Udupi: 'Tunch Moga' Konkani Album to Release at USWAS Decennial Event

Udupi: 'Tunch Moga' Konkani Album to Release at USWAS Decennial Event

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Udupi, Dec 20: USWAS (St Mary's Welfare Association, Shirva) a well-known association in UAE presents 'Tunch Moga', a new Konkani album composed by Prashanth Sequeira, Shirva and Nelson Mathias, Pernal as part of its 10th year anniversary. The album has tunes that are suitable for all generations. The album will be released on December 30 during USWAS Dashamanotsav event to be held at Shirva.

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 are now back with their second venture '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 (Elysium) and remixed by Darrel Mascarenhas (Elysium).

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, who is one of the famous music director in Mangalore 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 Mani Vadiyal 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 programed the Rhythms of this album. The entire album is mixed, mastered and additionally programed by Darrel Mascarenhas (Elysium).

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 photo by Ranjan Kumar at Broadway Event Management, Abu Dhabi.

Daijiworld is the media partner of the album.

About the composers

Prashanth Sequeira, who belongs to Shirva parish, is a good keyboard musician, guitarist, a singer and is presently working in Dubai. He has arranged the music for 'Pearl Voice Junior' organised by Pearls of Mangalore held at Abu Dhabi in 2011. He was the semi-finalist for the Gulf Voice of Mangalore-3 in Dubai, his song Kanto and Yo Moga were liked and appreciated by the entire crowd who gathered for the competition. He is a team member of Broadway Event Management, Abu Dhabi, where he conducts one man band for the weekend parties in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi. He is an active member of USWAS and will lead cultural committee for the year 2013.

Nelson Mathias, on the other hand belongs to Pernal Parish currently working in Dubai. He is also a talented musician, composer and singer. He has been a good keyboardist and has conducted and directed many choirs in Pernal and in Mumbai. He was also an active member of ICYM and other association in the parish. He has also received many awards in singing competition during college days.

'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 will be released soon.


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 will be held on December 30 at Shirva Church open grounds.


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  • ashwin, mubai

    Wed, Nov 26 2014

    Supab songs

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  • Crystal pinto, Kankanady .kuwait

    Sun, Mar 17 2013

    I would like to purchase this cd where can I source it

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  • JostinDsa, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 23 2012

    Wish you all the best Prashanth & Team. This Album will rock and People will love it. Waiting for the release :)

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    Sun, Dec 23 2012

    Congrats Prashanth & Nelson for ur 2nd album...May God bless u abundantly for your hard work and many more such albums to come in the future

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  • Peter Castelino, Belman / Kuwait

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Don Kalza Ek jali is one of the fantastic song. Most of the Dj in Mlore plays this song during the wedding reception. i wish Prashanth & Nelson all the very best for their 2nd album...

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  • Carol Martis, Muscat

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Tu muja Mogacho sung by Babita Pinto was excellent.. I love Babita's voice and i'm happy to see that this time also my favorite singer is there in this album and im sure that she will do the real justice to the song... All the best to Tunch Moga team & Uswas.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Yes, Yo Moga was very good. Hope this one also will be. All the best.

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  • FR Richard Coelho, Administrator Father Muller Medical College Hospital Kankanady Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Dear Prashanth and Nelson congratulations.your Yo Moga was realeased at Shirva when I was the P.P of Shirva.It was a hit and touched thousands of souls and evoked feelings of love.Now that the second kovli Tunch Moga will certainly touch hearts of so many and it is a great contribution to Konkani literature.Once again congrats Prashanth and do well.All the best.

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  • Prakash D'souza, Karkal / Bangalore

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Nice to see so many talented musicians like Alwyn, Ramiro, Jerome. So we can expect something good music in this album. All the very best to the composers and the Producers.

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  • Johnson Mathias, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    All the best for for the both composers Prashanth & Nelson for their new album TUNCH MOGA.... Great work USWAS...

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  • Sharon D'sa, Manipal / Kuwait

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    congratulations Prashanth and Nelson. Yo Moga is a fantastic album. Hope this time also we will get good & romantic songs to listen

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Yo Moga
    Tunch Moga
    Madenth Konai Ailaar
    Makaa Gothu Naaga!!
    Hmm-Think I can be the 5th lyricist...Just a thought-Pls don't disagree now!!
    Disagree Maaru Naakaa
    Tumeeth Moga!!

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  • Wilma Mendonca, Sooda/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Dear Prashanth and Nelson Congrats and all the best for your upcoming album.May Fathima Mai bless you and your team.

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  • Rocky Fernandes, Shirva/U.S.A.

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Congratulations to the entire team. I still hear 'Yo Moga' and I love it.

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  • clara helen, Mangalore, Oman

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    It's very nice to have new dimension to Konkani music, even d youngsters like the music, hats off to all d composers, lyricsists, music director. Roshan is a doing a wonderful work! We wish u all d very best in all yr endevours!

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  • Rudolf Menezes, Shirva/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    congratulations and Best of luck to Prashanth and Nelson.Congrats and Thanks USWAS who support and encourage Prashanth and Nelson for upcoming album TUNCH MOGA.God bless all.

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  • John Pais, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    All the best Prashanth & Nelson for the upcoming album TUNCH MOGA...Hope this album will also become hit like YO MOGA

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  • Merlin Sequeira, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    Best of luck Prashanth...and All the best to USWAS.... Eagerly waiting for the release..

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  • Deepak Dsilva, paladka/Dubai

    Fri, Dec 21 2012

    All the best Prashanth and USWAS. Prashanth, We pray that you reach all the heights in konkani music. God bless you.

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  • Joseph D'souza, Pernal / Dubai

    Thu, Dec 20 2012

    Wish you all best Nelson & Prashanth. Waiting for the album ....I am very happy to see my fr8 singers Johnson crasta & Babita Pinto are there in this album...Theri singing in Yo moga was outstanding....

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  • Sonia D'silva, Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 20 2012

    Cngrats Prashanth. All the very best. Wish u lots of success whatever u do.Once again Good Luck for ur 2nd album....

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  • Mahesh Pinto, Ashoknagar / Dubai

    Thu, Dec 20 2012

    Congrats USWAS who support and encourage young talents like Prashanth & Nelson. You deserve accolades for promoting konkani language. Keep up the good work

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  • Rony Mendonca, Pernal / Qatar

    Thu, Dec 20 2012

    wish u all the best guys.. may fathima mai bless u both

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  • Reena D'souza, Udupi / Kuwait

    Thu, Dec 20 2012

    Congrats Prashanth & Nelson for ur 2nd album...Ur 1st album was very nice...Specially Don Kalza ek jali, Tu muja Mogacho are my fr8 songs...

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  • Roshan Lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 20 2012

    All the very best Prashanth & Nelson for ur upcoming album TUNCH MOGA....The previous album YO MOGA was just superb...don kalza ek jali and Yo moga title track is just awesome..Hope this album will also give us good heart touching songs...

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