Panaji, Jul 6: Aleixinho de Candolim as he is known world over was born on July 9 1913, at Camotim waddo , Candolim Bardez Goa. His original name was Joao Baptista Aleixinho Fernandes. Passionate about acting and singing since his childhood Aleixinho first stepped on the Tiatr Stage at the age of sixteen in a village tiatr on the occasion of the church feast.
At the age of twenty two Aleixinho produced his first tiatr, ‘Putanchea Duddvanchi As Ani Avoiche Disgras’. Thereafter he wrote and directed 27 tiatrs and went on to become one of the greatest stalwarts of the tiatr stage. Some of his most popular tiatrs are ‘Mhatarponn, Mhojo Gov Basurkar,Ram Ram Baoji, Amchea Xetachi Pavnni,To Bavtto Dhormancho’, etc.
Almost all the popular and well-known tiatr personalities of his times like Minguel Rod, Young Menezes, Jephsis Hitler, Jacinth Vaz,Star of Arrosim,Aristedes and Luciano Dias, Anthony Mendes, etc have performed in his Tiatrs. His scripts were well written and most of the times carried social messages. So also his songs like Fatima Saibinn, Bikechi Kotti, etc are still aired on the radio channels which will keep him alive forever amongst the Tiatr lovers.
In order to pay tributes to Late Aleixinho de Candolim on the occasion of his Birth Centenary and give due recognition for his valuable contribution to the Tiatr Stage the Tiatr Academy of Goa has organised a special function in his memory on Tuesday, July 9 at the Institute Menezes Braganza Auditorium, Panaji at 7 pm.
John Claro Fernandes a versatile Tiatr writer and director will be the Chief Guest and Shri. Siddhivinayak Naik, Member Secretary Kala Academy Goa will be the Guest of Honour. Shri Tomazinho Cardozo former President of Tiatr Academy Goa and Editor of Amcho Avaz will speak on the occasion and highlight the works of late Aleixinho de Candolim. The function will be attended by Rosario Fernandes son of late Aleixinho de Candolim and other family members.
Kala Mogi, Candolim a premier institution in the field of promoting goan tiatr and cultural activities will present a special programme of Songs and skits of Aleixinho de Candolim under the leadership of Tomazinho Cardozo. The programme will feature popular tiatr artistes like, Anthony San, Sheikh Amir, Succor de St Cruz, Irene and Tomazinho Cardozo besides other artistes of Kala Mogi, Candolim.
All tiatr lovers are invited by the Tiatr Academy of Goa to attend the function and pay tributes to the late artiste.