'Forever Konkani Songs' Audio CD Released

News & Pics by Ancy Paladka
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (SB)

Mumbai, June 22: "The contribution of the music for the development of Konkani language has been immense," said producer of the 'Forever Konkani Songs', Julius Braganza.
He was speaking at the release function of the CD held at the Sarker Corner, Andheri West on Sunday June 21 evening. "Konkani world has been a witness to good music compositions in the past. Some of them gained popularity too through release of gramaphone records (LP/EP) by The Gramaphone Company of India under their music label, HMV (now known as Sa Re Ga Ma India Limited). Some Konkani composers too brought out their audio cassettes, but the songs lacked good quality music as they were devoid of any advanced technology," he noted.
However, today JEDI Music Company with the aim to attract present generation and the generation next to Konkani music has re-recorded very popular 20 Konkani songs using the latest technology and brought out the music album, 'Forever Konkani Songs'. Though the lead singers of the album are Nephie Pradhan (Goan) and Ivan Sequeira (Mangalorean, both have been successful in imitating the voice of the original singers. The Album comprises songs of Jerome DSouza, Henry T D'Souza, Alphonso D'Costa, Frank Fernandes, Chris Perry, Helen D'Cruz and Henry D'Souza. The gifted Goan music director Tony Dias is the music director for the album.

Producer Julius Braganza, Music Director Tony Dias

Singers Nephie Rod and Ivan Sequeira

Mary Braganza released the CD and Fr Leo D'Souza, Lucknow blessed the occasion. Fr Leo said that like any other Konkanis, he has a taste for Konkani tunes. The Konkani tunes are very distinct unlike the tunes from the North India, he said.

"This is a foresighted project and Ivan, Nephie and Tony have done a wonderful job with the help of the producer," said well-known Konkani composer/singer Victor Concesso, the chief guest on the occasion. He hoped that the CD becomes a hit in the market and creates a new record in the Konkani music world. Musician Tony Dias and singers Ivan Sequeira, Nephie Pradhan, Charles D'Cunha and Vidya Braganza were also present on the dais.
Clement Lobo, the compere of the programme said that the challenging task of marketing a CD once the music album is easily brought out is like problem that an elephant faces for its burial after death stating the Konkani proverb, 'Hast moronk sulab, punn purunk kosht', which means it is easy for an elephant to die, but the problem lies in its burial .He wished marketing manager of the CD, Simson Braganza a great success.

'Forever Konkani Songs' has twenty songs namely `Shegunnachi Sun', `Ami Dogi Sezara', `Maria', `Chondrim Udevn Ailo', `Anjya Sarkem Cheddum', `Ghoracho Divo', `Noshibak Rodtam', `Ek Dollyachi Bayl', `Ye Ye Katrina', `Goyem Tavn Mumbai', `Lowrie Yo', `Taxiwala', `Sobhit Mumboi', `Goddacho Pav', `Mollbar Chondrim', `Juliana', `Tum Sopanngo Fantyachem', `Ami Baba Mogar Podlyanv', `Hi Raat Neketranchi' and `Nach Moga Nach'.

Ivan and Nephie are the lead singers, while Charles D'Cunha, Anthony Tauro, Veronica D'Souza, Milagreen Fernandes are the chorus singers. The music for the album is contributed by Shyam Raj, Jayesh Dhargalkar, Prem Singh Sodha and Tony Dias.


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  • gonsalino, goa

    Thu, Aug 19 2010

    Thats again better like golden melodies of goa,  nephie has again proof her quality voice. she is simply the best, maria the open song excellant

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  • agnelo pereira, goa

    Wed, Jul 08 2009

    next album kindly get the famous lorna to sing in your album she has always sang old songs excellent kindly get her to sing in your next album

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  • Joseph, Borivali, Mumbai, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 24 2009

    During my visit to St. Paul''s Book Shop at Borivali West last week, my sight accidentally fell on this particular CD, which was kept for sale there. On seeing the beautiful coloured and attractive cover, and the immortal old songs, I immediately fell in love with it and bought the same. It was really worth listening to this CD again and again as your sentiments are revised to these immortal songs. Congrats Ivan and team and also to the producers of this CD. Certainly this CD will break all the records, if properly marketed and it is value for money.

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  • Ancy Paladka, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 23 2009

    For CD''s shipping to your place pleas e contact the producer whose address is as below JEDI MUSIC COMPANY, 25, Mehta Mansion, 2nd Floor, 14 Tribuvan Road, Off Lamington Road, Mumbai - 4 Tel: 022-23827382, 23810381 Mobile: 9324208897, 9967396479, 9967680008 Email: jedimus@hotmail.com

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  • Melwyn Vaz, Cascia/England

    Tue, Jun 23 2009

    Congratulations on your successful ution of this project. I look forward to hearing these tracks and hope they at least match if not better the originals. When will they be available in Mangalore or can I have the CD shipped to the UK?

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  • Veera Gonsalves, Canada

    Tue, Jun 23 2009

    Congratulations! God Bless!

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