Mangalore: Global Konkani Music Awards - Top 3 nominees announced
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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore
Mangalore, Nov 29: Mandd Sobhann on Friday November 29 announced the top three nominees in six categories for its annual Global Konkani Music Awards.
Addressing a press meet here on Friday, Gurkar Eric Ozario said the awards will be conferred during the 5th Global Konkani Music Awards ceremony to be held at Kalaangann on Sunday December 8 at 6 pm.
Umashree, state minister for Kannada and culture will be the chief guest. Cecille Rodrigues from Goa, of Zee TV 'DID Supermom' fame, will be the special guest. MLA J R Lobo will be the guest of honour.
The panel of jury comprised Joel Pereira, Walter Nandalike, Melwin Peris, Fr Jayaprakash DíSouza and Joy Fernandes, he said.
From among the numerous applications/nominations received from all over the world, the judges shortlisted the top three nominees in the following categories:
Best Singer Female-2012: Lorna (Goa), Mumbai; Preema D'Souza (Mangalore), Dubai; and Anita D'Souza, Mangalore
Best Singer Male-2012: Prajoth D'Sa, Kallianpur; Fr Ben Britto, Mangalore; and Lawry Travasso, Goa
Best Music Composer-2012: Elick Vaz, Goa; Ajith Peter D'Souza (Udupi), UAE; Sidhanath Buyao (Goa), Mumbai
Best Lyricist-2012: Kishore Gonsalves (Barkur), Abu Dhabi; Wilson Sequeira, Kateel; Sanjay Borkar, Goa
Best Music Arranger-2012: Cajetan Dias (Honnavar), Bangalore; Darrel Mascarenhas (Puttur), USA; Roshan D'Souza, Angelore
Best Music Album-2012: Evershine Creations (Album: Thembe Thembe), Fr Victor Machado (Album: Anjam Kor); Ajith Peter D'Souza (Album: Tujye Vengent)
All the top three nominees of all 6 categories will be honoured on December 8. The awards will carry a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a memento.
Nephie Rod from Mumbai will enthrall the gathering with a live performance, accompanied by Nach Sobhann with their scintillating dances. Entry to this event is free.
The event will be compered by Lavita Lobo and Nagendra Shenoy
Mandd president Louis Pinto, secretary Irine Rebello, coordinator Stany Alvares, and PRO Arun Raj Rodrigues were present.