Saturday, February 14, 2009


MANDD SOBHANN, to celebrate the first anniversary of ‘KONKANI NIRANTARI’ the first Konkani entry in the ‘GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS’, is proud to announce – ‘THE FIRST GLOBAL KONKANI MUSIC AWARDS’.

Any Konkani Vocal Music Album, ‘non-devotional’ as well as ‘devotional’, released for sale in the year 2008 (January to December.), anywhere in the world, in any dialect of Konkani, by anyone belonging to any religious and communal denomination – is eligible for consideration.

5 Awards are instituted this year. The Awards are:-

1. Best Konkani Singer, Female – 2008
2. Best Konkani Singer, Male – 2008
3. Best Konkani Lyricist-2008
4. Best Konkani Music Composer – 2008
5. Best Konkani Music Album - 2008

The Awards will consist of –
(a) The Title
(b) Cash Prize of Rs. 25,000/-(each Award)
(c) Public Honour at the Grand Awards Ceremony

The winners will be selected strictly on the basis of Applications or Nominations received. A panel of very eminent musicians, chosen from different parts of India, will select the winners.

For Rules and Applications contact – KALAANGANN- 0824-2230489/2232239 or access –

Last date for applications February 28, 2009. Awards Ceremony on May 10, 2009, Kalaangann

Sri Marian Lazarus D’souza of Kuwait is the inspirator of these Awards and the Sponsor of the Cash Awards.

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