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Abu Dhabi: Stage set for KCO’s dazzling event ‘Fiesta’ on Nov 9


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Abu Dhabi, Nov 7: As Konkani Cultural Organization (KCO) Abu Dhabi under the aegis of KCO Trust (R), Mangaluru, celebrates 23 years of service to the marginalized and underprivileged sections of the society, the stage is all set at the Abu Dhabi Country Club for their annual cultural extravaganza ‘Fiesta 2018’. The event will be held on November 9.

The spectacular family event will comprise of top-notch entertainment, music, dance followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner.

‘Alcatrazz’, Goa’s most popular band will be flown in from India along with ace singers Vijay Vas and Mohammed Iqbal from Mangaluru. Multilingual singer Anitha Serrao from Abu Dhabi will join the band and other singers in rendering a memorable performance. Laterally with the singers, Nagesh Burbure a multi-talented artist from Mumbai will mesmerize the audience with his top-notch Bollywood performance.

Michael D’Silva, the charismatic president of KCO is leaving no stone unturned to showcase the great KCO tradition of entertainment. He and his team have invited all to be a part KCO's annual show and have promised to provide delightful entertainment from evening till midnight.

As the event is known to run full house every year, all are requested to book their seats in advance. The show has all the ingredients to become one of the best ever entertainment events of KCO.

About artistes

‘Alcatrazz’ Band

In 1993, Patrick, Peter, Jude and Cassius (Cassy) all accomplished musicians in their own right and armed with nothing more than their passion for music, came together to form a band under the banner ‘Alcatrazz’.

They have since regaled audiences at weddings, parties, conferences, and live shows making them one of Goa's busiest bands. Their fame, spreading across the borders, saw them being invited to perform in other states in India and Abroad. They have the distinction of being Goa's ambassadors at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on numerous occasions. The band comprises of Patrick, Peter, Cassius, Royston, Sandra, and Cassian. Their passion for pure, unadulterated music and the desire to offer the best is sure to leave Abu Dhabi’s Konkani crowd enthralled.

Anitha Serrao

Anitha a born singer and has a God gifted melodious voice, she started singing form a very early age of 5. Anitha has sung with almost all the popular and world famous Konkani Singers like Konkan Kogul Wilfy Rebimbus, Yodeling King Melwyn Peris, Maand Soban Eric Ozario, Claud D'Souza and Henry D'Souza of Katrina fame. She also has the privilege of signing for almost all the renowned music directors and composers in an around Mangaluru and Karnataka. Multi-lingual singer Anitha can sing in multiple languages including Konkani, Kannada, Hindi, Tulu, Beary, Malayalam, and Arabic to mention a few.

She has been honoured with various titles like 'Kala Tilaka', 'Tulunada Gaana Kogile’ and 'Vishwa Gadinada Rani Kogile' by different organisations for her contribution to music.

Mohammed Iqbal

Mohammed Iqbal is a talented and multilingual singer from Mangaluru. A civil engineer by profession, his passion and love towards music has made him popular and house hold name in and Mangaluru. In spite being a non-konkani speaker, he has rendered his melodious voice to many Konkani albums. The song ‘Suzanna’, his first Konkani Song from the album ‘Nashibantlya Chedva’ (By Roshan Belman) was an instant hit. He is sure to display the same magic in Abu Dhabi and get the crowd to the dance floor with his scintillating voice.

Vijay Vas

Vijay Lancy Vas is a young energetic and well know singer from Mangaluru famously called as the ‘Pop Star of Mangaluru’. He has performed in hundreds of live shows alongside renowned Konkani musicians and singers. He has rendered his voice for many music albums and also released his own Hindi video album called ‘Pyaar’ and Konkani album ‘Laram Mojya Mogachi’. He loves to sing pop, masala, soft rock and disco and has been performing with various bands and choir in Mangaluru.

Nagesh Burbure

Nagesh is a Filmfare awards star performer and has performed in various musical acts and stage shows in India and around the world. He is expected to bring back the memories of yesteryear actors like Raj Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand and Mehmood back to life with his amazing acting and dancing skills.

Roshan D’Silva

The event will be hosted by the one and only Roshan D’Silva from Dubai, who with his unmatched style will keep everybody engaging and entertained.

The platinum sponsors of the event are Al Mazroui & Clevy Automobile Serv LLC, Hyssna International LLC Abu Dhabi, Regal Furnishings & Storage Systems, Ivory Grand Hotel Apartments, National Transport & Contracting Co, Noble Marine Metals Company, WLL. and Al Khalidiya Group of Companies.

UAE Exchange, GEMS Education, SFC Group and Globelink West Star Shipping LLC would be the Gold Sponsors for the event.

Platinum sponsors

Gold sponsors

The event has already generated tremendous interest among the entertainment lovers of Abu Dhabi and is slated to be a full house mega hit event.

For invitations and details, the following KCO members can be contacted:

Michael - 050-6142657; Lydia - 050-5710009; Jacintha - 050-5801863; Leena - 050-5216775; Sandhya - 055-5136753; Sunil – 050-8170462; Inez - 050-1893293; Placy - 050-8210639.


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  • Jossie Mascarenhas, Bajpe / Dubai

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Wherever there is Roshan D'Silva, there are going to be heavy fire crackers with his fantastic command on Konkani vocabulary ! He is very explosive, mind you.

    Good luck buddy.

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  • Prakash D' Cunha, Bajpe/ Ashoknagar/Abudhabi

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Wish KCO all the best for the show. I will attend.

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  • Ivan Mathias, Karambar / Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Nov 7 2018

    Wish u all the success for the show

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