First of its Kind ‘World Konkani Music Awards’ to be held in Bambolim-Goa on 7 February 2020

First of its Kind ‘World Konkani Music Awards’ to be held in Bambolim-Goa on 7 February 2020


Mangaluru : Addressing the media persons during a press meet held at Mangaluru Press Club, Allen Vaz, founder World Konkani Music Awards (WKMA) said, “The First Edition of World Konkani Music Awards (WKMA) 2020 powered by Transformatrix LLP and in association with Mandd Sobhann, Mangaluru will be presented at Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Bambolim, Goa, on Friday, 7 February 2020. WKMA is an award exclusive for the Konkani Music Fraternity and is backed by an advisory panel of well-known personalities. The esteemed panel of jury includes- Hemaa Sardesai- a International Diva, celebrity judge and social activist; Nirmika Singh-the Editor of Rolling Stones Magazine, song writer and critic; Atul Churamani-the Managing Director of Turnkey Music and Publishing, and who has worked with music labels like CBS Gramophone Records and tapes (I) Ltd, Magnasound India Ltd, Virgin Records and Saregama India Ltd”.

Vaz further said, ” Other famous personalities associated with the event are- Merlin D’souza (Music Director), Toby Fernandes (Choreographer) and Goa’s Singing sensation Ms Lorna Cordeiro. Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant who has endorsed the WKMA will be the chief guest, along with top celebrities from Mumbai and other places. WKMA has already received 140 plus entries from all over the world on our website : in these categories, namely- of Best Singer (male, female); Emerging Talent of the Year (male, female), Best Song; Best Music Director; Best Lyricist; Best Music Video; Best Rock Band; Best Film Music; and Rising Star.

Also speaking during the press meet Eric Ozario-the Gurkar, Mandd Sobhann, Mangaluru said, “The organizers of WKMA have recognized the activities of Mandd Sobhann and its experience of organizing Global Music Awards. Therefore they wanted us to be associated with them in this event and had invited us to be part of their first edition of World Konkani Music Awards, and we readily agreed to oblige them. When it comes to promote any Konkani activities, either in music, literature or drams, Mandd Sobhann is always ready to lend their support. Konkani is not only spoken in this part of the region, bit all over the world. So WKMA is an event conceptualized on the lines of International competitions with the objective to take Konkani music across the universe. If anyone need passes for this event you can contact Mandd Sobhann”.

The aim of WKMA event is : To offer a platform taht celebrates and showcases genuine Konkani Music talents across the globe; To facilitate young talents to challenge themselves, figure out their dreams and find opportunities; To create an Award show that aims to put Konkani Music on the Global map; To organize a Talent Hunt for the most promising Konkani Singer and felicitate the evergreen legends; and To aim at being the ultimate honour for Konkani Music, equivalent to the Grammy’s.

Other members present at the press meet were- Alan Castelino( co-founder, Transformatrix and promoter of WKMA, and Dolphy Mascarenhas (co-founder, Transformatrix and promoter WKMA).

Admission to the glittering FIRST edition of WKMA is only on INVITE at No Cost, and passes can be collected from WKMA coordinates-

Allan Vaz- Email: Phone : 9820122474

Alan Castelino : Email- or Phone: 9820499893

Eric Ozario (9741668619) or Mandd Sobhann Kalaangann, Makale, Shaktinagar, Mangalore – 575016. Email: Ph:0824-2230489/2232239

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