Ravindra Bhavan Margao in association with banglanatak dot com recently organised a music concert of Cyprus-based band Monsieur Doumani along with the best performances of the 24th edition of Goa Yuva Mahotsav, at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
The programme began with an instrumental fusion by students of Ravindra Kelekar Dnyanmandir, Margao.
Monsieur Doumani, a trio of Antonis Antonious (Tzouras), Angelos Lonas (Guitar) and Demetris Yiasemiders (Trombone, Flute) presented Cypriot songs inspired by contemporary society and its shaky conditions. The 45-minute presentation consisted of traditional Cypriot pieces in a style that is distinctly its own.
Besides this there were folk dances presented by colleges and youth groups. Government College, Sankhali presented the morulo dance; Government College Khandola performed Jugalbandi – a musical fusion; PES College Ponda presented the traditional musal dance; Katamgal Dada Pangad, Ponda presented a trio on the ill effects of addictions and Yuva Prabhat, a group from Margao, presented a dance.
Present for the inaugural programme were minister for agriculture, town and country planning, Vijay Sardesai; chairman of Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Prashant Naik; vice chairman, Saish Poi Palondikar and chief coordinator of banglanatak dot com, Amitava Bhattacharya. [NT]