Mangaluru: History created: Mandd Sobhann holds 200th monthly theatre ‘Aput’ in grand style

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Aug 6: The 200th episode of ‘Moinyali Manchi’, organized by leading Konkani cultural organization Mandd Sobhann was held at Kalaangann, Shakthinagar on Sunday, August 5.

The event titled 'Aput' meaning pure, enthralled the music lovers with singing from various singers and musicians led by Eric Ozario, Gurkar Mandd Sobhann.


Addressing the gathering, Michael Lobo, deputy speaker, government of Goa, who attended as chief guest said, “After watching the musical presentation by musicians and singers, I feel, Kalaangann is the real treasure of Konkani music and art. Few days ago, Eric Ozario came to me with the invite. Before I reached here, I did not expect to experience a magical world of music. This musical programme was on par with artistes of international fame. I enjoyed it a lot. I am inviting the same team to Goa. If Eric’s team comes to Goa, it will help our youth to know about the originality of Konkani music. It can help us to divert our youth to Konkani music from the western and modern form of music,”

“The mission of Mandd Sobhann which provides a platform to upcoming talents is appreciable. It is not an easy job. But Eric and his team are doing this without any expectations. I salute this dedication and love towards Konkani,” he added.

On the occasion, Michael Lobo unveiled the picture of late Lawrence Pinto, a social worker popularly known as Lawry, and also released the souvenir book written by Vithori Karkal which contains details the history of ‘Moinyali Manchi’.

Louis J Pinto, Eric Ozario, Roy Castelino, Loy Noronha and Leena Pinto, wife of Lawrence Pinto were present on the dais.

As many as 16 lively compositions of Eric Ozario written by Chafra, Melvyn Rodrigues, Shridhar Kamath, Fred Kumar, Uday Mbembre, Aruna V Kamath, Lloyd Rego, Yusuf Sheikh, and Jossy Pinto were presented during the event.

Along with Eric Ozario, Konkani’s well-known singers Joyce Ozario, Prakash D’Souza, Zeena Pereira Shilpa Cutinha, Prajoth D’Sa, Robin Sequeira, Adolf Jayathilake and Jacqueline Fernandes entertained the audience with their melodious numbers. Konkani’s upcoming singers Nihal Tauro, Sonal, Jason Lobo, Dealle, Gia and Aman also gave a musical treat to the gathering. The songs sung by Annada Prasanna, Alwyn Fernandes and Cajetan Dias also got a huge applause from the crowd.

Annada Prasanna (Flute), Manoj (Violin), Cajetan Dais (Keyboard), Alwyn Fernandes (Guitar), Rajesh Ullal (Tabla), Jerome Coelho (Bass) and Sachin (Percussions) entertained the audience with their mesmerizing performances.

Titus Noronha compered the event while Arun Raj Rodrigues compered the stage programme.

The monthly diverse cultural programme ‘Moinyali Manchi’ by Mandd Sobhann was started with the motto of providing platform to encourage Konkani art and artistes. The first monthly theatre was held on January 6, 2002 and ever since, programmes have been held every month for sixteen years and eight months without break.

The 200th episode of monthly theatre was a great celebration for the organization and artistes alike. It is also a history in Konkani.


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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Tue, Aug 7 2018

    I clap my hands in sheer appreciation and gratitude to Mandd Sobhann while looking back at the tough path it has traversed all these years, be it rain or sunshine, to create a thoroughfare for us Konkans to showcase whatever talents. Long Live Mandd Sobhann and those behind.

    ದೇವ್ಬ್ರೆರುಂ ಗುರ್ಕಾರಾಮಾಂಕ್ !

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  • RONNIE GOMES, Kadri, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Awesome super historic 200th "Aput" show by Mandd Sobhann - wow...... sharp 6 p.m. compere Arun Raj was there on stage. The time management (as always), the plan and execution of the entire program, selection of songs/singers, you name it, everything by BabEric...... well, I have no words. Only he can do that with utmost perfection. Probably, hats off / congratulations / or any superlatives may be too small for BabEric for "Aput" show. Only I pray good health & happiness for BabEric and you be at Kalangaan for ever!! Kudos to the event compere Titus as well - with his "Aput" konkani, he took us to a different world with his practical nostalgic events of "berma rakkasa". Truly we enjoyed every word of Titus yesterday. Laamb jioan KONKANI aani MANDD SOBHANN.

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    3 hours of soothing acoustic music and well rendered songs. No gimmicks, no dances, no jokes and moreover not the regular cold crowd who only understand cheap jokes. It was music in its pure form.

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  • Alexander Menezes, Dubai/Karkala

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Hearty Congratulations to the Mand Sobhaan Team and especially to its Gurkaar Mr. Eric Ozerio. I know that this program was a huge success and it has to be because of the hard work and efforts put in by himself and his team. Mr. Ozerio is a perfectionist and he will not relent until the tune, pitch and sound of the songs do not come out perfect. I can also see a sort of tension on his face, which is, his concern and anxiety for the show and for the artists. He personally supervises his team and sits with them for hours to get the tune, pitch and sound perfect. I have been appraised about the time and efforts he spent in the past one month for this show. Hats off to you Mr. Ozerio for your tireless work for Konkani and your contribution for our culture and heritage, without which I am sure we would have seen our mother tongue getting in to extinction by now. Another good thing about him is the punctuality of his show as he strives to start the program on time. Though off late, I have not got much chance to listen to his music personally, but pictures says it all. I still remember our association way back in 1989, since then I became your admirer. I wish you and Joyce Bai all the very best and hope to meet you soon.

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  • Romans Lobo, Kaikamba

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    "Ami ma'andar cha'ar bod'aum muka'ar thumi ma'ahzonaum.....". What a way to start maand sobhaan historic 200v moinyali ma'anchi. A perfect planning and execution of the event. First time I saw the houseful audience glued to their seats till the end of the show appreciating and encouraging the singers and musicians before and upon completion of the song. Kudos

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Hearty congratulations. Mandd Sobhann and its distinguished stalwarts are serving Konkani language and culture with vigor, dedication, and distinction. Viva Konkani Bhas.

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  • Preetham Kirem, Sharjah

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Congratulations, Eric and the entire team of Maand Sobhann. Proud of you and grateful to your contribution to the society, konkanni in particular. Your organisational skills are unmatched.
    Nice to see the huge Konkanni music lovers under Maand Sobhann banner.

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  • Ronald dsouza, Mangalore / UAE

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    One of the best program from Mandd Sobhann.Thank you for live webcast

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  • Kiran Rodrigues, Bejai/KSA

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Watched from beginning . Thanks daiji for live telecast
    So many known faces . Happy to see my classmate and benchmate also close friend Mr. Leslie Rego after so many years .
    Congrats Mand Sobhan for this memorable programme

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  • Shanti Cutinha, Dubai

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Can we re-webcast on daiji? or atleast on youtube please? My friends said it was good show to watch, due to office hours we could not watch

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  • dolphy, Kuwait

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Yes telecast it...

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  • Eric Dsouza, Kuwait

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Congrats Mandd Sobhann n 200th show. 'Mandd Sobhann mullyar kithem....' first song feel like listening again and again....worth watching show. I could watch full show sitting in Kuwait with my friends.

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  • Herbert, Riyadh

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    Thank you Daijiworld for giving us a chance to watch the event from Saudi. Superb quality programme. I appreciate our young talents who performed so well. Adolf Jayatilak's song was ultimate.

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  • Roshan Mendonca, NY / USA

    Mon, Aug 6 2018

    I watched live streaming of the almost entire event. The songs took me back to 1986 when I watched first-time Mandd Sobhann in our church ground. Nostalgia moments Congrats Shri Eric and the entire team. I think we miss Chafra, who gave full of life to mandd sobhann shows through his witty compering.

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