Doha :MCA Presented Wilfy Nite The Legacy Continue Tribute To late Wilfy Rebimbus

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Kemmannu News Network, 23-10-2011 18:21:53

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Doha Qatar, Oct 22: The program started at 6:15pm evening programme began with the rendition with the MCA anthem by MCA members led by Vincent-Nina Fernandes which reinforced the aims , objectives and goals of the club and set the tone for the evening. MCA members Mable Fernandes compered the stage programme and welcome the guest to stage and brief introduce about chief guest Sanjiv Kohli

A short stage programme started with Welcome by Harry Lobo president of MCA welcomed chief guests and Jason Quadros given bouquet of flowers to chief guest. During stage programe  which the MCA souvenir was released by Sanjiv Kohli, deputy chief of Missions, Indian Embassy Qatar was the chief guest of the evening. Meena Rebimbus open modify MCA’s website was launched on the same occasion. Sanjiv in his address congratulated the MCA for making efforts in preserving the native culture and traditions through various means in Qatar.

Meena Rebimbus was honoured on the occasion after MCA advisory council member Joe D’Souza had read the citation. MCA patron Felix Lobo, advisory council members Wilfred Fernandes, Jerry Pinto, MCA president Harry Lobo and Vice-president Jason Quadros were also resent on the dais.

Wilfy’s troupe comprising of 14 members including Konkan Myna Meena Rebimbus, Vishwas, Ivan, Babita, Charleen, flown from Mangalore and joined by the Talented Qatar  local singers who have already made their mark among the Doha Konkans due to their talent which they have showcased in the Final of 2010 Gulf Voice of Mangalore. GVOM-2 Runner up Preema Pinto & GVOM 2 Finalist Rupert Lobo will join with the other talented singers from the MCA family.

But the late Konkann Kogull’s better half Meena who had been with him in thick and thin, in the company of her children Veena-Arthur and Vishwas-Charleen proved at the Doha cinema on Friday October 21 evening that they are committed to carry on the legend’s great legacy and provide the Konkani music lovers with total entertainment as Wilfy did for almost half a century continuously sentimental musical tribute to the late Wilfy Rebimbus, the first Wilfy nite abroad after Konkann Kogull’s demise in early 2010.

The legend’s great legacy Wilfy nite began with late Wifly Rebimbus life and musical journey prepared by one of Wilfy’s long-standing associates, compere of most of Konkann Kogull’s earliest musical nites and ace actor and playwright Eddie Sequeira and presented by  Alfred Cyril Crasta’s.

The first song of the evening was Parat Eik, an emotional tribute not to a celebrity artiste but to a loving father, composed by Wilfy’s daughter Veena Pais Rebimbus. As Vishwas and Veena appeared on stage, the packed audience in the Doha Cinema welcomed them with a round applause. But soon the audience moved into the ‘silent mode’ as touching lyrics of Veena and an equally emotive tune had an extraordinary effect on the gathering.


This was followed by Konkann Myna’s entry to the stage with the moving number ‘Thum Maka Haanv Tuka’. The stage was ready and as the opportune moment came, King of Konkanni comdedy Adolphus Cutinho, better known as Dolla arrived and almost immediately sent the audience in peals of laughter.

The song most popular and foot-tapping numbers sung today Wify night  ‘Fulwali’ Chandneachi Rati’ Vanita-Vandana-Shalini. ‘Kaalchea Sopnnanth’ Lungi ‘Matembor Pangor Dorina’ presented by Babita Pinto, Charleen Rebimbus, Vishwas and Naveen Pinto Veena ,Sunil Rupert Lobo. Vishwas Ivan Sequeira.

‘Kutmache Naanv Sangonaka’ song that narrates the bond between a brother and sister was rendered by Ivan and Babita touching the emotional chords of all the gathered.

The nite was truly a tribute to the late Wilfy Rebimbus as the troupe led by Veena and Vishwas kept the audience glued to their seats with some of the most popular and foot-tapping numbers. Wilfy had the uncanny knack of bringing in real life into his music with beautiful compositions. ‘Lungi’ is one such composition which is clear evidence to Wilfy’s matchless talent.

Babita Pinto who is blessed with a mellifluous voice and distinct talent stole the hearts of the audience with her superb presentation of ‘Mojem Kalliz Bhullam’. The evening came to an end with ‘Konknni Amchi Bhaas’, Wilfy’s finest tribute to Mother Konkani.

Enthralling and scintillating dances by famous dance troupe from Mangalore comprising Renita Lobo, Scanzy Alfred, Chris Misquith and Felita Fonseca entertained the audience with their dances style and movement of body.

The entire nite was compered by Konkani’s (Mangalore) number one compere Leslie Rego in his usual inimitable style.

The singers were ably supported by musicians Chandran and Remy D’Souza from Doha, Pitambar, Padmanabhan and Joswin. Wilfy’s partner in his musical journey Pappan was leader of the pack.

Seashore Group of companies was the main sponsor of the event.

Vote of thanks was delivered by the Vice President of MCA, Mr. Jason Quadros.

The evening was a hit not only because of the efforts put in by the management but because of the 750 odd crowd who cheered, hooted and enjoyed till the end of the show. This event will be a landmark in the history of MCA. As mentioned, all Proceeds raised from this event will help MCA to fulfil their main objective which is to provide education to the poorest of the poor and orphan children in Mangalore and also to help the people in need in Qatar.

As said by Mother Theresa, Patron of MCA, “It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.”



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Alex Lewis, Dubai Sat, October-22-2011, 6:17
Congratulations MCC for the Successful Wilfy Night, Nice to see Jason Quadros on the stage, Good pictures Vijay. God Bless you all.
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