Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2010: Pearls of Mangalore a Konkani musical troupe based in Abu Dhabi showed to the Konkani Community how they can lift Konkani talent and exhibit them on the stage.
The Inaugual function was held along with all sponsors on the stage and a candle was passed from their Team Leader Alphonse Mendonsa to each sponsor for their unconditional support to Pearls and finally lit the special light kept at the centre of huge shell placed. on the stage. Soon after all the sponsors were then honoured with mementos, flowers for their strong support to the event.
The main theme of the entire event was Konkani and Konkani mother land and it started with a wonderful tableau presented by their little children to a beautiful song: Konkani re Konkani Amchi Bhas Konkani highlighted our beautiful land, history, tradition, customs and our great prominent writers, singers along with their photographs flying high on the stage and song Konkani was sung once again by main singers of their team: Ronald Lobo , Lolita Pinto, Dony Pinto, Wilfred, Sandra, Helen, Felix D’Souza, Lidwin Pinto,, Maxim Pereira, Ronald D’Souza, Jessy Rasquinha, Paul Pereira & Movin Rasquinha. The little pearls also sang Konkni Amchi Mai Bhas by all kids of pearls namely: Monish, Monal, Dolen, Dion, Adelle, , Joshal, Stephany, Masha, Raveena, Erica, Rachel, Pearl and Prameeth.
The little pearls danced to the konkani numbers: Rosaline, Thuja dolyanthuli and the childred who participated were Adelle, Monal, Prameeth, Ralph, Monisha, Olivia, Rianne, Joshal, Dolen & Elisha . Mr. Sarvotham Shetty (President, Karnataka Sangha & Mr. Sudhir Kumar Shetty (COO Global-UAE Exchange)were presented with a wellknown tulu number “ Dingiri Mama.
The waltz; Altari mukar Ravon (Wilfy-Sandra), Muje Tavn poise tum astana (Felix-Ledwin) brought dancing couples to the floor and followed by Goan Numbers: Meera Meera & Bom Jezucha Koventhanth (Ronald D’Souza), Anjelina (Felix), Gulfa tavn (Movin), Kaliz Lasta (Lydwin), Bombaichem Chedum (Rony Lobo), Vees Vorsancha Prayer (Rony-Paul), Havn Chedum Bombaichem (Lolita), Lavleen (Maxim), Shiryani Kombi (Rony-Lolita), Bandal Badai(dony) and two songs with Video Presentation; Punwecha Rathin (Paul) & Kalzanthuli (Dony) which mesmerized the crowd and they danced tirelessly to the entire session of the songs. Pappa Mammi Gulfanth (By little Monisha) was sung wonderfully.
Deekhsa Dmello from Dubai, presented a wonderful fast track hindi fusion which mesmerized the audience.
A few rib tickling skits were presented by Lancy, Wilson, Dony, Rony, Movin, Hilda Manoj, Sharon, Claudy and Denis and All is Well was unique among them presented by Manoj, Sharon, Claudy and Denis.
Mothiam Baila has its name wherein a blend of old and new, and invarious languages, Konkani, hindi, tulu and kannada had the final long dance on the floor.
The music to the entire show was presented by well known musician from Dubai James Fernandes and his team (Joseph, Sameer, Ramiro, Vellroy and Wilfy. Sound system was excellent and was provided by Joel Crasta, Prem and team of Abu Dhab The entire event was compeered by Anil Pinto, Sandra fernandes and Wilfred Fernandes.
Wilfred Fernandes, Sandra Fernades in Konkani, a truly devoted Konkani couple compeered the entire event starting with a warm welcome along with team member Anil Pinto in English. Multi-talented Clarissa presented a classical prayer dance and received a huge round of applause. Little pearls of mangalore, Adelle and Preetham welcomed the audience dressed in traditional Gurkarn and Gurkar of varado and offered Paan-Pod-Udak.
By Ignatius Alva, Pangla
Bellevision Media Network