Mangaluru: Wilson Olivera completes 50 musical nites with mesmerising show

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (RJP)

Mangaluru, Jan 29: Sangeeth Sardar Wilson Olivera reached 50 nites milestone at St Agnes Special School Ground here on Sunday, January 28 in a grand ceremony. A large number of cheerful music enthusiasts witnessed the event.

It was Konkani music at its best with renowned singers, established musicians, popular dancers, uproarious comedians and legendary master of ceremony Ronald Olivera rocking the stage.

Wilson Olivera, Roy Castelino, Luvi J Pinto, Walter Nandalike, Meena Rebimbus, Alfred Bennis, Melvyn Jerome D’Cruz, Lawrence Sequeira, Patrick Cletus D’Souza, Denzil Menezes and others were on stage function to celebrate the 50th nite milestone. It was also the 25th event of Alfred Bennis Creations.

Roy Castelino said that Konkani is flourishing these days with more programmes and achievements by people like Olivera and Bennis. He said such achievers should be supported by Konkani speakers.

Walter Nandalike said, “It is not easy to hold 50 nites these days with people having more choice in entertainment unlike in the past. Olivera deserves standing ovation. Olivera and Bennis have shown that success comes to the people who work with determination and passion,”

Luvi Pinto said “Olivera is on the path of great legend Wilfy Rebimbus. Bennis always supports talents. Konkani will prosper if we have people like these two,”

Wilson Olivera and Meena Rebimbus were felicitated by Alfred Bennis Creations.

Alfred Bennis was honoured by Catholic Sabha Kelarai.

Wilson Olivera and Alfred Bennis thanked all people who supported them in their journey.

Felix Moras compered the stage programme.

The musical nite followed with the prayer song by Wilson Olivera and the all the singers.

What followed then was pure soulful music which kept the audience wanting for more.

The nite had all new compositions of Wilson Olivera.

Wilson Olivera was supported by renowned orchestra maestro Roshan D’Souza- Angelore and his team.

Rony Crasta, Robin Sequeira, Pradeep Pinto, Prashanth Pinto, Nihal Tauro, Joseph Mathias, Stuart Olivera, Babitha Pinto, Zeena Pereira, Shilpa Cutinha, Carol Sequeira, Kajol Moras, Ashwija Mendonca and Melric Monteiro sang the songs. ’Off- Pitch’ group did the backing vocals.

Famous dance troupe, ‘Nach Sobhann’ performed dances enhancing the magic of the musical evening.

Nellu Permannur and his team sent the crowd into laughter in between the show with their comedy skits.

The proceeds of the nite were donated to Catholic Sabha Kelarai by Alfred Bennis Creations.



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  • Stephen D'Mello, Mukka / Ruwi, Muscat

    Tue, Jan 30 2018

    Entertainment... Entertainment... Entertainment...

    Watched live on daiji. Enjoyed it. Keep it up Wilson Olivera. You are the best composer. Vigar and One more song sung by you had rich lyrics. Pavsant Bisanaka and Elvina numbers were rocking. Jokes were very nice, specially GAY. Thank you daijiworld, we are able to watch live most konkani shows.

    Stephen D'Mello
    Al Farahidi Street
    Ruwi- Muscat

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  • Mark Denis D'souza, Niddodi/Sharjah-U.A.E.

    Tue, Jan 30 2018

    Hearty congratulations to Olivera brothers,I am learned that 1+1=11 and you both proved this.I wish Wilson Olivera night to see and celebrate 100 nights.Good luck and God bless all of you.

    Mark Denis D'souza

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  • Eric Pereira, Bikarnakatte

    Tue, Jan 30 2018

    I love your voice and compositions Wilson Olivera. I can say Wilfy Rebimbus is back. Your contribution towards konkani language is really great. Congratulation for completing 50th Wilson Olivera Nite successfully. Long live Sangeet Sardar.

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  • Varun Noronha, Derebail, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 30 2018

    Very nice show Wilson Olivera. Hats off to you and your entire team.

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  • Galvin Feros, Fermai

    Tue, Jan 30 2018

    Splenid Show! It was a total entertainment. Though the stage program was long , the songs of Wilson Olivera and team kept wanting for more. All songs were equally good and well written. Each song was unique in its own way. Each singer has given the best . Also the music by maestro Roshan was execellent with backing from Off pitch. Loved the song 'Vigaar' and this clearly shows the realy aspects of todays life. Wilson has understood the feelings of a preist and rendered beautifully. Heard this type song the first time. Also the song 'Ghadyal ravoc jatha' also was soothing .

    other love songs too were great sung by each and every singer. But i loved the best fast number from Prashanth Pinto " Mog naka mun chinthana' and also the duet sung by 'Robin & Carol

    The whole team was really professional in singing. loved the combination of professional singers and musicians. Also the style of Wilson Olivera music. He has kept the richness of Konkani music with only necessary changes as per modern music

    Long live Konkani and let more great songs arise from the Sangeet Sardar ' Wilson Olivera'

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  • Ashok D'Cunna, Bondel, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 30 2018

    It was a nice show. Loved listening to each and every song , be it a slow song or fast numbers. Loved all songs sung my Wilson. The entry song really gave message of Wilsons heart to Konkani . Also vigar with good concept.

    SOng " moag naka chintana" by Prashanth Pinto was very nice. Other slow number sung by young hero Nihal Tauro was beautifully rendred. rich lyrics and touching tunes of this song was mesmirising

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  • Felix Gomes, Attavar- Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 30 2018

    Congratulation Wilson Olivera for the successful 50th Nite. It was a great show we all loved and enjoyed it. Let the almighty God give you more wisdom and thoughts to come up with more and more meaningful Lyrics. Continue your konkani music journey & hit double century. Among all your CD's the song which has Air India Crash, Mamma & Tribute to Wilfy Rebimbus was the best. In this show I really enjoyed all the songs. Your voice sounds same like Konkan Kogul.

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  • Mariette Dsouza, Mangalore/Jaipur

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    Yesterday's Wilson olivera night was mind-blowing.The lyrics together with music ,the songs,the jokes,the dances and on the whole the programme was well presented and entertaining.especially the the song on Elvina and the song on the goodness of priest was well sung.Keep up the good work!.congratulations to the whole team.

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  • Pramod Lewis, Kelarai

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    Dear Wilson Olivera, It was a excellent show. I could see changes in singing style this time. The background vocals in konkani musical show was the first time in the konkani history I believe. You changed the entire singing style this time, congratulations. This is the first experiment done in konkani. Loved Vigar song. All artist performed well. Elvina Song style was unique.

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    Congratulations dear Wilson Olivera your golden nite will remain a golden memory in the hearts and minds of all Konkani song listeners. Besides lots of novelty, practicality, I also observed divine aspect/tone in your songs. May the good Lord bless you to hit century nites. Congrats to M.C. singers, musicians and all the sponsors.

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  • Allen Pais, Bondel / Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    Congratulations Sangeeth Sardar Wilson Olivera you have done a great job. Excellent performance from all artist. Very meaningful songs. Professionally organised by Stage program was too long. Organizers should avoid long stage programs. People wont come to listen speeches they come to listen music and entertainment. Always stage program should be short.

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  • Alwyn Prakash, Jeppu / Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    Very Nice Show. Keep it up Wilson Olivera

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  • Austin Mascarenhas, Padil / London - UK

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    Congratulation Sangeeth Sardar Wilson Olivera. Though I was not able to see your show live physically. Watched it live on daiji. There was some interruption in between later live was fine. Very nice compositions. Song like Elvina with western touch is required for today's generation. Well done Mr. Olivera.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    What a nite it was.Songs at its best.The music blowing to the delight of everyone.The crowd at their feet
    where every one applauding the songs along with the dance making a feeling of staying right on top of the world. Nellu jokes made us laugh and laugh especially the GAY joke .Songs like Elvina from Pradeep Pinto,Vigar , and a song from Stewart where a class of its own.But the man of the nite behind the success and behind the screen was my CHILDHOOD friend Alfred Bennis whose contribution was incredible

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  • Richard L. D'Souza, Bejai

    Mon, Jan 29 2018

    Yes the show was too good. Nice song, Music, MC, Comedy and dance. Vigar song was nice. Elvina song was excellent, well composed with different style . Never heard this style in konkani before specially the last part of the song. Wilson you are the great and best composer in today konkani music. Keep up your good work for konkani.

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