GOENCHOAVAZ PROVIDES PASSPORT TO A NEW STAGE
editions of Herald’s one of its kind ‘GoenchoAvaz’, many upcoming and budding singers of Goa have
found exposure and a strong platform on the tiatr stage to showcase their
Several tiatr directors who have worked upon their new
productions, have roped in the winners, besides the contestants of
‘GoenchoAvaz’ and thus brought many singers into the limelight. Those artistes,
after stepping on the tiatr stage for the first time, have garnered further
confidence and won easily the hearts of the tiatr audience.
The singers of today and future tiatrists of tomorrow expect a
bright future on the tiatr stage, with offers flowing from several directors
after every entry in a new tiatr. They do not expect much in terms of
remuneration from their directors, but audience appeal is their biggest reward.
Peviola and Wilma Dias from Loutulim participated in Herald’s
‘GoenchoAvaz’ 2015 edition and Peviola along with Jesmond won the second place
in the duet category. In 2016, Peviola won the third place in solo singing and
Wilma along with Anson Gomes carried away the third prize in the duet category.
“As sisters, we were
very much in tiatrs and were part of the Agnel de Borim troupe for the Kala
Academy’s annual tiatr competitions,” informed Peviola Dias. “We participated
as singers in five tiatrs of Agnel de Borim and won several prizes,” she added.
‘GoenchoAvaz’ two editions served as another platform to showcase our singing
talents and win audience appeal,” said Peviola, “and thereafter, offers
followed from many tiatr directors and today we are serving the tiatr stage
with our melodious voices.”
Recognized today as
‘duo sisters’ and ‘singing siblings’ on the tiatr stage, “except for some
directors who provide their songs to us when participating in tiatrs, most of the
songs, which have themes on love, family, word of God and Goa, carry our own
lyrics, compositions and music,” revealed Wilma Dias.
Having won audience
appeal, besides coming up to the expectations of the tiatr directors, these two
sisters wish to continue on the tiatr stage and continue rendering songs in the
form of solos, duos and trios.
Carey Fernandes from
Majorda is a born musician, with a talent for singing. He participated in
Herald’s ‘GoenchoAvaz’ 2016 edition and won the second prize in the solo
Before his entry in
the ‘GoenchoAvaz’ edition, Carey participated in Michael Gracias’ children’s
tiatr ‘Music...Music...Music’. It was presented at Tiatr Academy Goa’s
Children’s Tiatr Festival, where he played the lead role with violin on stage
and won the best actor award.
Last year, during the
Lenten season, Carey was part of Jr Reagan’s troupe and featured as a singer in
‘Happy Easter’ and of late in ‘Superstar’. Being matured as a musician, he
performed for Pal Soares’ tiatr ‘Thank You God’ and will make an entry in
Prince Jacob’s Easter production ‘EkGhor Don Chulli’ as a keyboardist.
At ‘GoenchoAvaz’ 2015
edition, Stacey Mesquita from Candolim reached the final round and thereafter
received offers in around 20 musical shows across Goa, mostly in south Goa. She
admits that her talent was recognized and ‘GoenchoAvaz’ served as a good
platform for success in future on the tiatr stage.
During school days,
Stacey was part of Tomazinho Cardozo’s dramatic troupe and participated in 4
productions at Kala Academy’s tiatr competitions. Thereafter, she joined Matias
Mascarenhas’ troupe and was part of another 4 productions.
Taking note of young
and budding talent, Milagres de Chandor roped in Stacey in four of his
productions and it was a big leap on the professional stage. She was also part
of Menino de Bandar’s troupe in tiatr ‘Visvas’, where she rendered a solo as a
rich tribute to noted actor, late Antonette de Calangute.
During the season of
Lent, as a singer, Stacey also found a place for herself in Jr Reagan’s shows
‘Happy Easter’ and ‘Superstar’. “Entry into tiatrs is only a golden opportunity
to showcase and grow in your in-born talent,” she says.
also received an offer in a Konkani film, which is due to be released by
year-end. After wide exposure in tiatrs and musical shows, she feels quite
confident to face the tiatr audience and rendition of songs is just the right
cup of tea for her.
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