‘Tunch Moga’ – Konkani Music CD by Prashanth and Nelson, A presentation of USWAS, Released
‘Tunch Moga’ a CD comprising songs of talented singers & composers Prashanth Sequeira, Shirva & Nelson Mathias, Pernal, was released at Shirva & Pernal.
USWAS (St Mary's Welfare Association, Shirva) a well-known association in UAE has produced and presented this album on the of its Decennial Celebrations.
The album was released on December 30th, 2012 in front of 3,000 people during USWAS Dashamanotsav event held at Shirva. The CD cover box was carried in an open car in a procession by USWAS committee member dressed as Santa Claus. It was released by the chancellor of Udupi Diocese Rev. Fr. Valerian Mendonca, Shirva / Barkur Parish Priest. Prashanth’s mother Hilda Sequeira & one of the lyricists of this album Wilfred R. Pangla were present on the occasion. Bishop of Udupi Diocese Rev. Fr. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Vicar General of Udupi Diocese Fr. Baptist Menezes, USWAS Patrons Mr. Joseph Mathias & Mr. Robert D’Sa were also present for this event. Uttam Menezes compered the program.
About 2,000 Shirva & other parishioners were present at the time of the CD release.
At the release function held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Pernal on 31st December, 2012, Rev. Fr. Francis Serrao, released the CD. Pernal Parish Priest Gregory Serrao, Fr. Anand Kamath & Nelson's mother, Magdelin Mathias were present on the occasion. Mrs. Iren Mendonca anchored the programme.
Around a thousand of Pernal parishioners were present at the programme.
The young and talented composers released their first Konkani album 'Yo Moga' two years back. The album was liked and appreciated by many people in Mangalore as well as in the Gulf countries. Some of the hit songs like 'Don kalza ek zali' sung by Prakash D'Souza and Ivy D'Souza, 'Tu muja mogacho' by Babita Pinto, 'Yo Moga' title song by Johnson Crasta, Kavya by Anil D'Sa and Avoy Bapoy sung by Anita D'Souza are being played by live bands and DJs all over Mangalore, Mumbai and Gulf countries.
With good response and support from the Konkani loving people Prashanth and Nelson released their 2nd Vol 'Tunch Moga'. This album comprises 12 melodious songs and a remix song of their previous album Yo Moga which is already popular and liked by the young generation. 'Tunch Moga' includes 'Lagna Bhes' sung by Prakash D'Souza and Ivy D'Souza, Sopnanth Doschya by Babita Pinto, 'Tunch Moga' title song by Joel Rebello, 'Sasnak Mog' by Johnson Crasta, 'Kaljanthlo Ho Ujo' by Adolf Jayatilak and Anita D'Souza, 'Sobhay Moji' by Lavita Lobo, 'Haav Ani Tum' by Nisha Lobo and Prashanth Sequeira, 'Punveche Raati' by Anil D'Sa, 'Mog Jala' by Prakash D'Souza, 'Don Jeev' by Rubina Furtado and Nelson Mathias, 'Kite kite zatha' by Arun Danthy and Zeena Pereira and USWAS theme song which is composed by Fr Valerian Mendonca, Shirva / Barkur parish priest and sung by Prashanth Sequeira, and 'Yo Moga' song sung by Joel Rebello and remixed by Darrel Mascarenhas.
'Sasnak Mog’ which was sung by Johnson Crasta is already liked by many people within a week of the album released. Most of the Dj’s in Mangalore & Udupi have already started playing this track for the couple dance.
The lyrics are written by well-known lyricist and poet Anil D'Souza, Pernal, Wilfred R Pangla, Annu-Bantwal and Ajith D'Souza. All the lyrics are written in a simple way that anyone can understand the songs and feel their beauty.
Roshan D'Souza, Anjelore, has sequenced and arranged the music for this album. In order to give more feel to the songs live instruments have been added, played by known musicians in their respective field. Alwyn Fernandes a well-known ace guitarist in Kannada film industry has played acoustic, lead and Rhythm guitar, Jerome Coelho, a known bass guitarist in Mangalore has played bass guitar, Ramiro Mascarenhas a famous known music director and music arranger from Goa, who is very popular in Dubai for his music has played trumpet. Musicians from Kerala Shaju Vadiyal and Manikantan have played solo and group violins, Nikil Ram has played Soprano/Alto saxophone and Flute. Darrel Mascarenhas who is the drummer in famous Mangalore rock band Elysium, has programmed the Rhythms of this album. The entire album is mixed, mastered and additionally programmed by Darrel Mascarenhas.
The audio recording of this album was done in Sandesha digital studio, Mangalore by Joel Pereira and Roshan D'Souza and also recorded in Dubai and Mumbai.
The album cover is designed by Wilson D'Souza-Phonex Studio, Shirva and cover photo by Ranjan Kumar at Broadway Event Management, Abu Dhabi.
'Sasnak Mog' songs video from the album Tunch Moga
‘Sasnak Mog' is a beautiful and heart touching song composed by Prashanth and Nelson. To promote Konkani language and Konkani songs the composers have made a video of this song. Jostin D'Sa and Reshma D'Sa are the lovely married couple who have acted in this video along with Prashanth and Nelson. The video is recorded in Abudhabi and in Dubai location by Clod Roshan Nazareth, assisted by Ranjan Kumar and Sachin Noronha, Directed by Annu, Bantwal . This video is sponsored by Broadway Event Management, Abu Dhabi and was released on December 30th, 2012 during USWAS Dashamanotsav
The video is also available view in You Tube & Face book
USWAS, in the UAE, is a group of dedicated members born in or belonging to the parish of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva, from the Udupi Diocese. This well-established Association came into existence on December 20, 2002 under the leadership of Franky D'Souza and has consistently rendered selfless service to society in various fields during the past 10 years. It is a non-profit association which abides by the motto: ‘Lend a hand not for self, but for each other'.
Driven by its motto, USWAS promotes the well-being of Shirvites living in the UAE, Shirva parish and society, and serves Konkani language and culture. The main objective of USWAS is to bring all the Shirva parishioners of UAE together under one umbrella. USWAS for the past 10 years, is contributing to the education, medical and various other needs of the community of Shirva and surrounding efficiently through the generous help from its sponsors and well-wishers. Various projects and events were held during the year long celebrations by USWAS. To mark the Decennial Celebrations, a grand finale of USWAS Dashamanotsav was held on December 30 at Shirva Church open grounds.
The album copies will be made available at regular outlets in Mangalore, Udupi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
Dear Prashanth and Nelson, congrats for your new Konkani Music CD. It is simply wonderful and heart touching. I bought it just other day. All the best. I am proud of Prashanth to whom I thought "DO RE Mi Fa" at Shirva. Today he has become a composer and musician. Good luck to both Prashanth and Nelson.
Dear Prashanth & Nelson Congrats & Wish u all the best for your new album Tunch Moga. I listened the album..Most of the songs are just superb specially Sasnak Mog, Sobay Moji, Sopnanth Doschya & Yo Moga remix are awsome. Im sure people will surley like this album.