KCWA’s Vocal Touch – First of its kind in Kuwait
Kuwait: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) in association with Melodia Voice Studio, Dubai held “Vocal Touch – A Voice Workshop” for Adults and Children on 20 May at the Indian Public School Auditorium, Salmiya.
This workshop is the first of its kind for Mangalorean Konkans residing in Kuwait. The main intention of this workshop is to bring awareness to children and teenagers about the basic knowledge of singing, to bring out their real hidden talent, to help them gain more confidence, to learn techniques for presenting themselves on stage for a professional outcome.
The Adults’ session was held from 10 am to 12 noon and the Children’s session from 2 pm to 4 pm. The event began with MC Deepak Andrade welcoming all music lovers to the workshop. Harry Fernandes recited the opening prayer followed by escorting the guest/presenter Joseph Moras LTCL – Voice Coach and Choral Director, Melodia -Voice Studio Dubai by general secretary Louis D’Costa and vice president Freya Saldanha. A brief profile of Joseph Moras was presented to the participants. Vice president Freya Saldanha welcomed the guest and participants and wished success to the event.
Joseph Moras, who has vast experience in the field of music, shared various aspects of singing. He explained techniques of healthy singing, focus on posture and breath management, physical exercise to attain good posture, breathing exercises, voice warm up exercises, instructions on Articulation, Diction and Communication in singing and how to take care of the voice. 63 Adults and 39 Children participated in the workshop. A special session was held for the 12 GVOM Season-5 Semifinalists.
Overall it was a golden experience for the lucky ones who attendees. The participants were grateful for this opportunity given by KCWA. As per the feedback received from the participants, they requested more of this workshop and asked for a full day session next time. A certificate of participation was distributed to all participants.
In the closing ceremony, Joseph Moras was presented with a memento. In his message, Joseph Moras thanked KCWA for inviting him and requested that more talents are encouraged in the future. Steven Rego delivered the vote of thanks.
Pics By: Alban D’Souza