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‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore' season 4- Kuwait Semifinals
September 7, 2014, 11:51 am

Date: Friday, 19  September 
Location: The American International School auditorium 

After the stupendous success of three seasons of 'Gulf Voice of Mangalore' - a mega Konkani singing talent hunt show, Youth Recreation Center- Kuwait is all geared up to host the semifinals of GVOM Season 4 from 5 pm onwards. One male and one female finalist from Kuwait will be selected on this day and they will be participating in the grand finale to be held in Muscat- Oman, on 7th November 2014 for the coveted title of GVOM 4. 

"YOUTH RECREATION CENTRE” (Rising Stars), is one of the popular and oldest sports club in Kuwait and has completed 36 successful years of its existence. ‘YRC’ is registered with Kuwait Indian Football Federation and also registered with Indian Embassy in Kuwait.  Konkani music field’s famous personalities Adrian Gomes, Anitha D'Souza and Prashanth Raj will be the judges for the event.  Dubai's popular Emcee, Singer, Stage artist and GVOM Season 1 runner up Donny Correa will be the compeering the event. 

After the competition enjoy melodious songs from Visiting artists Anitha D'Souza and Prashanth Raj along with previous GVOM Orson D'Souza Gladys Lorena.  Enjoy rib tickling comedy by Kuwait's popular stage artists Stephen Machado, Anil Menezes, Renny Menezes, Lucy Aranha and Rajesh Fernandes for the jokes originated by Writer/ Poet/ stage artist lancy Rodrigues.  Foot tapping dances by Desi Strikers who are popular for their theme dances and 7 piece live music by Kuwait's famous Konkani musicians under leadership of Kiran Gonsalves will be the special attraction of the day. 

The program is sponsored by Gulf Cables & Electrical Industries Co. KSC, Wings Wire Control Electrical & Contracting Co, Caersars Group of Restaurants and Confectioneries and Co sponsored by Land Trades Builders and developers, Mrs. Helen Pinto, Diab Mohd Haji Est, Sinnemar General Trading & Contracting Co, Khalil Bahman & Partners and Rapid Movers.  Daijiworld will be official media partner of the event.  Daijiworld founder Walter Nandalike will be the guest of honor and also will be monitoring the judgement process of the competition.

Started in 2008, Konkani singing talent hunt show ' Gulf Voice of Mangalore' is the biggest Konkani reality show in Middle East.  The main aim of this competition is to bring out the hidden singing talents and give them a platform for their talent.  

Started in Kuwait during 2008, GVOM Season 1 at Kuwait, Season 2 at Dubai and Season 3 at Qatar created sensation among Mangaloreans worldwide. Kuwait's singing talents have previously won the titles in all three seasons of GVOM.  Season 1 (Vinay Lewis), Season 2 Female (Gladys Lorenha), male runner-up (Warren D’Souza) and Season 3 male (Orson D'Souza) have made Kuwait proud. 

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Adrian Gomes

Born on 2nd September, Adrian Gomes is a BE graduate in Electronics & Communication along with Diploma in Telecommunication Engg.  He started his music carrier by learning accordion from Fr. Albuqerque at Fathima Retreat house.  Later he mastered Organ, Guitar, Drums and Trumpet.  He has played  Trumpet and  Drums for Kalakaar & Toofaan Orchestra in Bombay, Ashok Charan Orchestra Konkani Musical Nites of Claud D’souza, Eric Ozario in and various Konkani cassettes in Mangalore.  He has composed the music and played Keyboards, Trumpet, Accordian & Harmonica in Konkani, Hindi & Bengali albums in Kuwait and released 3 Konkani Instrumental audio cassettes named “A Tribute to the Konkani Composers” and 4th CD will be released today.

Adrian has played for most of the Konkani, Tulu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu, Punjabi shows in Kuwait and also in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain & Qatar.   He has been leading the orchestra and performing for several Hindi, Malayalam & Tamil Playback singers namely Dr. P.Susheela, Mano, Anuradha Sriram, Srinivasan, Vasundara Das, Biju Narayan, Music Director Deva, Harini, Unni Menon, Min MINI and several others visiting Kuwait.

He has also organized the shows, conducted the orchestra and played instruments for Konkani Nites of Wilfy Rebimbus, Henry D’souza, Melwyn Peris, Claud D’souza and Wilson Olivera.  He has bestowed with the titles “Sangeeth Vazanthran Shilpi” and “Konkan Tansen” by USWAS – Dubai in and Kuwait Konkans.  Adrian is popularly known as AR Rehman of Konkani for his expertise in musical field.

Dr. Prashanth Raj

Studied Medicine at Govt Mediacal College Bellary, Dr. prashanth Raj is a medical Practitioner at Vamanjoor. He is trained in Hindustani vocals and sung in more than 100 albums of Hymns & Songs in Konkani and Kannada.  He has also co produced one Hymn Album.  He has composed all songs for the album 'Thujya Gharanth'  and sung 2 hits in movie Padri.

As a student, he has taken part in many inter school, inter collegiate Singing competitions at State, National Levels and won First Place in solo singing on 3 consecutive years at Inter Parish Singing Competition. He has given shows in India, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Awarded by Konkani Kutamb Bahrain and FAMAD PERNAL Dubai. He has also done the Judging for  GVOM Season 3 semifinals at Dubai.

Anitha D'Souza:

Hailing from Bela- Kasaragod, Anitha D'Souza is a young trained singer with a Diploma and a degree in Dance (Bharathhanatyam) and Music from Sandesha College of Fine Arts, Mangalore.  She is also a Post Graduate from the Mysore University. She has done playback singing for Kannada and Konkani movies.  Apart from performing 2000 musical shows in India, she has also performed in Dubai, Sharja, Abhu Dhabi, Kuwait, Doha Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.  Anitha has rendered her voice for over 200 devotional and 500 filmy, telefilms and drama audio/video albums comprising of Hindi, English, Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Beary, Tamil and Malayalam songs.  She has also sung with almost all the Popular and World Famous Konkani Singers like Konkan Kogul Wilfy Rebimbus, Yodling King Melwyn Peris, Maand Soban Erric Ozario, Claud D'souza, Henry D'souza of Katrina song.

She is honoured with the titles 'Kala Tilaka' (by the Kerala Government) at the age of 4, 'Tulunada Gaana Kogile' and 'Vishwa Gadinada Rani Kogile' title in 2011.  She also conducts Music Classes for her talented students of all ages and also gives opportunity to the deserving students to perform in her shows. Her biggest dream is to open a School of Music and Dance 'ANITHA ACADEMY', where students will be taught all kinds of Music and Dance. She also says that Music is her life and she wants keep singing till her last breath.  She believes in the Slogan 'GOD IS LOVE, LOVE IS MUSIC'

Dony Correa

Born in Pernal, Roshan Donald Correa is an enthusiastic theatre artist with a vivid experience in Acting, Singing and Compeering.  From the college days he has shown leadership by being College people leader, president of Student's union, and president of AICUF, FAMAD Pernal, ICYM and Vice Convener of Daiji Rang Mandir.   He has acted in more than 20 Konkani, 14 Tulu, 5 Kannada dramas and 2 Yakshagana prasangas.

As a singer he has performed in several stage musical concerts in Konkani / Kannada / Tulu and Hindi.  He has also rendered voice for 3 Konkani musical albums and won UAE level singing competition.   He is the first runner of Gulf Voice of Mangalore's first season in 2008.  He has compeered more than 30 shows in Konkani and Tulu and received ‘Best Emcee’ award by St. Mary’s Konkani Community , Dubai.


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