will continue singing until my last breath” – says Wilfy
will continue singing until my last breath” said ‘Konkann
Kogull’ Wilfy Rebimbus on receiving an appreciation award from
Mangalore Konkans during a ‘Wilfy Nite’ musical extravaganza
at Al Nasr Leisureland on October the 11th in front of
a packed audience.
to say it is my last show in Dubai was made in an entirely
different context considering the present nite form.
It does not mean that I will stop singing.
cannot say this.
As long as konkani people are with me these shows either in
this current nite form or altogether in a different form, will
continue” he further clarified referring the news appeared
in daijidubai.com and other print media. The
felicitation function was organised to honour the great konkanni
artist who is into konkanni music for almost 42 years now.
Valerian Peris President of Mangalore Konkans presenting Memento
The sponsors and
Co-Sponsors of the show were also felicitated during the occasion.
Surprisingly, Mr. Walter Nandalike – the web master of
daijidubai.com was also called on to the stage.
He was honoured for his great contribution to konkanni
through the electronic media and for bringing together all
konkanni people dispersed around the world, under one umbrella.
Representatives of Sponsor and Co-Sponsors, Wilfy Rebimbus,
Meena Rebimbus, Fr. Cyprian D’Souza – Assistant Parish Priest
of Dubai St. Mary’s Church, Walter Nandalike, Mr. Valerian Peris
- the President of
‘Mangalore Konkans’ & Vice President were on the dais.
Wilfy’s 33rd musical album was released by Fr.
Cyprian D’Souza on this occasion.
Walter Nandalike receiving Memento from Fr. Cyprian
was a memorable evening with Wilfy and his group – Meena,
Vishwas, Prem Kumar, Sandria and Claud D’Souza - singing some of
the old as well as new numbers.
He sang the popular song ‘Philomena’ twice on repeated
requests from the audience, which touched many young and broken
Kirnam’ sung by Vishwas, apart from the melody, talked about the
poet in Wilfy. Meena’s
song on the subject ‘time’ talked about philosophy and advised
people to stick to time.
dances added more glamour to the show.
Sudhi and Jyoti’s dance for the song ‘Singari’ was
well appreciated by the crowd.
The dances by Deepak were choreographed very well and
succeeded in depicting the true meaning of the songs.
by Dolla, Claudy and their group brought in hilarity among the
audience. Dolla’s acting once again talked about the great
talents (including some magical tricks) of this great stage
artiste. Above all, a new face - Mr. Prem Alvares (son of konkanni
literateur Mr. Victor Alvares), showed that he has got lot of
potential in him to become a great performer of the stage very
entire show was compered very well by Mr. Manohar Pais.
His efforts to make the show more lively is commendable.
MR for daijidubai.com
Here for Wilfy Nite Dubai photo Album
Photographs by Thomas, Kanajar