Buyao Rocks Konkani, the latest album from Buyao Theatres Goem was released at a glittering programme held at Pai Tiatrist auditorium, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on Thursday evening.
PWD Minister Churchill Alemao who released the album reiterated his support to Konkani and its protagonists specially the tiatrists while Sidhanath Buyao who has produced the album confessed that in this album he has tried a different genre of music.
The CD release was preceded by a musical programme paying tribute to founder of Buyao Theatres, Goem, Goem Sahir late Ulhas Buyao whose songs were sung by Sidhanath Buyao and Nephie Rod.
The different types of songs including devotional, love songs, songs on nature and even the songs composed by late Ulhas Buyao during the historic opinion Poll were sung. The political songs went down well with the crowd and Sidhanath’s ditty questioning Churchill using foreign players evoked a spontaneous cheer from the crowd.
Sidhanath disclosed that through social networking site Facebook and through SMS he had already received 3,000 orders for the CD thereby making it a commercial success even before its official release.
Nephie Rod, Prince Jacob, Roshan, Akashada Talaulikar, Anita Samson from Mangalore and Sidhanath Buyao have sung the songs in the album. While Shridhar Kamat has written the lyrics of five songs, John Aguiar penned the lyrics of two of which one song is on ‘Feni’.
The album has rock music besides also using the western beats of twist, jive, etc and fusing them with Indian rhythm and that is the reason why it is marketed as a fusion album.
The CD release function was followed by a truly entertaining Konkani musical show that had leading artistes from Konkani stage either singing or enacting comedy skits.
The programme was set rolling by Prince Jacob and Humbert’s comedy skit and subsequently, Ben Evangelist, Sally and Brian Fernandes enacted two different skits.
Lawry Travasso was the first to belt out a fast paced number and was followed by Nephi Rod singing Chris Perry’s compositions that were originally sung by Lorna, which she said was her tribute to the great artistes and also two songs that were originally sung by Usha Aiyar now better known as Usha Uthup.
Other singers were Roshan, Xavier Gomes, Marcus Vaz, Clarissa and Benzer. Anthony San along with Nephie Rod presented a duet about Mangalore and Goa while Peter and Roshan sang a duet about Goa and Mumbai and Willy and Steffi’s duet was on how to tread in love.
But it was Francis de Tuem’s song on the shenanigans of Goa police and Brian Fernandes comic song on Goan politicians’ role at his wedding that had the crowd asking for encore.
Besides these artistes, Mother Tereza Brass Band from Honaver kept the crowd entertained with the Konkani songs they played and Nach Sobann dancers from Mangalore set the stage on fire with the agile moves to three songs from the newly released album.