Sunday, 30 June 2013

Traditional Sangodd 2013 at Assolna and Orda, Candolim

 Today, 29th June being the feast of St. Peter (Sam Pedro), the Patron Saint of the Fisher folks, some villages celebrate their traditional 'Sangodd' on the occasion.
Two or more canoe boats bound together to form a 'Sangodd'
A floating stage or platform to perform (singing etc), jumping into the river or the creek etc
The mobile floating stage or sangodd with fisher folk onboard will move from one place to another making stops at their traditional points or stations
Sangodd celebrations usually starts after 2.30pm and it will go on until dark.
This is the first time I have been to Assolna Sangodd.
Traditionally, there are 3 Sangodd groups here.
One from the 'Tari vaddo or Passagem' (near the church), second one fron Kolea Vaddo (from near the new upcoming Cavelossim-Assolna bridge) and the third is Ambelim Sangodd. All come upto the Assolna Church which is also their Turning point. 
I saw the Church Asst. Priest blessing the Sangodd, fishing net etc with prayers and hymns.
Fishery Minister Avertano Furtado and Local MLA Benjamin D'Silva also briefly seen onboard the Sangodd (Passagem).
Local Sports and Cultural Club organised it in association with Directorate of Art and Culture, Govt. of Goa.
Here are some pics (for Candolim Orda Sangodd pics, see at the end)

Sangodd at Assolna
29th June 2013

Viva Sangodd


Two sangodds

Jumping into the water (River Sal)

Minister Avertano Furtado and Local MLA Benjamin D’Silva
Drinking onboard

Making of a sangodd (10 conoe boats)

This was to Passagen Sangodd

 A Holy Cross Chapel of Passagem

Celebrations in association with Directorate of Art and Culture

Kids onboard – Special kid’s round

Blessing by the Priest (Padr Kur)

This is at Colea Vaddo (near new bridge)

Their Sangodd – New bridge in the background

 Shooting Star Sports Club, Colea Vaddo

Boys in the water

Sangodd, at Orda Candolim
29th June 2013
Candolim Sangodd, essentially a singing onboard Sangodd
They too stop at their traditional stations. Olden days, onboard singing was only by the locals but now a days more than half are the professional Tiatr actors.

Saby De Divar

Benny de Aldona

 Kids singing

Stacy singing (Musicians Agnelo Dias and Mathias Mascarenhas also seen)

Valentina and Violet D’Souz

Com Hortencio Pereira,  Albert Cabral etc

 Heron spotted in the mangrove behind the Sangodd


Video 1 - Assolna Sangodd 2013 - Part I (Short)

Video 2 - Assolna Sangodd Part II (Long)

Video 3 - Orda Candolim Sangodd 2013
With Saby de Divar, Benny de Aldona, Stacy, Valentina, Violet, Jose Mario, Hortencio Pereira etc

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sao Joao 2013 - Velsao, Arossim, Benaulim etc

 Sao Joao feast on 24th June 2013

Boys of Velsao

Arossim boys

 Benaulim boys

 Sao Joao Program at Benaulim

Campal artificial pool


Jumping into the well



Breaking the pot - Benaulim


Young reveller

Two Revellers


Copel special

 Govt. Sponsored Sao Joao at Benaulim
Benaulim Sports and Cultural Club
in association with Dept. of Goa Tourism

On 23rd June 2013 (Fishery Complex, beach side)

Lorna, the Goan nightingale

Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar watching Lorna singing

meeting people

Parrikar with Sao Joao Copel
Along with Caitu D’Silva, Avertano Furtado and Benjamin D’Silva

Entry Gate


 Other ladies With Parrikar

Parrikar on stage

Brass band

Stage band –Luis Cotta, Norman Cardozo etc

Buffet Rs.300 per head (or entry coupon + Rs.100)

 Coupons for sale – food and drinks

Susu Point

Video 1

Video 2 - Sao Joao Dance special with Judev

Video 3 Lorna Singing, Parrikar etc

For Siolim Sao Joao 24.6.13, visit here

Sao Joao 2013, Siolim Goa

Siolim Sao Joao 2013
24th June, 2013
It was raining, everywhere it was check-check or reb or muddy.
We left just after 5pm or after Francis de Tuem Song.
Here are some pics and videos

Boat Festival in the creek

 Badem boys

Boats, rain, umbrellas etc

John de Badem  who never missed the show
with huge book

Rain, Umbrellas, the Church, Cross etc

crowing of the Cross

 Kopelam, crowns Copel


of Rain and umbrellas

 Boys on the well

Dog having dip too

Alexyz the Cartoonist


Extra wide-spread copel

Leafy copel

 Other Copels

the dancing boys - watch video

dates etc

 Kids copel

One of the boats crew on stage – blue boys

Yellow boys

Another crew members


Mikky Pacheco the Chief Guest, Michael Lobo and the Priests


Everyone’s favourite Francis de Tuem

With Copel

The St. Anthony Church, Siolim

from the Main road

 Johny Bushka

Robotic Dancing boys – DSO or DFL dance academy (Dance for Life?)


Deknni girls


Politicians crowning

Video 1 - The boat show, singing, dancing etc

Francis de Tuem (FDT)  video (Sorry, did not come out good)
Jelad Picasao

Sao Joao Celebrations elsewhere in South Goa - Velsao, Cansaulim, Beanaulim,
With Lorna, Parrikar etc etc