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Abdonio enlightens tiatr audience on tiatr music

Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG presenting a memento to Abdonio

It was an unusual moment for tiatr audience on 24th February 2014 wherein Goa’s well-known and popular drummer of his times Shri Abdonio Rodrigues put light on the different aspects of drumming during his interaction with his fans and tiatr lovers at TAG’s ‘Meet the Artiste’ programme where he was invited as the artiste of the month.

“There is lot more to learn if one wants to pursue as a professional drummer” Abdonio said while explaining the various techniques and beats in drumming.

Hailing from Curchorem, Abdonio took liking to music at a tender age of 7 and pursued further training at Mumbai in Jazz music.

Abdonio stated that besides playing for tiatrs of well-known directors like J. P. Souzalin, Alexinho de Candolim, C. Alvares, Jacinto Vaz, Remmie Colaco, M. Boyer, Alfred Rose, etc., he has also played for Konkani films, audio albums, musical shows and operas. He has also played for well-known Indian bands like Goody Servai and also for Usha Iyer.

 

Speaking further he said that music took him to far-off places like the African Continent, Barcelona (Spain), Durban, Sri Lanka, London, Singapore and many more. He also recollected memories of those times when he used to play for bands and gave performances in starred hotels of Mumbai and Goa.

After interacting with those present, Abdonio stated that there exists a bright future for youngsters to pursue the trade of drummer provided they put in dedicated hard work and a clear mindset to learn new things. He also offered his guidance to anybody who would like to make their career in music though he does not enjoy good health these days.

Recipient of the prestigious Goa State Cultural Award for his contribution to the field of music and Tiatr Academy’s Lifetime Contribution to Tiatr Stage Award, Abdonio is still enthusiastic when the topic of music is discussed wherever he is around.

Prominent among those present were tiatr artistes Jessie Dias, Sharon Mazarello, Rico Rod, Wilson Mazarello, Eddie Mascarenhas, Marcus Vaz, etc.

Earlier Shri. Jacob Fernandes, President of TAG welcomed the gathering and later presented a memento to Abdonio as a remembrance of the day.

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