Mangaluru: Thousands flock to second day of ‘Pepere Pepe Dum’, the maiden brass band fest

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Feb 3: Thousands flocked to the Kelarai Church ground on the second day of ‘Pepere Pepe Dum’, the first-ever brass band festival.

Chief guests at the event included Fr Denis D’Sa, PRO of Udupi diocese; Fr Charls Menezes, vicar forane of Udupi deanery; Walter Nandalike, founder of Daijiworld media; Melvyn Rodrigues, convenor, Konkani language, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi; Henry D’Silva Surathkal, movie producer; Vincent Cutinho, entrepreneur; Rudolph Joy Noronha, GM of MRPL; Alexis Castelino, director, Daijiworld TV; Austin Peris, secretary, Link D Addiction Committee; Ronald Silvan D’Souza, MD of Lexa Lighting; Eric Corea, entrepreneur; Prashanth Jattanna, founder of Big J TV; Liston D’Souza, vice president of KNS; Clara Pinto from Fermai, and Celine D’Mello from Kelarai.

Applauding the organizers and Daijiworld TV, Fr Denis said, "Pepere Pepe Dum is a creative and successful event. It is a great honour to our brass band artistes and a stage for country dance performers and singers. It will undoubtedly contribute to reviving the brass band culture at events, allowing the younger generation to learn about it."

Walter Nandalike said, "Brass band is an emotion for many of us. No digital instrument can replace the live brass band. People who digitize brass band tunes should remember they are taking away livelihood from brass band artists. It should not happen."

Pepere Pepe Dum, an exclusive brass band fest and competition for country dancers and singers organized by Ami Ani Amchi and Daijiworld TV, will conclude on Sunday February 4, with the presence of stage energy minister K J George and state assembly speaker U T Khader. Known entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronald Colaco will also grace the event.





Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • Joe Britto, Nakre /Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 04 2024

    It’s great to see the revival of Brass Bands along with country dancing ! These were popular in 1950’s and 1960’s and a must at Weddings ,functions and even funerals . Popular bands like Soans Band and others were in great demand, Great stalwarts like Eric Ozario and others tried hard to revive these. These effort should finally see the total revival of Brass Bands in the entire coastal region especially with the involvement of Walter Nandalike and Ronald Colaco and many stalwarts !

    DisAgree [6] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • Kumar, Mangalore . Surathkal

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Is people are still jobless after khangress party in power..? They have lots of free time?

    DisAgree [35] Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

  • Francis, mlore / Dubai

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    people are enjoying their freedom from 40% commission government.

    DisAgree [4] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Communal Kumar, You are suppose to make drama, drama bhajan in the temple, bhakta your two standards are exposed.

    DisAgree [4] Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 04 2024

    Why Kumar is jealous of "Pepere Pepe Dum"... Because he can not pronounce "Pepere Pepe Dum" he says "Periperi pappa dam"

    DisAgree [4] Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • Prem, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    25 years back, Mr Eric Ozario was hell bent in reviving the brass band tradition. He would insist all weddings and Roce to have the brass band. Remember that was the age of DJ's and Live bands. But it was Eric Ozario who truly revived the Brass Band Tradition. It is Sad, that he was not remembered for this Function. Inevertheless I hope and pray the Brass Band culture thrives and all Mangalorean weddings have Brass Band to entertain .

    DisAgree [10] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • Harish, Mnagalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Mr. Prem , who is sitting in front row???

    DisAgree [9] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Full of fun and joy .It reminds me of the roce functions where the guests enjoying to the tune of band music.Not only young but old and children dancing to the tune of music.There are no specific steps to it,anybody can dance .That's the beauty of brass band music.Also reminds me of the two old songs ye ye cathrina and ami dogi sezara even now it has remained evergreen. The perfect music to dance. .

    DisAgree [4] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Eva, Kirem

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Wow. I am missing this. Kazarache band gi?

    DisAgree [12] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    ರೊಸಾಕ್, ಕಾಜಾರಕ್ ಮಾತ್ರ್ ನಹಿಂ, ಸಂಭ್ರಮ್ ಆಸಾ ತರೀ ಆನಿಂ ಮೊರ್ನಾಕೀ ಬೇಂಡ್ ವಾಪರ್ತಾತ್. ಪೆಪ್ಪೆರೆ ಪೆಪೆ ಡುಂ, ಡುಂ. Hats off to daijiworld full team. God bless you all.

    DisAgree [9] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Eva, Kirem

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    I heard perempalli this brass band origin. That's how this name came 'perampalli'

    DisAgree [10] Agree [5] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    I should have remained in Mangalore ...

    DisAgree [13] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: Mangaluru: Thousands flock to second day of ‘Pepere Pepe Dum’, the maiden brass band fest

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.