Saturday, March 21, 2009
Retro classics by Keith Antao - Kingfisher Voice of Goa '09 at Down The Road
Mar 19, 2009 08:00 PM to Mar 19, 2009
Event duration: 04:00 hrs
Down The Road Pub
Down The Road Patto, Next to old Patto Bridge Panjim
Goa - 403001
MARGAO - Keith Antao from Uttorda was crowned the Kingfisher Voice of Goa at a glittering fun-filled event at Go Karting track on November 9, while Charuta Joshi from Margao won the Indian language category at the fourth edition of the talent search competition.
The Member of Parliament from South Goa, Mr Francisco Sardinha was the chief guest; the chairperson of GTDC, Mr Shyam Satardeker; the vice president of Kingfisher,
Mr Govind Tiwari, besides top officials from Kingfisher were present at the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sardinha expressed happiness that the talent hunt, which has been going on for the last four year had given exposure to many young aspiring Goans and hoped that the event will continue in the years to come. He urged the participants to make maximum use of their talent and take the legacy of Goan musicians all over the world.
The highlight of the event was guest performance by Krishna Kumar Kunnath or simply K K who enthralled the 2,000 odd audiences who swayed and danced to some of the popular songs by celebrated artist. The event also saw the release of a 'single' by Dr Varun Carvalho called Amchem Goem by the vice president of Kingfisher. Dr Carvalho later performed the single live, penned by him. It speaks about the beauty of Goa and the need to preserve it.
The winner of kingfisher voice of Goa won cash prize of Rs 50,000 besides a year's contract with the company to perform at various places over the next year.
THE NAVHIND TIMES / 11-11-2008
The finals of the fourth Voice of Goa (English round) competition was held on Sunday. Lesima Gomes.(TOI Photo)
This year too brought in a shoal of talented musicians from across Goa. Of the 10 semi-finalist, Francis-Leo Vaz, Keith Antao and Celine Trellis made it to the final round. Though all three sizzled with their voices, judges Sergei Godinho, Ravi Coutinho and celebrity judge and singer KK opted for Keith Antao as this year’s winner.
The crowd was also treated to a special performance by the singer, who belted out hit songs from various popular Hindi films. Music band Lynx also performed as fillers. Chief guest Fransisco Saldanha was seen enjoying the performances, as he was all smiles for the cameras.
The night in Nuvem saw an impressive crowd who battled the winter chill to come and cheer the contestants. Among them were Ivo Coutinho, Narendra Patkar ad Ujjwal Gaur. Johnny Rebello of Beethovan’s Beat group, Danny Monteiro and their wives were also spotted having a good time.
UCU-Kuwait honours 'Voice of Goa 2008'
By Gaspar Almeida
Kuwait, March 8, 2009: The winner of 'Kingfisher Voice of Goa 2008' singer Keith Jack Antao was honoured by United Club of Utorda-Kuwait for his great achievement, on 6th March 2009 in Kuwait City. Keith is on a short family visit to Kuwait. On behalf of the Utodd'dekar villagers, Konkani poet and writer, Nakhas Borkar congratulated Keith Antao for achieving this success and making his fellow Utodd'dekars proud and put forth his plans to Keith to organize special music classes in Utorda to promote this very precious talent which God has blessed in abundance.
Francisco (Chequinho) Fernandes, UCU President honoured Keith Antao with a plaque on behalf of Utodd'dekars based in Kuwait and UCU executive member Menino Monteiro presented a valuable gift as a token of appreciation on behalf of United Club of Utorda-Kuwait. Apart from the beautiful voice, Keith has been gifted with many other talents - he plays the lead guitar, the organ and the violin and is equally good in sports too.
Keith Antao is an active member of the Utorda parish choir. His spontaneous beautiful smile is a bonus point in all his achievements. In his speech Nakhas Borkar reminded the Utorda community and Goans at large that "2008 a very blessed year to all Utod'dekars for some of the proud moments happened in the history of Utorda in a very significant way on the arts and cultural scenario.
On September 8th for the very first time village apex body United Club of Utorda released a book 'Aitaracheo Katkutleo' written by the son of the soil Konkani poet, writer and UCU adviser Lino B. Dourado and on September 20th another Konkani book released 'Iad Tuji' (written by Borkar himself). On 12th October ‘Jivit’, the Konkani monthly magazine conferred the ‘Best Humorous Konkani Writer 2008’ award on the Kuwait-based goa-world.com team member Lino B. Dourado. In the All Goa Mando Festival 2008, ‘Harmonizer’s Choir of Utorda' won the first prize in Senior and Profession level category organized by the Goa Arts and Cultural Social Centre, Bonicio Vitorin Pereira bagged the prestigious first prize in best Tiatr script writer competition organized by Goa Konkani Academy (GKA) in memory of Pai Tiatrist 'Joao Agostinho Fernandes’ and popular singer Marcus Vaz (ex-Kuwait) was bestowed the prestigious late Jack de Sequeira Award'.
It was also a great honour for senior veteran Uttordekar tiatr writer-director Master Vaz who was called to inaugurate the “Tiatr Academy of Goa” in the presence of Goa’s Chief Minister Digamber Kamat, the academy’s nominated president Tomazinho Cardozo in the midst of a galaxy of the members of the Konkani stage. Master Vaz was also honoured by the Government of Goa among scores of other veteran members of the tiatrist fraternity a few weeks ago”.
UCU adviser Lino B. Dourado compeered the function while UCU General Secretary Richard Socorro Rodrigues proposed a vote of thanks and gratefully acknowledged the Lord Almighty for blessing Keith Antao with abundant talents and wished him every success in all his future endeavours.
The popular annual event “Kingfisher Voice of Goa” is being organised for the last four years in a row which is a singing competition that recognises and encourages fresh talents in Goa and awards cash prizes and other incentives. The competition draws hundreds of young talented singers which acts as a springboard for instant recognition and is also one of the several major events for the visiting tourists to Goa.
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From: joe dsouza
Subject: Re: [Konkani-Music] UCU-Kuwait honours 'Voice of Goa 2008' Keith Antao
Cc: "Goa's Pride www.goa-world.com"
Date: Monday, March 9, 2009, 2:41 AM
Many Many congragulation's to you may your fame spread all over the world and a special thanks to your parents without them this would have not been possible and a lots lots thanks to all you UCU KUWAIT for inspiring keith
May (OUR MOTHER VAILANKANI) bless all our Goan brothers & give them good spirit of making name all over the world.
The United Club of Utorda - Kuwait
And all the Utordekars based in Kuwait
Wish Keith Jack Antao
A very pleasant holiday in Kuwait
We Congratulate him
For winning the prestigious
'Voice of Goa 2008'
Can contact (Keith) on this tel. number 23720619
Mar 1, 2009
TO OUR DEAREST SON
FOR WINNING PRESTIGIOUS
“VOICE OF GOA”
“MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS BE REALITIES IN YOUR LIFE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GUIDE YOU THROUGH EVERY STEP OF YOUR LIFE”
WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!
LOTS OF LOVE
Papa SALVADOR ANTAO
Mama ESTELLA ANTAO
LORRAINE LOURDES ANTAO &
FAYE ROSE ANTAO
GABRIEL CRUZ VADDO, UTORDA – GOA.