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Bahrain, Jan 31: A GOAN carnival will be held over two days at the Baan Saeng Thai Auditorium, Adliya.

The Young Goans Club (YGC), whose name for many in Bahrain has been synonymous with the celebration of life through music, is organising the carnival for the first time after a gap of several years.

The festivities are set to bring a taste of celebrations in Goa.

They will be held on February 15 and 16, featuring songs and music for both young and old.

The club have made all arrangements to fly in a professional group of 17 renowned "tiatrists" (stage artistes) from Goa to present a Konkani drama, Daddy.

The show is written and directed by Samuel Carvalho.

Mr Carvalho has to his credit a number of Konkani VCDs besides success in stage dramas.

Though he has toured the Gulf in the past, this will be his first visit to Bahrain.

The star-studded cast in Daddy include the "trio kings" of Goa: Junior Rod, Anthony and Joaquim.

The most sought after comedian of the Konkani stage Augustine will team up with Sally to provide comedy skits in between the main play.

Also appearing for the first time in Bahrain will be the budding child artiste of Konkani stage Shruthi.

The topmost singers of Konkani stage Joe Rose, Wilson, Sharon are also in the group.

Norman Cardoso and Agnelo Dias are the music directors accompanying the group.

The February 15 show, organised in association with The Folk Theatre, will begin at 8pm.

Tickets, priced at BD5, BD4 and BD3, will be on sale from Friday at La Ferns Café, Mangalore Store, Al Hada Cafeteria and Jehad Electronics, all in Manama.

The carnival celebrations will continue on February 16, at 10 am with DJ Music and Lights spinning the discs.

The day will also feature the colourful traditional King Momo Parade and a group dancing competition.

Those wanting to take part in the contest are welcome to contact the organisers.

For more details, contact Francis Correia on 39659539 or Roland Varella on 36355164.


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