Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (RD)
Mangalore, Aug 7: Mandd Sobhann, a Konkani organization engaged in promoting Konkani and its distinct culture worldwide, staged ‘Pavsa Gammat’, a traditional monsoon-related music and food fest as part of the 128th monthly theater at Kalaangann, Shaktinagar, here on Sunday August 5 evening. It was sponsored by Konkani Samaj Ratn NRI Ronald Colaco and family, Bangalore.
Derebail parish group consisting of two children and two adults presented four songs, directed by leading composer Anil Patrao. Valencia parish children group presented two songs directed by Dolphy Pinto. Marjil School students led by Josita Rodrigues presented two dances directed by Mahesh.
Mandd Sobhann orchestra troupe comprised Roshan, Richard, Sachin, Ashley, Sunil, Dylan and Lenoy. Musicians Joyce, Prakash, Zeena, Eric, Lavita provided playback music.
The up-and-coming musician Eshan Fernandes played Gummatt to the applause of audience. Eric Ozario’s grandchildren Eshan, Aman and Jiya were also part of music troupe.
The traditional monsoon-seasonal delicacies - patoli, gariyo, hapoll, patrade - were prepared by Flan Caterers.
Titus Noronha welcomed the gathering and added more entertainment with rain-related stories.