DnT presents their take on Tu Mojem Sukh
Denzil Pereira and Trisca Fernandes are the power-packed voices behind the band DnT. They recently released their debut cover song, ‘Tum Mojem Sukh’, which is a tribute to Alfred Rose and Rita Rose. The duo was also part of the Goa Day celebrations in London. Café catches up with Denzil Periera to know more about the band
The band DnT is no stranger to the music circle in Goa and they have travelled across the globe with their performances. They are well known in the Bollywood circuit as well as the corporate world, and have a wide repertoire of singing in different languages including Punjabi, Gujarati and Spanish and have been part of events in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Germany and Switzerland.
The band performed for Goa Day in London last week, where they screened their cover song, ‘Tu Mojem Sukh’, a tribute to Alfred Rose and Rita Rose. The song is already going viral across the globe and was much loved by the audience present there. “The audience was very lively and their love and respect for Konkani is evident. For the event itself, there were more requests for Konkani songs and we performed a mix of Konkani and English for an hour. We have performed at many venues but this was our first time in eight year years as a band that we performed at World Goa Day in London,” Denzil Pereira shares. The band was formed eight years ago when Denzil and Trisca met at an event and realised that they have similar musical taste. “We shared a common goal of taking our music worldwide so we decided to form DnT. We have mutual choices when it comes to our selection of songs and we keep on updating our songs as I also produce music for the band. We also travel a lot to do commercial music as we enjoy interacting with our audience,” says Denzil. Denzil, originally from Canacona, has studied Hotel Management in Mumbai. A singer, music director and lyricist, he has penned down musical scores and lyrics for an Indo Western film, titled, ‘Living on the Edge’. Before venturing into forming his own band and producing music professionally, he had been part of top bands in Goa. Trisca was born in Dubai and has completed her post graduation in Counselling from Mumbai University. She worked for 10 years with an NGO and has also taught at a school for children with special needs. She is a trained Hindustani classical vocalist and began her singing at the age of 5. She has done playback for Konkani films and albums, has a number of ad jingles, albums and voiceovers to her credit and has collaborated with international music label, Sony. DnT recently released their debut cover song, ‘Tum Mojem Sukh’, and to their surprise, the song has garnered staggering views and likes on social media. “It is our rendition of the nostalgic song that has been loved by generations of Goans. We tried to collaborate with some of Goa’s truly best and loved musicians in this project, who are also our very close friends. The musicians involved in this acoustic project are Ignatius Rodrigues (keyboards), Grayston Vaz (guitar), Aurvile Rodrigues (Cajun), Victor da Costa (violin), Marwino da Costa (bass), Aurvile and Ignatius (vocal arrangements) and it was recorded at Audio Masters Studio. Some of these beautiful old Goan songs have not been heard by the youngsters. We’ve tried our best to add the new age sounds so that it would appeal to the new generation as well,” explains Denzil. The song was originally sung by Alfred Rose/ Rita Rose with the lyrics and music composed by Alfred Rose, for the Konkani film ‘Bogllant’. The romantic song is one of the most popular songs of the early Konkani film era. Denzil adds, “We started working on this song in 2016 but due to scheduling issues, it got a bit delayed, but it was worth the wait. The response is awesome as till now the song has crossed 50,000 views on Facebook and has received 600 shares. We plan to release our songs as singles and then later compile them into a album. The next single, which is in Hindi, is a motivational song; it is already ready.”
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