Poco A Poco’s ‘Positive Vibes’ Showcasing Technique & Talent to Enthrall Music Buffs on 20 July
Poco A Poco’s ‘Positive Vibes’ Showcasing Range, Technique, Talent, and all-round performance in a presentation that this city is sure to find uniquely uncommon, will Enthrall Music Buffs on 20 July 2019 at the Sri Sudhindra Auditorium Canara Girls High School, Kodialbail-Mangaluru, with two show timings at 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm
Mangaluru : Mangaluru get ready to witness a show which is unique and staged for the FIRST time in City, by a group named “Poco A Poco” based in Bengaluru , and their show is titled ‘Positive Vibes’, which will essentially be an evening of choral music accompanied with the piano and a few other instruments, performed by an unlikely group of people consisting of entrepreneurs, techies, students, parents, artists, writers etc., who came together to live a melodic dream. This performance that is set to hold an audience smiling, joyful and charmed for an hour and twenty two minutes, consists of singing, a bit of choreographed and un-choreographed movement, a thin thread of witty dialogue running through the performance stitching one song to the next, some fabulous piano and acoustic drumming, and a few surprises thrown in.
Ms Shubira D’Sa- Music Conductor & Director
Through it’s creative arrangement by a truly gifted director, pianist, singer, voice trainer and composer Shubira D’Sa, Poco A Poco’s ‘Positive Vibes’ is a showcase of range, technique, talent, and all-round performance in a presentation that this city is sure to find uniquely uncommon. They will be performing in Mangaluru on the 20th of July at the Sri Sudhindra Auditorium Canara Girls High School, Kodialbail-Mangaluru, with two show timings at 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm
Conducted and directed by Shubira D’Sa, having family roots in Mangaluru, who relocated from Pune to Bengaluru, little did she knew that she would host a musical ensemble and have a stage performance in Mangaluru- seems like a homecoming for the group “Poco A Poco”, meaning “Little By Little” , with majority of the group members being Mangalureans. The performance will be showcased by Aditya Hosangadi, Aishwarya Bhatkal, Sharang Karkal, Mugdha Potdar, Anisha Lobo, Ashwin Christopher, Yamini Kumar, Sheryl Tauro, Andrea D’Sa, Samara Chandavarkar, Karen Saldanha, Ashish D’Abreo, Shaun D’Sa, Nikhil Gonsalves, Ravi D’Abreo, Sachin Gurjale, Arul Rasquinha, and, the eight “Poco a Poco’ children, aged 6 and up.
About the director, Shubira D’Sa is a passionate pianist, a piano and voice teacher and a music enthusiast. She has been training voices and teaching piano for the last 18 years and has worked with schools, colleges and private choirs in Pune putting up several concerts over the years. Besides accompanying choirs and solo artists she has also been giving solo recitals as a pianist. Shubira has been the music director for several plays in Pune and her previous production was the British musical comedy ‘Who The Devil Did it’, with a cast of about 30 members in which she dared to do the music live. Shubira has received the ATCL certification in Pianoforte from The Trinity College of London, while also received training in voice from voice technician and opera singer, Celia Lobo. She has built a fierce reputation for herself by singing in and directing choirs of different age groups in various cities in India.
And about the ensemble-the entire ensemble comes from varied backgrounds. Consultants, architects, writers, entrepreneurs at different stages of funding, actors, artists, brand professionals… this eclectic group brings so much range in voice and otherwise to the stage. Inspired and tested in equal measure by a talent powerhouse in director Shubira, these performers have taken their game from within the 4 walls of bathrooms and out through the coveted fourth wall of the stage.
And about Poco a Poco – it was the dream and vision of founder and director Shubira D’Sa, Poco a Poco means ‘little by little’. It has indeed been more than 24 months of baby steps, and the journey is still being traveled. Little by little. From learning the basics of music, understanding scales of major and minor, reading music, understanding techniques in creating sound, pitching, understanding harmony, rhythm, working with dynamics… Poco A Poco has indeed come a long way. And yet, in some sense, the journey has just begun.
Speaking to Team Mangalorean over the phone, Ms Shubira D’sa said, “Our group comprises of people with different professional backgrounds who are presently residing in Bengaluru. It was my dream to launch a group and when I wanted to do something, people supported me and joined in. Our aim was to make music part of our life, where we meet and practice every Wednesday. We focus on singing, while few of us also play various instruments. We play all genres and eras of music which appeal to all age groups. The shows are ticketed with limited seating, but we are looking forward to active audiences as every performance has a surprise”
“We have no idea what to expect from the Mangalurean audience, since this our First show in Mangaluru. It’s not only about presenting mixed genres, we’ll also present songs in Latin, Japanese, English, Hindi and Swahili. Our group children will perform at least three songs. Although we are 19 members strong in our team, only 16 and 8 children will perform in Mangaluru. The show is about 90 minutes and is a combination of solo and group performances. And none of us is a professional musician, but all of us have a passionate about singing, and our aim is to connect with people. At the end of the show, we want our audience to say that they had a blast” added Ms Shubira D’sa.