Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas to be held on 25th July
Tiatr Academy Goa will organize its monthly programme ‘Somplolea Tiatristancho Ugddas’ dedicated to the memories of the tiatr artistes who are no more living and who have contributed immensely for the development of tiatr in the past. The artistes who were born in a particular month will be remembered in the programme. The artistes of yester years who were born in the month of July are A.M.B. Rose, Alexinho de Candolim, Domnick Vaz, Carmo Rod, Fr. Freddy J. Da Costa, Antonio Moraes, Joao Inacio D’Souza and Thomas Aguelino Fernandes (Peter Champion).
In order to remember these artistes a special programme is organized on Wednesday, 25th July 2012 at 4:45 pm at the Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
On this occasion veteran tiatr artistes Shri. John Claro Fernandes and Former President of TAG Shri. Tomazinho Cardozo will speak on the works of these late artistes.
The contribution of these stalwarts of the tiatr stage in brief is:-
Ambrosio Carlisto Piedade Fernandes who was popularly known as A.M.B. Rose hails from Aldona and was the father of legendary singer Alfred Rose. Born on 31st July 1899 A.M.B. Rose contributed immensely for the tiatr stage mainly as a character actor, acting in tiatrs directed by almost all the stalwarts of tiatr stage. He himself staged two of his own productions ‘Ghatkeponnacho Inam’ and ‘Jadu’. He died on 6th April 1982.
Alexinho de Candolim
Incidently next year it happens to be the 100th Birth Anniversar of Alexinho de Candolim. Alexinho Fernandes known as Alexinho de Candolim hails from Candolim, Bardez Goa. Born on 9th July 1913 he wrote, directed and staged about 26 tiatrs. His most popular tiatrs were ‘Goycho Posorkar’, ‘Ram Ram Bauji’, ‘To Bhavtto Dhormacho’ and ‘Amchea Xetachi Pavnni’. A progressive writer and director of his times Shri. Alexinho de Candolim died on 16th July 1963.
Domnick Vaz a fine composer and a singer hails from Varca, Salcete Goa. Born on 6th July 1929 Domnick Vaz contributed a lot for the development of tiatr particularly to songs ‘Kantaram’. His songs were meaningful and people always appreciated his singing. He also composed songs for many audio cassettes which became hit.
Carmo Rod was also a prominent singer of tiatr stage. Born on 16th July 1939 Carmo Rod hailed from Assolna, Salcete Goa. He had a beautiful voice and could sing songs in Konkani as well as in English. Because of his attractive voice he was requested to sing the immortal number ‘Nach Atanche’ from the film ‘Nirmonn’. During Opinion Poll in 1967 Carmo Rod sang a solo ‘Don Panam’ which aroused feelings among the true Goans. He expired on 13th August 1975.
Fr. Freddy J. Da Costa
Fr. Freddy J. Da Costa, a Catholic priest and a great lover of Konkani was a talented writer. Born on 20th July 1953 and hailing from Varca, Fr. Freddy was a founder member of Dalgado Konknni Akademi and published a magazine named ‘Gulab’ in Konkani in Romi Script which have become very popular among the Goans world wide. He has written and produced hit tiatrs like ‘Niz Mog’, ‘Utt Goykara’, ‘Ghorabo’, ‘Khata Pita Dev Dita’ and has produced a number of Konkani audio albums namely ‘Goychem Git’, ‘Niz Mog’, ‘Jivit’, ‘Goycho Manddo’, ‘Mother Theresa’, etc.
Born on 13th July 1924 at Benaulim has dedicatedly served the Konkani stage particularly the Khell-Tiatr stage for many years. He has been a very good director, musician and a writer. He had written and directed more than 50 Khell-Tiatrs some of which are ‘Sorg’, ‘Mhojim Bhurgim, ‘Onupkari Put’, etc. He was an excellent player of trumpet, drum and base guitar and was awarded Goa State Cultural Award for music in 2006-2006.
Joao Inacio D’Souza
Born on 2nd July 1921 Joao Inacio D’Souza hailed Vasco da Gama, Goa. A very good singer as composed and sung Konkani kantaram.
Thomas Aguelino Fernandes (Peter Champion)
One of the most versatile comedians of tiatr stage Peter Champion hailed from Cortalim and was born on 21st July 1932. He was also known for his comedy solos and was member of the group ‘Young Stars of Goa’ of his times. Peter Champion has also written and produced tiatrs and ‘Bacro Kut Zalem?’ was one of his famous tiatr.
Santa Cruz, a well-known tiatr artiste will
present some of the songs of these late artistes.
Tiatr lovers are requested to attend in large numbers.