Sumptuous Konkanni – Tulu Musical Concert in Dubai Relished to
Hearts of Many
one of its kind, uniquely designed `Bayya Mallige', a
Konkanni-tulu musical entertainment programme took place at the
Al Nasr Leisureland, Ice Rink on the 4th of October
2001. Over a thousand audiences were enthralled to the tunes of
Polka and Baila.
Musical team of Leslie D’Cunha, Shobana, Riyaz, Marie, Robert
Veigas and Rony Veigas delivered a live performance of popular
songs chosen from Konkanni, Tulu, Kannada and Hindi to the
constant applauds of the audience.
Fernandes Cascia with, Dian D’Souza, Veronica, Janette, Paul
Almeida and Alwyn Pinto played out hilarious bursts of skits to
merry the gathering.
rounds of traditional and western dance sequences were presented
by Boniface Carlo with his dance team to the wide admiration of
Bayya Mallige programme was jointly mastered by Hemacharya and
Walter Nandalike who uniquely presented the function to befit
the theme of the evening.
George Fernandes who was to grace the occasion had to cancel his
visit to Dubai at the last moment, due to the prevailing
international situation. Though
the Organisers published this information on leading newspapers,
the uninformed though sadly regretful audience, on course of the
event, gave their participative support to make it an enjoyable
long time resident of Dubai, a veteran businessman and
industrialist, a senior citizen hailing from South Kanara, Sri
M. M. Rai was felicitated during the occasion with traditional
programme sponsors Mr. M. A. Latif and Ashok Shetty, Smt. Latif,
Smt. Bharati of Rhushi Sanskriti Vidhya Kendra Mangalore, well
wisher and veteran businessman Mr. Bernard Vas were present on
dias during the felicitation ceremony.
the commencement of the programme, Mr. Prasad of Rhushi
Sanskriti Vidhya Kendra wished for the programme success while
Umesh Nantoor briefly explained the theme of `Bayya Mallige’
to the audience. (Click here for more Photographs)
MR & Thomas Saldanha