Monday, 24 February 2014

Goa Carnival 2014

Goa Carnival 2014 starts from 1st March..
Carnaval, Intruz

Carnival Parade / Floats 2014
1st March Panaji
2nd Margao / Ponda
3rd Vasco / Shiroda / Curchorem
4th March Mapusa / Curtorim

All start around 3pm

There are floats at other places too from 2nd March - 4th March e.g. 2nd March also in Ponda

Shiroda Carnival Floats

Video: Shiroda Float Parade

There are 91 pics

King Momo

 Long Cycle, Fancy Hat, canoe boat etc




Compere etc


Politicians including Minister Madev Naik on the dais


 Tender Coconuts


Zot, ploughing


Others and browse for more

Spitting dragon

Traditional Village Carnaval programme
Zomnivoilo Khell, Spot singing etc

Video: 2.3.2014

Spot Singing

A Priest? Singing

 A lady from Sanguem



Typical Carnaval Khell

Khell Band
Khell People

 Khell or parti


Panjim Floats - Video 1.3.2014


Panjim Floats

King Momo


Prince Momo?


Young Bollywood Stars
 Jackky Bhagnani & Neha Sharma


Navy’s brass band



Junk cars etc

Street  Dancing


 unusual Goa Tour





 Young Mother Teresa

 Seamen’ float
Celebrity cruises

Lady Liberty with live fire torch

Pearl lady in the shell

Video: How to measure extra large?


Preparations in Panjim in full swing.

Video: Preparations

Some pics

Jivya Circle, near Mandovi bridges

Merces Circle

Miramar Beach Circle
at night



Parade street
D B Road

Trees in Carnival attire

Artistes at work

Divja Circle

Panjim Entrance


Airport Dabolim


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Monte Music Festival 2014 - Violin Recital

Presented by Fundacao Oriente
Old-Goa - 7-9 Feb

Day 3
Maestro Anupriya Deotale Violin (Classical)
with Tabla

The non-stop performance  for about 40 minutes
Reduced to almost half
Include in the Video:
Beautiful scenes or view from the hilltop Chapel
Se cathedral, St. Cajetan Church, St. Agustin ruined Church Tower,
Railway bridge over Mandovi river, Sunset, Sun going down,
Cotton tree / Flowers, Drumsticks, The valley, The moon,
the chapel (1510), Audience etc

You will love it

Here are some pics


Chapel steps uphill


Scenic view from the hill / Chapel

St. Cajetan church, Dome, tower etc

Mandovi River / konkan Railway bridge

Church of St. Francis de Assisi, Se Cathedral, St. Cajetan Church, the river etc

Sunset / St. Agustine Church tower


the Chapel
Our Lady of the Mount

With the audience

Anupriya Deotale
Along with Tabla player

 A view of a bungalow?

Video: Violin recital with scenic view

Pics and video of 2009

Pics of 2009

Including the inside of the Chapel

 Railway Bridge


Churches, river view

 the chapel with the audience

Inside the Chapel

Main Altar

 30 circular Bricks stairs to Choir loft

 Violin cello

courtyard – Bharat Natyam

Video of 2009

More info..

copy and paste from Goanet / The Goan

Monte Music Fest to be organized from February 7 to February 9

The 12th Monte Music Festival 2014 organized by Fundacao Oriente and Cidade
de Goa will be held from February 7, 2014 to Sunday 9,February 2014 at the
Chapel of Our Lady of Mount, Old Goa.

With its inception in 2002 after the restoration of the Chapel which was in
ruins, was undertaken by Fundação Oriente at the request of the then
Government of Goa, the festival has continuously garnered support and
patronage from the music lovers of the state and beyond.

People from all walks of life, with a love for the performing arts, make
their way to the ancient chapel on a hill for the annual pilgrimage. Monte
Music fest organised at one of the most spectacular locations in the state,
Our Lady of Monte Chapel in Old Goa, has raised up the bar for the event.

With performances held inside the old heritage chapel, in the courtyard
with the lovely Chorao and Divar islands and the River Mandovi in view, the
festival begins at dusk and goes on till about 9pm. It has artists from all
over the country coming together to celebrate heritage, music and dance, in
this quaint and rather off-the-tourist-circuit destination.

The Monte Music Festival has had continuous support from the Government of
Goa, Department of Archives and Archaeology; Goa Tourism; Archdiocese of
Goa; Milroc Development Company LLP, and Furtado's Music Store.

The 12th Monte Music Festival 2014 Programme is as follows:

Day 1:   February 7th, Friday

5.45 p.m onwards at Courtyard I

Inaugural Function followed by Indian Bamboo Flute Recital by Shantala
Subramanyam (Chennai)

7.30 p.m - Chapel

Western: Vocal Recital by Soprano Lourdes Martins (Italy) with Camerata
Child's Play India Foundation Chamber Orchestra (Goa)

Day 2:   February 8th, Saturday,

6.00 pm - Courtyard I

Indian Dance: Bharatnatyam Recital by Sharanya Chandran (Delhi)

7.00 pm - Courtyard II

Goan: Mando by Goenchim Kirnnam & Porvorechim Sobit Fulam

8.00 pm - Chapel

Western: The Cecilian Choir (Bangalore)

Day 3: February 9th, Sunday,

6.00 pm - Courtyard I

Indian: Violin Recital by Anupriya Deotale (Delhi)

7.00 pm- Courtyard II

Western: Portuguese Guitar Recital by Franz Schubert Cotta & Siddharth Cotta

8.00 pm - Chapel
Western: Goa University Choir

The performances inside the Chapel will require passes, which can be
collected from Fundacao Oriente during working days/office hours from 3rd
February 2014.

Travel and Parking: To avoid traffic congestion, no parking is allowed at
the venue. A complimentary shuttle service to the venue, sponsored by
Milroc Development Company LLP, will be provided from Gandhi Circle, Old

Friday, 7 February 2014

The Grape Escapade 2014

The Grape Escapade 2014
Food, wine and Lifestyle Festival
Organised by Goa Tourism
Govt. of Goa

6 - 9 February at Old Football ground, Campal (Near Kala Academy)

Some pics



Inside lounge
Square, nine hills

 Over 40 Stalls

Hog Wild BBQ
Viva Delhi
Liza Enterprises x 2
Four Seasons
Aryaa Mercury Wines Pvt. Ltd
Big Banyan
Fratelli Vineyards
Sula Wines
Republic of Chicken
The Mandovi
Hungry Hatz
Tin Tin Bar & Restaurant
Kingfisher Bohemia
Mercedes - Benz Cars
Photo Genie
Atish ‘s Ruchik
The Crown Goa
Kids Play area
The Tibetan Kitchen
Goa College of Hospitality & Culinary Education
The Chocolate Man’s Production
Vasquito’s kitchen
Santanse Wines
Gorver Zampa Vineyards
Vallonne Vineyards Pvt. Ltd
Food Den x 4
Tonia wines
Marc Brown
Simply Goan Caterers
Pause Wines
Janet and Johns
Phoenix Alcobevz
Cox & Kings
Jacob’s Greeks True Character
Bottlebay, Baga beach
Vinsan World x 2

Blue Monkey Lounge Bar..


JukeBox Feat Tania

 Band Rhythm and Blues with Lulu

CM Manohar Parrikar, Dilip Parulekar and CCP Mayor Surendra Furtado


Grapes and wine


The cuisine
Ruchik etc

 Tables and people

Day 2

Spring Bok – African Acrobats


 Inside crowd

 Host and the hostess
Alfie Alfwold  and Jessica

 With Sydeny, a spot prize winner

 Band: Crimson Tide

 At the entrance

Day 3



Fashion show

 Siobhan D'Silva with her students

Impressions – The Bollywood dancers

Capturing on smart phone

 Talking Drums
Carlos and friends

 with Sancho, alfie


 Stage set-up

 Hostess Jessica

With Alfie

 Lucky Couple,56 years of living together
Spot prize winners

Kids on stage edge

Grapes stomping

Day 4

The Queen
Kezaia Caldeira
With Minister Dilip Parulekar etc

the Runner up
Elwynne De Souza Dancho


The two winners



the 13


the best of 13


The 6 Judges
Kabir, Andrea Mangalal, Magsons, Dempo


Host and hostess


Kannan Brothers – African Acrobats - watch video below..


Band: Syndicate

Video 1 - A short Tour

Video 2:  Lulu singing
Band: Rhythm and blues

Video 3:  Tongue Twister ZAMPA Sauvignon

Video 4: Beauty Queen Contest

Video 5: Syndicate Band

Video 6: Kanan bros daredevil show

Visit again for more updates

For Previous year's Festival click here