Thursday, 30 June 2011

Traditional SANGODD at Orda Candolim

Traditional Sangodd celebrated at Orda, Candolim
today 29th June 2011, the feast of St. Peter (Sam Pedru).
First time I ever heard of SANGODD was in 2006.
So. what's SANGODD?
2 or more Canoe /Boats joined together to form a larger boat 'sangodd'
 a chapel like structure erected and a stage to perform on it.
Various locals and other professional cantorists sing songs etc.
The sangodd sails from one station to another (traditional halting points).
Onboard, they chant 'Viva Sam Pedr(u)' (Viva St. Peter).
St. Peter being fisherman himself, is regarded as patron Saint of Fishermen's folk.
Today, the 29th June is St. Peter's Feast, so traditionally, the locals celebrated SANGODD on this day.

singing onboard the Sangodd

Albert Cabral, Com, Domnic and Com Luis Bachaan
Father-daughter duo  Bab Andrew and Andrea
At Stn. 2  Anil Olga
Locals on a mini sangodd

Singers/Artists:  (watch video below)
T Briton, Luis Bachan, Com. Domnic, Anil Olga, Bab Andrew, Andrea,
Albert Cabral, Shanaya, Clerence de Arambol, Ruzar, Pele, Fermino,
Simenca, Francis de Britona ,Damiao etc

Video – 2011

Feast of patron saints of Fishermen
St. Peter and St. Paul
Orda, Candolim

Check this out
With Anil-Olga singing onboard


Kids Special
Sonia Fernandes
Little Vinisha

The video
SANGODD/Boat - All about singing onboard
Talking Photos: Traditional 'Sangodd' at Orda-Candolim

What is Sangodd?
4 boats (Canoe) joined together to form one large boat (see pics).
A small chapel is erected on this boat, besides a stage where the locals sings and dance.

Traditional Sangodd festival takes place on the 5th day after the Sao Joao i.e. on 29th June every year.

Earlier, only the locals were singing on board the Sangodd but for the last 3 years the villagers started inviting the professional tiatrist like Socoro St. Cruz, Bab Andrew, T Britton, Mil Mel Nel, Marcus Vaz etc etc (a video to follow soon).

The traditional Sangodd festival is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul who are also the Patron Saints of fishermen.

Videos clips singing etc:

T Briton
Francis & Inas Marian
Socoro de Sta. Cruz
Bab Andrew and Albert Cabral
Happy feast to you all.
Traditional annual Sangodd was held today near Orda Jetty.
Well done Orddekars or Candolkars.
I am sure, some of us being Goans, are unware of these type of traditional celebrations in other parts of Goa.
How lucky I am now to explore all these things which I missed all this time!!!
Tiatrists like Comedian Domnic, Young Chico, T Briton, Jr. Chico, Buska etc etc performed on board the ship with live brass band etc. (see photos)

Check these photos (DO Not USE this link, photos lost with yahoo)

Who is St. Peter ?
-One of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
-He was a fisherman (so patron saint of Fisher folk).
-He is the one who denied 3 times (knowing Jesus).
-He was the First Head of Church- Pope
-The difference between The first pope and the recent Popes of our times is that the former is married Pope and the later are unmarried.
-He is now holding the main key of the Heaven

Sangodd at IFFI goa 2009

Candolim Sangodd 2012

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