TAG introduces new award category at Konkani Song and Music Awards 2009
Awards for Best Male Singer, Best Female Singer, Best Lyricist are regular features at award functions, however at the Konkani Song and Music Award 2009, for the first time, a Best Audio Album was declared.
Winners in each category were awarded prize money of Rs 10,000, a certificate and an award, with the exception of the Best Audio Album, which was given a special prize of Rs 20,000.
The Best Male Singer award, 2009 went to Anthony San for his song ‘Pai ani Put’ from the album ‘Nanv Vosto Tiatrist’ while the Best Female Singer, 2009 was Nephie Rod for the song ‘Mirchi’ from the album ‘Valley of Colorz’. Lawry Travasso won the award for Best Lyricist, 2009 for the song ‘Manngeachim Dukam’ from the album ‘Devak Donation Naka’. The Best Music Composer, 2009 was awarded to Sidhanath Buyao for the song ‘Chandrim Mama’ from the album ‘Valley of Colorz’. And the award in the newly introduced category of Best Audio Album, 2009 went to Neville Pereira for ‘Nisha’.
Chief Guest, Dr Colaco appreciated the efforts of the artists. He praised Mr Cardozo for his hard work that he felt would definitely account for the progress of the regional language. Commenting that it was nice to hear that research and documentations of the 100-year-old tiatr were on, Dr Colaco added that there was a need for the documentation Konkani songs too.
Every artist expressed his happiness and gratitude to the academy.
Recently the Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG) had organised the Konkani Song and Music Award 2009. Speaking on the occasion the president of TAG, Mr Tomazinho Cardozo, Said that the aim behind organising the event was to promote Konkani songs.