Trikont, a German based company edits Konkani Songs

"Own voice to the jewels of the 1960s and 70s" writes Colin Savio Coelho for IGSG

Trikont, a German based company, has edited a CD with Konkani songs. The effort to edit the CD in Germany was started in Goa by the German Sigrid Pfeffer and found its way to Germany, for production. Colin Savio Coelho, editor-in-chief of MuziTainment, the music and entertainment magazine that has recently been launched in Goa, writes a special review for IGSG.

Konkani Music at its best

BY COLIN SAVIO COELHO*

Konkani music has inspired many a Goan since long. May it be the music of genius in Chris Perry or the mellifluous voice of the nightingale Lorna, it never ceases to inspire and astonish many.

But, what springs up very prominently is that most of this music, the jewels of the 1960s and 70s, all emanated from the one place where music from Goa and Mangalore made it big, Bombay (now Mumbai). Trikont, a German based company, has tried to give its own voice to these jewels that will forever form a part of Goa’s melodious crown. The choice of songs, taken from way back then and put together in this album, really piques the mind. It includes the likes of the voices of Lorna, Robin Vaz, H Britton, Star of Arrossim, Jacinto Vaz, Henry D’Souza, Helen D’Cruz, Alfred Rose Rita Rose, Bap Peter and the rest. It also puts into the forefront the musical genius of Chris Perry, Frank Fernand and many more. What is also interesting is that this is Konkani music brought to the fore and so it includes the precious melodies from Mangalore also.

Above all, there are those artistes from all over India who lent their voice to Konkani music and actually prominently echoed the sentiment: “Noman Tuka Goa!” Some of those featured on this album are Mohammed Rafi, Shailendra Singh, Amit Kumar and the indomitable Usha Uthup.

This is indeed a great effort to put together Konnkani music, music from Goa and Mangalore but made in Mumbai. The nostalgia comes gushing in and gives that great feeling. This collection is akin to a time machine, where we move back to the times where the melody in Konkani music ruled the roost.

Overall a great effort by Trikont. Also a big Dev Borem Korum from Konkani music lovers is in order. This effort has originated in Goa and found its way to Germany, for production. Now it finds its way around the world, and is thus providing yeoman service to Konkani music.

* The Reviewer is Editor-in-Chief of MuziTainment – the music and entertainment magazine that has recently been launched in Goa.

 

Press article

GOAN OBSERVER - January 31, 2009

Introducing Konkani music to German music lovers

By Tara Patel

 

 

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