Every month Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) organises a special programme, ‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’ to remember the late tiatr artistes of a particular month and their contribution in the field of tiatr. This programme will be held on August 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Conference Hall, Tiatr Academy, Campal, Panaji.
The artistes remembered at the special programme will be:
His presence on the Konkani tiatr-scene was an important milestone in the unsteady history of this Goan entertainment form. In fact, Saib Rocha’s entry in the Konkani tiatrs at that time gave a boost to the field of tiatr.
C Alvares can rightly be called a legend as no artist has contributed as much as he has done to the Konkani stage, in terms of volume of work, number of years on the Konkani stage as an actor, singer, writer, director, etc.
Minguel Rod was a born artist, although he did not pursue much formal education. It is unbelievable to justify the 32 tiatrs he penned and more than 300 songs which he composed and sang in his life time.
Alfred Rose was a highly talented singer of the Konkani stage who was known as the ‘melody king’ and can undisputedly be ranked as one of the greatest singer and composer that Konkani stage has ever had.
Felicio Cardozo was a journalist, a teacher and a freedom fighter. He wrote many Konkani tiatrs and encouraged new talent on the Konkani stage. Young tiatrists who began their career in tiatrs of Felicio Cardozo have risen to become leading tiatrists today.
Francisco Antonio Fernandes
Francis Antonio Fernandes was a musician par excellence. His contribution to the field of tiatr music is worth mentioning. He started playing ‘drums’ at the age of 15 in Alex Mestry’s band. He worked with great stalwarts of khell-tiatr like Anton Moraes, Patrick Dourado, etc.
Rosary was a versatile actor-director who worked for the development of tiatr not only in Goa but also in Gulf. He died at a very young age.
State Government had conferred upon him Kala Gaurav Puraskar for his contribution in the field of tiatr in the year 2010-11. Hailing from Curchorem, Mateus Antonio Pereira, popularly known as Mathew Perry was an actor, singer and writer on Konkani stage. His song ‘Xetkamti’ is very popular and is still remembered today.
Nicolau Xavier Fernandes (N X)
N X Fernandes was a talented actor, director and singer of Konkani stage. ‘Konn Zait To’, ‘Bhav-Bhav’, ‘Bailek Lagon’, ‘Upkari’ ‘Mhaka Favo Aslem’ are few of his popular tiatrs. He has also contributed to khell-tiatr.
A very talented actress and a singer, Shalini believed in perfection and excelled in her roles in tiatrs as well as movies. She won the hearts of the people with the role of ‘Claudia’ in the famous Konkani movie ‘Nirmonn’.
Caetano Inacio Goes
A much respected tiatr artiste, Caetano had performed and staged his shows in Goa, Mumbai and Karachi in Pakistan. ‘Rogot Bhavponnachem’, ‘Nimnnem Kumsar’, ‘Ghatki Ostori’, ‘Kiteak Upkarlem?’ and ‘Carmichem Bentin’ are some of the popular tiatrs written and directed by him.
(‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’ will be held on August 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Conference Hall, Tiatr Academy, Campal Trade Centre, Campal, Panaji. The event is open to all.)