Photo Credits: Lovina D'Souza
On May 25th, 2019 music fans from across Ontario, and neighboring states of America gathered at the Meadowvale Theatre, to witness the maiden live musical performance by the new age sensation ‘wonder boy’- Kevin Misquith, accompanied by Jeevan Vas, the man with the soulful voice and Morvine Quadras-GVOM title winner. This was Kevin Misquith’s 49th musical concert.
Flavian Pinto in his opening address welcomed the guests and gave a precursor of the origin of Canara World Foundation and the contribution made by the foundation towards promoting and preserving the Mangalorean culture, music and Konkani language in Canada. He also introduced Kevin and applauded him on his accomplishments in the Konkani music field at such a tender age.
The curtain raiser was a special song composed by Kevin just for his Canadian fans "Naman Pranam Canada". Throughout the afternoon, he churned out his super romantic, rock and baila hits like: Thembe Thembe, Tu Munnon, Oh baby, Kaliz Bullam, Kenna Kenna, Nach tu Nach, Heyo Heyo & Pavlle which he sang along with Jeevan, Morvine, Aditi Pinto & Charlotte D’Souza. The highlight of the evening was the tribute to the legendary Konkani singers by singing their popular songs: Suryachi Kirnam, Mogan Asonk Borem, Juliana, Anja Sarkem Chedum, Tuje Sobith Dolle & Mog Tuzo Kitlo Ashelo. He kept the audience mesmerized and entertained with his modern, fusion, and rock music. The singers were well complemented with the technical music support by -Joyson D'Souza. By the end of the show Kevin, Jeevan & Morvine, stole the hearts of both the young and the old.
Clarissa D’Souza and Natasha D’Souza the top notch dance performers of the Mangalorean community, performed an angelic dance for Kevin’s romantic song Tu Munon. Anita Bantwal, Charlotte D’Souza, Juliet D’Souza, Ingrid Pereira, Miriam Pinto, Nancy Lobo, Nancy Mendes and Sharon Viega s danced superbly to the sensational song - Nach tu Nach.
The audiences were in splits of laughter by the performance of local comedians -Flavian Pinto, Ingrid Pereira, Lawrence Pinto, Leo Rego, Max Mendes, Nancy Mendes, Rony D’Souza, Rony Monteiro and Santosh D’souza.
Miriam Pinto in her eloquent felicitation speech gave a brief about Kevin Misquith, Jeevan Vas and Morvine Quadras. Flavian Pinto, honored Kevin with the traditional shawl, Max Mendes presented him with the prestigious ‘Canara Kala Sanketh’ award. Nancy Mendes released Kevin’s special Canadian edition CD of all his super hit songs. Jeevan Vas was presented with a participation award by Gilbert D’Souza and Morvine Quadras by Paul Mathias.
There was no stone left unturned to make this musical nite a super duper hit by the hard work and efforts put in by the organizers: Boniface & Sharon Viegas, Flavian & Miriam Pinto, Gilbert & Janet D’Souza, Ingrid & Mavy Pereira, Joyson D’Souza, Max & Nancy Mendes, Michael Serrao & Paul and Irene Mathias.
Masters of Ceremony for the evening were, Flavian Pinto & Nancy Mendes.
Immense support was provided for the show by the back stage volunteers: Albert Soosay, Carol Lobo, Carol Viegas, Meghan Pereira, Shaina Mendes, Tamera Mendes, Webster Lobo & Warren D’Souza.
Max Mendes in his vote of thanks, thanked the guests and all those involved including the organizers, volunteers, support staff, the media partners: Daijiworld & Veez the Eweekly publication and the generous contribution by the sponsors for making the show a memorable one.
The Sponsors of the event were:
Event Sponsor: Max Mendes Group
Flavian Pinto- Sun life Financial
Manoj D’cunha- Sun life Financial
Milestone Events & Productions
Kelum Hewage Mortgage
Ravi Fernandes-Trinity Auto Garage
Alex Kuzhel Real Estate
Nelson D’costa Professional Corporation (NDCPC)
Jack & Ophelia Barbosa: Green PI
Stan & Rosa Goveas-Brampton Monuments
Felix Serrao-Right Fit Blinds
Kevin & Ronnie D’Souza-Desjardins
Ronald Rego- Rego International
Pearle Vision Inc.
Attached is the link to the photo album of the entire event: