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Abu Dhabi : KCO Announces 'Fiesta 2013'

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.

Bennet D'Mello

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.

Leslie Rego

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. being official web portal for the event, will bring out time to time updates on the show in the coming days.

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Alfred D'Sa, Mangalore / Dubai, please sir, don’t ask ME to be grateful to somebody on somebody else’s behalf. Kevin is neither my friend, nor my friend’s friend. I do not know him nor have seen his act. I have expressed my views based on Daiji’s reports and photographs occurring frequently. Please ask Kevin to be grateful to KCO.

    I still stand by my statement. He would perform better with his troupe than as solo or a duet artiste because they will have had practiced together for long and that is what makes one perfect.

    For your info, if you read my comment again, I did not demand KCO to bring his troupe. I wish somebody (there are so many organizations in Dubai / Abu Dhabi) would bring his entire troupe to perform – some other time.

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  • Alfred D'Sa, Mangalore / Dubai

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Mr.Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai, Its the gratefulness of KCO that they have given an opportunity for Kavin to perform in Abu Dhabi with great singles like Nephie, Claud & Ivan. Every year as I have seen KCO gives equal importance to all the artist since they are doing the program only once in a year. Even this time as well they have equally balanced. If Kevin has got an opportunity to sing along with such a great singers / composer of konkani you should be grateful to KCO for giving this opportunity to him rather demanding an exclusive show of Kevin. If you speak that way even organisers could have done a exclusive show of Claud who is much great and senior than Kevin in konkani music field. But thank KCO for giving equal importance to all the artist wether big or small. I wish all the best to KCO.

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  • Suraj Rebello, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Congrats KCO sure this will a good show with most top artist like Nephie Rod, Claud D'souza, Adrian Gomes, Ivan & Leslie... All the best to all.

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  • Rajesh D'Souza, Mangalore / Dubai

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    Every year KCO organize one of the best event in Abudhabi but i dont understand why cant the organizer give chance to the local talents. There are good male and female new singers in Abudhabi & Dubai. If they would have given chance to sing along with the professional singers then they also get a chance to perform their talents...We want new commerce to come up with their talents...

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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Fri, Feb 15 2013

    I wish Kevin’s group ‘Milestone’ was there. Kevin will be at his best not as a solo artiste, but only with his young troupe as I have surmised from their last performance. Sorry.

    I hope he will come again with Milestone. And sooner rather than later please.

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  • Remy Fernandes, Goa - Dubai

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    Purple will Rock in Abu Dhabi. All the best to the Organizers.

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  • Simon, Dubai

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    KCO every year. nephie is too good. Thnks daiji for this info. We wil be there atleast 8 members like last year

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  • Remy Fernandes, Goa - Dubai

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    Purple will Rock in Abu Dhabi. All the best to the Organizers.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    Bennet D'mello, you are rocking. We wish KCO all the best in this great event.

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  • Preethi, Bejai

    Thu, Feb 14 2013

    All the best K.C.O. Looking forward to witness this great event.

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