Remo rocks Kalaangann

The winners of Global Konkani Music Awards with Rock Star Remo Fernandez at Kalaangann in Mangalore on Sunday night. Maandd Sobhann Gurkar Eric Ozario, Director Ronald Menonca and President Louis J Pinto are also seen. DH photo

The best Konkani lyricist award was bagged by Damodar G Naik (song: Nangor Gaalun) while the best Konkani music composer award was bagged by Chote Rahmat Khan and Amul Mainkar from Goa and the best music arranger award was won by Cajetan Dias for his song Krist amcho rai. The best Konkani album award went to Masti (Raveolution studios).

All the awards were presented by Rock Star Remo Fernandez amidst a cheering crowd.

Earlier, Mandd Sobhann Director and donor for the awards Ronald Mendonca and his wife Noreen Mendonca presented awards to top three winners in each category. The Mandd Sobhann had received a total of 105 entries for the six prestigious global awards.

Remo steals show

Though Remo Fernandez was invited as a guest, he sang three songs to a thunderous applause from the cheering crowd. When he imitated the modern girls, youngsters and old goans through a popular song “Undra Moja Mama,” the audience burst into a laughter while the crowd were thrilled to listen to his foot-tapping number “Maria Pitashe.” He also sang a song from a new movie “O Maria.” “Unfortunately, the song “Maka Naka, Tuka Naka” has been cut from the movie, though it is there in promos,” he said. Earlier, in his short speech, he said that Konkani is being raped by politicians. He also added that he was overwhelmed to see the response for Konkani programme in Mangalore.

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