Global Konkani Music awards presented

Global Konkani Music awards presented

The best talents in Konkani music were awarded at the 9th Global Konkani Music Awards instituted by Mandd Sobhann, on Sunday.

Internationally acclaimed singer and actress, Vasundhara Das presented the awards to the winners.
The winners of the 9th Global Konkani Music Awards are as follows
Best Singer Female-2016: Shilpa Cutinha for the song 'Tujya Dollyantuli' from the album 'OLaRe'; Best Singer Male-2016- Robin John Paul Sequeira for the song 'Tum Zay Mhaka' from the album 'OLaRe';
Best Music Composer-2016- Nithin Koottungal (Cochin) for the song 'Tum Geloy Sanddun' from the album 'OLaRe'; Best Lyricist-2016: Lloyd Austin Rego (Taccode) for the song 'Yo Vegim' from the album 'Mho'jya Moga'; Best Music Arranger-2016- Roshan John D'Souza for the song 'Tum Zay Mhaka' from the album 'OLaRe'; and Best Music Album-2016: OLaRe produced by Antony Stephen Cutinha (Sennon Productions).
Each award carried a cash prize of Rs 25,000, the coveted title and public honour.

Speaking at the occasion, Vasundhara Das said that she has witnessed the joy and beauty of Konkani music throughout the programme.

The 3rd Global Konkani Music-Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed on Henry D'Souza, Mumbai, for his contribution to Konkani music. Henry D'Souza thanked Mandd Sobhann and the Konkani people for having chosen him to receive the greatest honour in Konkani music. The award comprised of Rs 1 lakh in cash, a citation and public honour.

Lawry Travasso and his outstanding team of musicians enthralled the gathering with Goan music. Nach Sobhann and Nicky Pinto (of Dance Plus fame) presented scintillating dances. Blue Angels Choir presented a medley of songs from the Top-3 Music Albums nominated for the awards.

Mandd Sobhann declared that the 'Global Konkani Cine Awards' will be presented once in 2 years, beginning from next year. It was also announced that the Global Konkani Music Awards will be presented every alternate year.

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