Doha: A senior police officer in Goa Deputy Superintendent of Police Sammy Tavares has been dubbed as a ‘Singing Cop’ thanks to his two music albums – Police Porjek (Police for Public) and Desak Bhettoi (Offer it to the Country).
After a resounding success with his music albums, Tavares has now turned his attention of passing on a social message through Goa’s most popular art form – tiatr, a Konkani form of drama.
The drama entitled Aplea Bhurgeam Sangatak (With Your Children) will be held in Doha in the 3rd week of September and is been organised by Doha Goans Sports Club.
The drama was recently released in Goa with a resounding start and after that, the same had been staged in all the major cities of Goa.
After capturing hearts of thousands of tiatr lovers in Goa, the director and the performing troupe promised to conquer the hearts of tiatr lovers in Doha, Dubai and Kuwait.
Tavares said his drama is a must-watch for all the families, in the circumstances of fading family values.
“The script is on family lives. It depicts how values among the youngsters are degrading with every passing day,” he said.
His two music albums – Police Porjek (Police for Public) and Desak Bhettoi (Offer it to the Country), he claims, were hit amongst the Konkani music lovers. My current tiatr, he said, is dedicated to each Goan family as it has a strong message both for parents and children.
Tavares, who has a service record of 23 years, said that the drama can make difference, if audience takes the message back home, seriously.
He has not only scripted and directed the drama but has also penned the lyrics of songs for the tiatr.
He further said that releasing tiatr was also to keep alive the Goan tradition.
Tiatrs, which are mostly concerning social issues confronting the people, are performed live on stages with tiatrists demonstrating a high degree of social awareness at various places.
Besides the regular commercial shows, it is held as part of the celebrations of nearly every church and chapel feast in the State.
Further details of the show can be collected from any committee member of Doha Goans Sports Club