'Konkani Unplugged' released, paying tribute to Ulhas Buyao

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 12 November 2014 21:56 IST

‘Konkani Unplugged,’ a music album by noted music composer and singer Sidhanath Buyao, was released at the hands of Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies Srinivas Dempo, at Ravindra Bhavan in Margao on last Saturday.

The release function was followed with live performance by Sidhanath Buyao & Swapnil Bandodkar with Bollywood musicians from Mumbai.

Fatorda MLA Vijay Sardesai, Goa’s NRI Commissioner Dr. Wilfred Mesquita, singer Swapnil Bandodkar, eminent Konkani writer and lyricist Adv. Uday Bhembre, lyricist Saiesh Panandicar, Nandan Hegde Desai and Sanjay Borkar, musicians Rishi Chanda, Nirmalya Dey and Yatin Talaulikar, Rutvik Buyao, Agnelo Cardoz, Surgei Godhina and Agnelo D’Silva were present on the occasion.

President of Konkani Bhasha Mandal Chetan Acharya was also present.

Speaking on the occasion Dempo said that Konkani language is rich and music makes it richer. He also praised the work of Goem Shahir Ulhas Buyao and his son Sidhanath, who is continuing legacy of music.

“It is really good that Rutvik Buyao, son of Sidhanath, has also played drums in this album. Music legacy of this family is continuing to the new generation and this is the best example of it.’’ Dempo said.

Vijay Sardesai, independent MLA from Fatorda, also praised the work of Buyao and said that Konkani language should reach to the heights in all sector.

“It is strange that Goan minister take oath in Marathi, though they speak Konkani at home. Konkani lovers should take note of such ministers.’’ Sardesai said.

Swapnil Bandodkar said he enjoyed all the songs in this 16th album released by Buyao.

 

The live performance named as “Tribute to Goem Shahir Ulhas Buyao’ of Konkani songs by Swapnil and Sidhanath was appreciated by the audience.

The revolutionary song written by late Manoharrai Sardesai and Goem Shahir Ulhas Buyao are also included in this album.

Along with Ajit Kadkade singers like Swapnil Bandodkar, Bela Shende, Vaishali Samant, Savaniee Ravindra, Jaanavi Prabhu Arora - Mumbai & Anita D’Souza from Mangalore have sung for the album.

Buyao has also introduced Puja Dalvi, a Goan singer in this album. He too has sung songs and duet on theme Krishna and Christa, along with Pt. Kadkade.

CDs of the album will be soon made available on Cash on Delivery basis and available at few stores.

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