memories that this show evoked will last a lifetime….”
is how one member of the audience put it. I believe
she encompassed what everyone who was present felt.
“Never before have I enjoyed myself so much…,.”
put in another gentleman from Mississauga. “I
hope Francis D’Costa continues to bring in
shows like this for us to enjoy..”. Several
ladies from out of town said they had traveled from
Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Buffalo, New York
just to take in the show and meet relatives at the
same time. In fact, one of the ladies said that
she came again on the 24th, even though she had
seen the show on the previous Sunday -17th July….so
much did she enjoy herself. They were so enthusiastic
about coming again, it was truly heartwarming. Yet
another lady visiting from Australia said that being
able to attend the show was one of the highlights
of her trip to Canada.
second show of “Goencho Avaz”, produced
by Francis D’Costa, President of D’Costa
Financial Group and performed on Sunday July 24th,
more than lived up to everyone’s expectations.
Platinum Sponsor’s Transamerica representative,
Damien Borges – Sales Director, commented
enthusiastically and favorably saying he had never
seen audiences participating so wholeheartedly while
almost falling off their seats – so uproarious
was their laughter. The comedy duo of Agustinho
and John D’Silva brought rollicking hilarity,
while Succorine managed to make the audience believe
she was totally sozzled with her rendition of “Jaddoo”.
Antoinette’s voice carried the pathos that
she is noted for and took many seniors down memory
lane. It was heartening to see the audience totally
spellbound during the performances and their comments
during the interval and after the show were all
about how fabulous it was and could Francis D’Costa
please bring in more shows of this caliber.
like this are food for Francis D’Costa’s
entrepreneurial soul as this is the kind of support
and enthusiasm that makes all the time, trouble
and effort worthwhile. In producing these shows,
invariably D’Costa Financial Group goes way
over budget and it would be encouraging to know
that more and more Konkani speaking Canadians are
passionate about promoting, attending and supporting
functions like these. At the very least, it would
enable the Producer to break even, rather than financing
most everything out of pocket.
Artists of course were thrilled with the response
of the audience, applause being food to the artists.
They are now well on their way to carry on the rest
of the tour in England, France, Portugal and Germany.
Let’s hope they wow the Goan audiences there
like they did here.
D’Costa Financial Group and some ardent fans
were all at the airport to bid farewell and say
‘Thank You’ to the Goan Stars (See Pictures)
for the scintillating shows they performed.
all this enthusiasm abounding, D’Costa Financial
Group has decided to sponsor a Fan Club, open to
all individuals who hold Konkani dear to their hearts.
In tandem with our theme the Club will be “Keeping
the Goan Tradition Alive Club“ and will welcome
all members who are passionate about this motto.
Membership is free and members will enjoy many advantages
like advance information of everything that’s
on the Calendar of Events, preferred seating for
shows like these, discounted tickets for Seniors,
invitations to meet the Stars of the Konkani Stage,
Autographed Pictures etc. etc. Membership details
to follow and will be posted here shortly.