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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Konkani music fest

As many as 22 songs, back to back, were performed at the Konkani Sangeethotsav-2007 organised by Konkani Sahitya Academy at Guru Nanak Bhavan last week.

The singers, accompanied by a full-fledged orchestra, in their 22 songs demonstrated the various facets of the Konkani language. “Yoddling King” Melwin Peris received thundering applause for his song. The programme ended with a Baila (medley of songs).

The special guest for the evening was Kannada film music director Guru Kiran, who recalled his association with the Konkani people and also sang a Konkani song.

Meanwhile, Mandd Sobhann, a premier cultural organisation, founded by Konkani Sahitya Academy Chairman Eric Ozario has announced “Konkani Nirantari”, world’s longest singing marathon by multiple singers at Kalaangann, Mangalore. As many as 1,200 singers will sing for 40 hours non-stop from 6 am, January 26, 2008 to 10 am on January 27.

This is an attempt to earn a place for Konkani in the Guinness Book of World Records by beating the existing record of 36 hours (July 3 to 4, 2004) standing in the name of “Communidade Evangelica Luterana Sao Paulo” Ulbra, Brazil.

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