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Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugdass/ Remembering Tiatr Artistes of Yester Years

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December 2011

‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’ a programme to remember artistes of yeaster years was organized by Tiatr Academy Goa at the Black Box of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on 22nd December 2011. The stalwards of Konkani stage who were remembered in the programme are Miss Carlota D’Souza, Nolasco Dias, Anthony Mendes, P.Nazareth, Socorro de Verna, Rosario D’Souza, Young Menezes, Rosario Dias, Andrew Fernandes, John Gomes (kokoy), Vincent de Saligao and David Rodrigues.

Shri.Tomazinho Cardozo, President of TAG in his address briefly described the important contribution of these stalwarts in promoting and developing Konkani tiatr stage, its Song & Music. Stating that programme is a sort of celebration of the gift of these stalwarts to tiatr stage, Mr.Cardozo requested the members of the audience to narrate incidents in the lives of the artistes if they are aware of any.

Saistha Thapar, the daughter of Nolasco Dias spoke few words on her father and also rendered a song. Jill Fernandes, son of Sucorro de Verna, C.D’Silva and Prince Jacob also gave important information about the lives of some of the stalwarts. However, it was Sucorro de Santa Cruz who rendered songs of Young Menezes, Anthony Mendes and Nolasco Dias to bring their memories alive among the audience. Earlier Shri.Roseferns, Vice President of TAG welcomed the audience while Joy Fernandes, Cultural Organiser compered the function and proposed a vote of thanks.

Zenith Menezes, daughter of Young Menezes, receiving a memento
Jill Fernandes, son of Socorro de Verna, rendering a song of his father


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