Newskarnataka – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi: KCO’s annual event ‘Fiesta 2014’, a splendid show held at Abu Dhabi Country Club on Friday, May 23, which unfurled Mangalorean and Goan audience.
The programme commenced at 11.15 am with a prayer lead by Rupert Vaz and Renny Lobo followed by KCO‘s theme welcome song rendered by KCO members.
Dr. Prashanthraj entertained audience with the song “Meri Sapnoki Rani” followed by the queen of Melody – Nephie Rod crooning her first song “Kantar Korun”. The new upcoming talents in Konkani Music Melvin and Joshal sung “Sayyoni” and “Muje Kaliz Mogar Podlam” to delight the audience. Adrian Gomes with his young son Alston Joel Gomes who had specially flown in from Kuwait for the event provided background music.
Between the intervals Sanngon Mugdan fame artists Pradeep Barboza, Deepak Paladka and Asumptha Montheiro presented some rib tickling jokes, which left the audience into roars of laughter.
Goa’s “Sky High” band gave an impetus to the audience to invade the dance floor for the beat of their superb foot tapping music and rendition of western, Hindi and Konkani songs.
KCO President Valerian Almeida, in his welcome speech, highlighted KCO’s achievements and explained why this kind of event is important for them to meet their requirements and to finance their charitable causes. He thanked the sponsors, well wishers, supporters and the audience for the unstinted support throughout these years. The sponsors, well wishers, the performers as well as media were honored during the session.
Moreover, Konkani, English and Hindi songs were sung by the artists like Nephie, Dr. Prashantraj, Melvin and Joshal. The singers also rendered ever popular Hindi songs including the recent hits.
Professional Russian dancers from the Viva International Dance Group won the hearts of audience with their superb performance.
The auction was conducted by the Leslie Rego to generate funds for KCO’s projects. A raffle draw was also conducted and valuable gifts were given away. There were spot prizes throughout the day. Inez D’Cunha was the anchor for the raffle draw and honoured the sponsors.
The evening session had dance, raffle draws, auctions and nonstop masala provided by the ever popular “Sky High” band.
Leslie Rego mastered the ceremony. Besides, a sumptuous buffet lunch was served during the day.
With these star-studded performers “Fiesta 2014” was proved to be one of the finest shows ever held in Abu Dhabi and it added another feather in the already glittering cap of Konkani Cultural Organization (KCO).
This event showcased the unity and organizational capabilities of KCO members who worked hand in hand for the success of this show. In organizing the event of this magnitude KCO has confirmed their superiority and their capability in providing quality entertainment programmes to continue their mission in helping the needy students in their higher studies and for other social causes.