Oswald M. D’Souza
Daijworld Media Network – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Feb. 14: Its carnival time once again in Abu Dhabi. Konkani Cultural Organisation (KCO), Abu Dhabi announced their plans to hold the much awaited annual event 'FIESTA -2013’ on Friday, 19th April 2013 - 10:30 onwards at the Abu Dhabi Country club, located next to Abu Dhabi Immigration Department.
As always, this year's FIESTA – a full day event, will be filled with fun and entertainment with sumptuous Buffet packaged amid unique features.
The well known stars from Konkani entertainment world from Mangalore, Mumbai, Goa and the Gulf have lined up to provide an exciting and full of quality live entertainment, to cater to the taste of both young and old. There will be ample entertainment throughout the day for everyone to enjoy.
Nephie, Claud, Ivan, Kevin and Adrian
The singing stars of Konkani world - the renowned Ivan Sequeira, Baila King, the singer and composer Kalashree Claud D’Souza, the versatile singer Nephie Rod who had thrilled the audience last year and the young upcoming singing star Kevin Misquith along with Music Maestro Adrian Gomes from Kuwait will emerge into Abu Dhabi to entertain with their melodious and soulful songs and with foot tapping music and will certainly capture the hearts of the UAE audience. It will be a culmination of young and experienced stalwarts who have entertained the crowds wherever they have performed.
KCO - the premier organization of Abu Dhabi and the UAE are known for their quality entertainment and surprise packages as they have band of veteran organizers of top class caliber .
To pep up the show Goa’s leading band,”Purple Rain” who have captured the hearts all over India and other parts of the gulf , who have established their presence in the gulf and UAE during their past appearance will enthrall the audience with their foot tapping rock music and songs and are guaranteed to set the stage on fire with their electrifying performance.
Purple Rain Band
“Purple Rain” – A Profile
The journey which began way back in 1985 when a group of talented young friends decided to come together with the aim of providing good music to Goans all over. Today they have grown to be regarded as one of the top pop rock and dance Bands not only in Goa, but all over India and the Middle East.
They have toured extensively all over India performing from rock concerts to Gala Dances and were the pioneer band to open up the gulf market for Goan bands when they performed for the New Year’s dance in Dubai way back in 1988. In 2003, they toured Kuwait, where they performed for the prestigious “GOA DAY” at the Indian Arts Circle.
In Feb 2006, They performed for the Goan Carnival in Dubai. Since then, they have been a regular feature at the Carnival Dance in Dubai every year
Purple Rain’ is famous for their original composition “Bala Bala Music” which is a favourite with the crowds all over. They also have to their credit other original compositions like, PAPA DAY, PAINTED FACES, OOH LA LA OOH and MAKE IT ALL RIGHT which is dedicated to the Tsunami victims. They too have released album of their original music entitled “Balabala Music”.
On the Indian circuit they have to their credit several performances in Bombay, Cochin, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Manipal, Kolhapur, Mangalore and Indore. They have performed as the opening band for concerts of the top Indian bands: Indus Creed, Shiva and Brahma and the legendary Usha Uthup. In Goa they perform regularly for various occasions. They have also performed for the famous Goan Food and Cultural Festival and the International film festival of India (IFFI).
Keeping in view the changing trends among music lovers, they have lately added Indipop and Bollywood music into their repertoire for the benefit of Indian audience.
Speaking to Daijiworld in Abu Dhabi, KCO’s dynamic President - Bennette D’Mello was upbeat and confident that this year’s event will outshine all the past events and highlighted KCO’s mission in helping the deprived students in their future education - their commitment to give a helping hand to hundreds of students towards their educational needs. He said that KCO relies on the people who care, specially the sponsors who are generous in helping their cause by means of sponsorships and “he and KCO are indebted to them” he said
There wlll be lot of entertainment planned including attractive prizes along with other suprise entertainment packages, which will be announced in the coming days.
The whole show will be coordinated by the one and only master compere the spirited Leslie Rego - a great entertainer himself.
As usual the KCO has chosen the same venue as the past years to accommodate larger number of audience for their comfort. The entertainment package will be blend of Konkani, English, & Hindi songs interspersed with breathtaking dances/music performed by professional dancers and performers.
Daijiworld.com being official web portal for the event, will bring out time to time updates on the show in the coming days.