Mumbai : The Musical Fiesta Nite organised by the Goan Outreach Association (GOA) at Dublin Square in Phoenix Market City Mall, Kurla on Saturday brought back the fevour of Goa to Mumbai. The event full of Goan Konkani music and typical traditional dance was attended by over 2,500 people of all age groups from all parts of India and abroad.
Goan Music artistes like Lorna, Tobby, Oluv, Allan Vaz and his live band and Rita Rose brought alive the cultural music of Goa to all the attendees. Famous Goan numbers like Peeso (Mad), Tujho Mog (Your Love) and Bebdo (Drunkard) set the crowd not only to chant the songs but also dance to the beats of the band.
Angela Tevez, a housewife who came from Goa, said, “I came all the way from Goa just to listen to Lorna. There is nothing as entertaining as Goan music. Both the young and old can enjoy the music and dance to its tune.” While, Rajesh Tad from Bangalore said, “I do not understand Goan music or Konkani language yet I enjoyed the show because of the music and the beats.”
Wency Pereira, secretary of GOAN told the Free Press Journal, “All the funds that we gain from this show will go for charity. With this event we want to start the culture of keeping traditional and regional music alive in a city like Mumbai.”
The attendees included children from the age of 5 years to senior citizens. A senior citizen said, “Always, my children go for music events but this time I danced even at the age of 70. We should encourage such music and events where the whole family can enjoy.”
The event was hosted with a budget of Rs 12 lakhs with the stage and light setup churning a major part of the show. The ticket for a single entry costs Rs 200.
Pereira said, “We kept the ticket price low as we wanted every person who loves music, irrespective of any caste or background, to enjoy the music.
The aim was to get people together and spread an important culture. We will organise many more such events if the good response continues.”
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