Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha Qatar Presents “Norbert Nite”


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Doha ; Decennial celebrations have just begun at the Mangalore Cultural Association Qatar, and will carry on for another year
As MCA is well know for organising various types of events in a fabulous  way, this year the annual programme will see the Musical Nite with more of Local talents, a musical evening on the songs by Norbert Pereira a resident of Qatar for the past several years…………..
“Norbert Nite” A Konkani Musical extravaganza.

The evening comprises of entertainment with a feast of the Konkani melodies composed by Norbert Pereira.
Norbert Pereira has carved a niche for himself in Konkani music world. Amidst the inflow of young blood into Konkani music world, some of the established and popular composers have still been steadfast and they have adapted and contributed with the same zeal and love for Konkani. Norbert Pereira is one such musician who despite being away from the native has regularly contributed in his own way.

His music albums ‘Love Hits’, ‘Konkani Pops’, ‘Tuzo-MuzoMog’ , ‘NaachNaach’  ‘Do Re Me Fa’ and latest album ’ Moga Uthar’ have established him as one of the premier musicians &  melodious singer of Konkani. Some of his compositions such as  ‘PrathverKallokMandtana’, ’Rita MojhaMoga’ ‘MiraMira’,‘Maria’, ‘Paavs’, ‘Shethkar’, ‘Dees amiAshelho’ and “Do Re Me”etc have gained popularity and have brought in a name and fame to him and have proved his immense talent.

 His distinct love for pop has always been the hallmark of compositions. He composed his 1st song ‘Prathver Kallok Mandtana’, at the age of 19 years, which won many prizes during singing competitions. For his melodious songs and music contribution, Konkani Catholic Association (KCA) of Mysore awarded him with title “KonkenechoSangeethKuvoor”. He is popularly known as Nobby has made the world of Konkani music richer and more proud.

Norbert has performed several shows in Mangalore, Mysore, Doha and Kuwait. In addition to his solo performers Norbert has performed with famous singers & composers like WilfyRebimbus, Henry D’souza and with many other younger singers too.

Highlight of the evening will be the Hilarious comedy skits by the renowned comedy ‘Trio from Kuwait’ Lancy Rodrigues, Jaison Lasrado and Stephen Machado. Variety of dances by 2 popular groups from Qatar will be an added attraction.
Popular singers from Mangalore and Gulf region will brighten the hall with their melodious singing, who will be supported by the accomplished music professionals- director Roshan D’Souza and Keyboardist Sanjay Rodrigues.

The event will be compeered by the multi talented, versatile MC in the gulf region Donny Correa.

The event will also witness conferring of the “MCA Kala Puruskar – 2017” on the renowned Konkani writer Cyril G. Sequeira well known as CGS Taccode for his tremendous work in the field of Konkani Literature.

Cyril G Sequeira: Born in Taccode, did his earlier education in Taccode, Moodbidri and Bangalore. He is known in literary field with the pen name, CGS Taccode. CGS, who started to write when he was 12, has been involved with Konkani literary field since the last over 50 years. His literary work started with being the Sub Editor of Rakknno weekly.

Later he also worked as the editor of Kannik and Umallo Konkani periodicals. The ’Pattedarachem Sahas’, ’Khunyegarachi Khun’, and ’Sister Shobha’ were the novels written by him. He also has brought out many books which are collections of short stories, collection of poems, collection of humorous articles, plays, translated works, religious works, edited works etc.

He also has done editing work in Konkani publications besides appearing in comic roles in Konkani plays.CGS has compered many Social and musical programs of leading Konkani composers. He was involved in many “Kavi Sammelan” in and around Mangalore. He has received awards from Konkani Basha Mandal, Goa, Daiji Dubai, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, Sandesha, Konkani Kutam Bahrain and Konkani Sahitya Academy Honorary award.

CGS has worked few years in Qatar and Dubai. Currently he is residing in Valencia Mangalore along with his wife Sylvia and children Vijay & Vinitha and their families.

While MCA steps into the decennial year, is happy to honor such a great writer who has been the founder member of this Association in 2008.

The event will be staged at the Regency Halls, Qatar at 5:00 pm on the 20th of October 2017.
Entry will be free with Entry passes. Reserve your seats at the earliest.

For Entry passes contact the committee members or call on the numbers below:

Jason Quadros: 55244281; Clement Saldanha: 55262586; Aloysius D’Souza: 33618230; Wilson Mendonca: 55316376; Sandeep Noronha: 55316376; Robert Coutinha: 55603645; Alex Lobo: 55835165 & Benjamin Rebeiro: 55348137

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