Dubai: Newskarnataka.com in association with Aankri.com and Royal Institute of Music and Arts presented an amazing and unique event Geet-Gazaal. The show had Konkani poet Wilson Kateel fondly known as WK, sharing his life story with his fans that included his poetic journey with a blend of his poems, songs and stories.
The event was kickstarted by welcoming poet Wilson Kateel with traditional Konkan Taram Brass Band, Dubai. Floyd Kiran welcomed all guests, audience and poet Wilson Kateel to the show. Wilson Kateel was escorted to the stage along with Sannu Monis. The show began with Wilson reading out his poetry. Sannu Monis made the event interesting with an interactive session with Wilson Kateel. Wilson shared many happy and memorable moments he had in his life so far and how his experiences blend with his poems and writings.
Wilson Kateel has penned lyrics for many Konkani movies and albums. UAE’s promising singers Aenson Mathias, Avith Lobo, Kiran Rodrigues, Melwyn D'Souza, Anil Rodrigues, Cresilla Rodrigues. Sabitha Mathais, Prima D'Souza, Godwin & Anitha Dsouza, Jeevan & Prathima Vas, Dony & Asha Correa rendred his songs melodiously. Band Open High led by Joston Pereira comprising Eldrich D'Souza, Joshua D'Souza, Prima D'Souza, Jaison D'Souza and Fred Roshan performed live music taking the audience on a lyrical journey of Wilson Kateel’s songs.
Janet Sequeira, Vernon & Venicia, Marwin & Melissa presented beautifully choreographed dances to the tunes of Kankna, Tunch Tum and Kenna Kenna songs respectively.
As a special attraction, Katha Rang, a presentation on WK’s poems was presented by Darrel & Melwyn team in a most appealing way. They chose "Father" as the theme of the event taking the audience on an emotional ride.
Wilson Pinto and team presented Gumta Naad, a presentation of Wilson’s Gumta songs. This rare presentation with the traditional musical instrument Gumta enthralled the audience.
The show was powered by NewsKarnataka.com. Leo Rodrigues, Managing Director of Al Mazroui & Clevy Auto Services LLC, Abu Dhabi; Walter D'Almeida, Managing Director of Regal Furnishings & Storage Systems LLC, Abu Dhabi; Joseph Mathias, Managing Director of Merit Freight shipping LLC, Dubai; Valerian Dalmeida, Managing Director of Quick Accounting Services; James Mendonsa, Managing Director of Reliable Fabricators, Dubai; Stephan Menezes, Managing Director of Reach Me Advertising & Distribution LLC, Dubai; Canara Restaurant were other major sponsors of the event. Jerald Lobo of Pacific Ocean LLC; Kishoo Barkur and Lawrence Mendonca supported the event as associate sponsors. Also several fans of WK from the audience supported the event with song sponsorships.
The organisers displayed Wilson’s short poems in a unique way by framing them as portraits hung on the walls. This created a sensation of sorts with many people booking the frames.
The guests felicitated Wilson Kateel by presenting him a shawl, Peta, gift basket, flower garland, memento and appreciation letter. All sponsors honoured WK with great respect. On behalf of team Geet-Gazaal, Nanu Marol honoured all sponsors with mementos as a token of gratitude.
Wilson thanked everyone who had supported his journey thus far. Sannu Monis expressed his gratitude to the Konkani music fraternity and literature lovers for making Geet-Gazaal a successful event.
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