Udupi/Shirva: Eminent Singers on single stage in Canute Mathias’ Mega Musical Nite

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By Dr Eugene DSouza, Moodubelle
Bellevision Media Network

 Udupi/Shirva, 19 Jan 2014: In a rare event of such type for the first time in recent memory, eminent Konkani Musicians and Singers came together to regale the audience of Shirva and neighbouring regions in the Mega Musical Nite organized by dynamic Canute Mathias on the grounds of St. Mary’s Educational Institutions on Saturday, 18 January 2014 from 6.30 to 10.30 pm.


A gigantic stage with three video screens, hi-tech lighting and sound system was set up to host the stalwarts of the Konkani Music World including Henry D’Souza, Eric and Joyce Ozario, Melwyn Peris, Wilson Olivera, Maxim Pereira, Claud D’Souza, Rony D’Cunha, Kenny Zuzathe, Joy Almeida, Jonathan, Iqbal, Preema, Lavita, Monica and Canute himself, the organizer of the Mega Musical Nite. The Sun Shine Brass Band was in attendance to entertain the audience prior to the start of the mega musical event.


At 6.30 pm, the eminent singers were brought in a grand procession accompanied by the brass band who occupied a specially raised pavilion from where the audience could see their favourite singers in full view.


Following a brief welcome address by Canute Mathias, Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro, Dean of Shirva Deanery and Parish Priest of Our Lady of Health Church in his brief message congratulated Canute Mathias for organizing such a mega musical nite in a village like Shirva with the galaxy of renowned music composers and singer in the Konkani world which would provide an example to the youngster and children to appreciate the art of Konkani music and singing. He lauded the efforts taken by Canute Mathias practically single handedly in organizing such a big event and recalled his philanthropic gesture and mentioned that Canute has donated two school buses to Don Bosco School. Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro expressed his gratitude to Canute and wished him well for the mega musical nite in particular and for his musical career in general.


As the people made their way to the venue in large number, the singers in succession presented their compositions or rendered the songs composed by other eminent musicians.  Rony D’Cunha who had specially come for the mega musical nite  from Kuwait presented the song “Maka Tuje Lagim…” along with Lavita Lobo and Prima Rodrigues. Later he also sang “Vengenth Dhorun..” and “Haun Thuzo Mog Kortham..” along with Preema. Jonathan who had  arrived from Muscat and Monica from Dubai sang “Chedva Haum Thuka Dekhthana…”, the ever green Kenny Zuzathe rendered “Yo Moga Thuka Polleunk…”



In a memorable circumstance, Joy Almeida from Shirva but working in Dubai who got married and had his reception in the afternoon of Saturday, 14 January 2014, came along with his bride and became a part of the Mega Musical Nite by singing  “Anisutide…” from the renowned Kannada film “Mungaru Male”. He also along with Canute Mathias cracked some jokes.


Eric and Joyce Ozario sang their famous duet “Festha Santek..” Wilson Olivera recalled the Air India Express tragedy near Mangalore Airport on 21 May 2010 through his heart wrenching song “Air India Express…” Maxim Perieira from Angelore sang in Rock style the song “Maina…” Melwyn Peris presented his vintage song “Jane…” to the delight of the audience. Claud D’Souza, the veteran singer and dramatist sang “Wilma Maria…”


Henry D’Souza and Preema rendered the famous song composed by the former “Sondrem Udeun Ailo..” and his another composition “Ye ye Katrina….”  was sung by Canute and Monica to the applause of the audience.  Lavita Lobo presented solo “Kazarachi Praay..”


Canute Mathias, the chief organizer of the mega musical nite and who anchored the entire shoe rendered songs such as  “Vanita, Vandana, Shanlini…” composed by the “Konkan Kogul” late Wilfy Rebimbus, “Melle Polleylem…” composed by Melwyn Peris and also sang duet “Mog Zalo Fix…” along with Lavita. Iqbal rendered the Hindi song “Battamiz Dhil…”


The veteran singers were honoured in the course of the Mega Musical Nite.  Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro felicitated Maxim Pereira, Rev. Fr. Henry Vaz (OFM Cap) honoured Claud D’Souza, Rev. Fr. Louis D’Sa, Parish Priest of Mudarangadi felicitated Melwyn Peris,Irwin D’Souza-Present Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Council of Shirva honoured Eric and Joyce Ozario and Henry D’Souza was honoured by Wilson D’Souza-the next Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Council.


On this occasion the CD of Konkani Songs composed and sung by seven eminent Konkani musicians was released by Rev. Fr. Stany Tauro and Rev. Fr. Henry Vaz (OFM Cap). These seven composers and singers include-Henry D’Souza, Melwyn Peris, Claud D’Souza, Maxim Pereira, Wilson Olivers, Eric and Joyce Ozario and Kenny Zuzathe. 


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jonathan bennett, mangalore (OMAN) Thu, January-23-2014, 12:26
To sit behind the tv screen and comment is very easy but to organize a show and walk up on the stage and sing is a great thing hats off to canute for organizing such a awesome show and hats off to all the legends and pro singers for rocking the show .
Anil Lobo, Mangalore Wed, January-22-2014, 11:26
Organizing show is very difficult and some jealous people comment and vomit their jealousy. Canute, millions watched your show online and a 5 people commenting. Does it really matter to you? Go ahead buddy, Continue what you are doing. Bringing 3000 people and Artisit at the same venue from in and around Mangalore, Dubai, Oman is not a Joke. Whoever commented badly, should try and make a show, soon. All artist were good. Sir Henry , a Big Salute to you, if at all you read this comment.
Thushara Kuruvitage, Sri Lanka Wed, January-22-2014, 5:55
Congratulations Canute and your whole team and your wellwishers and your supporters. Watched the show online. Monica Valdar, you are the best for entertaining the audience. Keep it up and we Sri Lankans are always there to support your Talent. Keep Shining. You shall rock again soon in a Mega Sri Lankan Musical show soon in Dubai. Regards from all your friends here in Sri Lanka.
Arthur D Souza, Mangalore Wed, January-22-2014, 1:17
Yes I agree Canute should chose his singers well. A professional singer will make sure the lyrics as well as the diction is perfect!. My 11 year old nephew sings Kathrina with proper lyrics! Henry must have been most hurt to see his song being messed up! All the best Canute for your new ventures. Thanks to Bellevision for the coverage. Appreciated.
Ashley, Shirwa Tue, January-21-2014, 10:57
First of all how can he call it a Canutes spectacular show? There were not even two songs of his own, the show was from various artists, his role was only of a event organizers who brings people together, His MC was big flop, need to work out a lot if he wants to continue doing it. He has done a show in his name with song from other artist. Some senior singers were really good but the mc was to slow and took the flow out of the show, and as rightly said by some Monica was not fire on stage but joke on stage, I don t know how do these even belong to the league of singers. Eric Joyce, Perris, Henryab, Rony, Maxim, Wilson were good but mismanagement and MC has put shadow on even thier performance. You can call it a konkani music show but not Canute s show, Canute s contribution to the show was only in financial terms and not performance or content wise. Great legends should think twice before agreeing to perform for such events.
chris gomes, shirva, dubai Tue, January-21-2014, 8:27
Jyothika Shenoy, Udupi Tue, January-21-2014, 12:15
Can we see by the positive side of it, just have a glance at the stage picture.its incredible..very professionally set. As for the show itself I have no right to comment having not witnessed it, however please refrain coming in the way of somebody s passion. Each of them out there were there for a reason. In case a few moments of the show were not upto the mark according to you, leave it..whats the big deal. As for the artists its upto each of them to realize if they are really doing justice to represent the event or precisely the stage itself as I believe for an artist the stage is and should be sacred. I might have sounded a bit too much however this is what I believe.
Prakash Correa, Mangalore Tue, January-21-2014, 12:24
Mr.Naveen D Souza, It was a musical nite...to show your singing talent and not to show your entertainment skills. Please get your facts clear ! Entertainment should accompany a good voice too...
Lily Monteiro, Mangalore Tue, January-21-2014, 12:16
Mr.Naveen D Souza Mangalore...sorry to say this, but looks like your ability to judge a beautiful voice is truly limited. Monica Walder was a total disaster on stage...be it her first song or Kathrina. They made a complete disaster of the lyrics of such a wonderful and historic song. Mr. Arthur is right while saying how such people get featured on the singing list !!! Canute, you need to choose your singers well !
Joy Lewis, Mangalore / London, UK Mon, January-20-2014, 3:32
Mr. Arthur D Souza wile commenting please be a proper judge, even Joyce Ozerio Wilson Olivera Sang well. I really didn t understand concept of this show. Is it to Highlight Top Composers of Konkani or to highlight Canute?
Naveen Dsouza, Mangalore Mon, January-20-2014, 7:57
Show was good with a few good songs. Monica Walder proved her entertainment skills with her Kathrina live, a complete package of entertainment. Such talents are the Jewels of any live shows. Canute Hats-off. Have more such shows in future
Arthur D Souza, Mangalore Mon, January-20-2014, 2:31
The show was good. Enjoyed. Good to hear legends like Henry, Eric, Claud, Melwin, Rony and Preema. Rest of the singers were okay. Fire on stage was no fire at all!!! Wonder how such people feature in the singing list!. Overall good show. Shirva rocks. Thanks Canute
John Peter Fernandes, Moodubelle/Nottingham UK Sun, January-19-2014, 4:06
Congratulations Canute Organising such a Beautiful show. Hope you all enjoyed.
Godwin, Mangalore Sun, January-19-2014, 1:57
This was not mega event just a Rony D'Cunha nite!! he sang so many songs and all other singers sang only one or two songs. This was really bad arrangement. We had come to see the legends singing but Rony D'Cunha made his own show with singing as many as 8 songs!!
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