritage of the Konkani speaking Goanancestors giving it a deserved recognition in theworld of Arts". Francis Lewis and Patrick Lewis of Fitwell Tailors(Kuwait) sponsored the specially designed costume forthe musicians. The objectives of KGTS established in2002 with a vision to promote Konkani language, tiatrand to provide a platform for dynamic talented Konkaniartistes in Kuwait. Presently it is the onlyassociation with a largest member base of the tiatrfaternity in the region. Over 175 individual contributors and several Goanassociations supported the event and the organizersthanked and appreciated their gratitude and love forthe Konkani stage artistes to keep the flag of the'Tiatrists' flying high. The KGTS membership is openfor persons of Goan origin actively involved on theKonkani statge in one or more of the followingcategories: Actor, singer, director, producer,organizer, script writer, playwright, musician,backstage technician, audio/video technician, soundengineer, lights controller, stage manager, stagesetter, etc. For more info, contact KGTS members or email firstname.lastname@example.org
______ Additional input: Gaspar Almeida, www.goa-world.com(c)
Pictures & Souvenir info & Highlights: KGTSPhotography by: Rewon Gomes
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