Dubai : Konkani singing contest and GVOM auditions on May 16

Media Release

Dubai Mar 19: Mangalore Konkans Dubai is pleased to announce 'Konkani Gaayan Spordho 2014', a singing contest for the young and old on Friday May 16th, 2014 at the Jordanian Social Club (Opposite to St. Mary’s Catholic Church), from 10 AM onwards.

The competition is also considered a preliminary round to select  Six best in each of the Male Solo and Female Solo Categories (Above 18 Years)  to qualify for the semi-finals of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore' to be held in September 2014.

Date : 16th May 2014
Venue : Jordanian Social Club – Dubai (Opposite to St. Mary's Catholic Church)
Timings: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Online Registration : Click Here


1. The competition is open to all Konkani Speaking individuals with valid UAE residency visa. The language of singing is KONKANI only.

2. Participant should report at: Morning session 09:30 AM (Categories 1, 2, 3) Afternoon session before 2:30 PM (Categories 4,5,6,7,8,9,10)

3. Participant should complete his/her birthday on May 16, 2014 to be eligible to participate in a respective category. Participant born on 16th May or after must select the category of lower age group. Proof of age should be provided upon request of the organising committee.

4. Time limit: Solo & Duet - 3 Minutes max, Group Singing -5 minutes max.

5. Participants in a Group: Minimum 6 and Maximum 10. A contestant of a particular group is not eligible to participate in another group singing.

6. Only one musical instrument / accompaniment is allowed per solo contestant and maximum two for a group.  Electrical, Electronic instruments, Karaoke Music may not be used.

7. Contestants may not to refer to Lyrics written on paper, palm or any other medium. Referring to lyrics in any format will render the participant disqualified.

8. Last date for submission of entries is 30th April 2014.

9. Total number of entries for each category is limited to a first come first served basis.

10.  Mangalore Konkans Dubai reserves the right to amend/cancel any item of the event without prior notice in case of insufficient entries or for any other unavoidable reason.

11.  Presentation should not be offensive / abusive in any respect. Should such a discrepancy be noted, the contestant will be immediately disqualified.

12.  First 6 winners from each category of Male and Female Solo Singing(18 years and above category) will qualify to enter into Semi Finals of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore’, participation in which is restricted to Konkani speaking individuals from Mangalore only.

13.  A panel of judges will judge the contest and their decision is final and binding.
For further information please contact Deepak Machado on 050-7035220 or Walter Peris on 050-4553265.

You may also email your entries to :

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Wed, Mar 19 2014

    Good to know that in Dubai on 16th of May contest on Konkani singing will be held.All the best.Thanq.

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