Tulu Koota Kuwait organized the annual musical concert, Rasamanjari – 2014 at Kamel Al-Rayes auditorium of American International School in Maidan Hawally on the evening of 16 May at 4 pm.
Around a thousand members gathered to listen to soul-stirring music from some well-known singers from Mangalore, admire dazzling dances by talented children and laugh at highly enjoyable skits. Shri Shubashis Goldar, Deputy Chief of Mission and Chief Public Information Officer was the chief guest of the evening. This tradition has been started in 2002 to promote the language and celebrate Mangalorean culture, as well as bring together all members as a family.
Compère of the musical event was famous RJ Zahir Ahmed, whose upbeat personality was a lively presence on stage. Prominent artists from Mangalore, Nakul Abhyankar of Zee TV ‘Saregama’ fame, folk song sensation Kalavathi Dayanand and multilingual performer, Anitha D’Souza entertained with popular musical numbers. In between the dance numbers, members of the organizations prepared Tulu skits that bought smiles on everyone’s faces.
Anitha D’Souza spoke to the The Times before her performance, and conveyed a special message to her fans, “Just love music, like people and enjoy your life!” All participants and sponsors were felicitated with plaques of appreciation for their support in the program.