SKA 40th Anniversary Konkani Sambhram

SKA Committee



“It was our dream to present one of the finest programmes in the history of SKA London. After forming a team of enthusiastic members and leaders, we have worked very hard to fulfill our dream and I am sure we will present a great programme for our members and guests. The full programme, including Holy Mass in the morning. Entertainment will be provided by one of the most energetic and entertaining music groups of the Konkan region - Charitra. Local Mangalurean talents also will join them to give added entertainment,” says Sunil D’Cunha – President of SKA London
The mega Ruby Anniversary celebrations are scheduled to commence at 11am sharp on October 13th with a thanksgiving Mass in Konkani, followed by traditional Mangalorean Lunch and the cultural program .
The cultural evening will be spearheaded by band Charitra which is planning a rock show on the occasion. It is sure to deliver one of the finest evenings of its musical career. The other artisrts performing with band charitra on the occasion of our Ruby Anniversary are as follows :


Shri Eric Ozario is one of the most prominent figures in the Konkani movement today, He is also one among the leading Music Composers and Singers in the Konkani industry and has to his credit the accomplishment of having composed over a thousand songs. He is an Innovator & a Trainer and has contributed greatly to the revival of Konkani culture. He is also known to have given over 800 performances all over the world.
He is the Gurkar (headman) of Mandd Sobhann – World’s Premier Konkani Cultural Organisation. He is also the recipient of the ‘Karnataka Rajya Prashasti’ (Government of Karnataka) – 1993.
His great contribution and love to the Konkani language has made him undertake the position of The Secretary General of Jagotik Konknni Songhotton – JKS (the only global Konkani organisation).
He is the Co-founder of Mandd Sobhann and Kalaangann – the Konkani Heritage Centre, at Shaktinagar, Mangalore, and has led the mammoth successful effort to enter Konkani in the Guinness Book of World Records.
He also served as the President of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy for the term 2005-2008 and is very renowned for being the man responsible for the introduction of Konkani in the school curriculum in Karnataka (as the President of the Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy).
He has given Konkani its 10 Commandments and is the one who, through JKS, gave leadership to the Global Survey (2014) and the Konkani Language Plan (2015) – to ensure a secure future for Konkani. He has been decorated with the highest honor of merit under the banner of Konkani language – “ The Vishwa Konkani Kala Ratn’.
There are 3 biographies of his life that have already been published – two in English 1.‘Eric Red & White’, 2. ‘The Indefatigable Crusader’ and one in Konkani - ‘Tho’kanato’l’lo Zhuzari’.


Mrs. Joyce Ozario was Born in Jeppu in the year 1952 and is known to be one of the sweetest voices among the senior singers in Konkani. She has been in the field of Konkani singing since the age of 10 and has served the Konkani language for the last 55 years. She has been an active participant in inter parish singing competitions, winning prizes in almost every competition.

Her professional singing career began in the year 1971, singing for Wilfy Nites and later on moved to becoming the lead singer of ‘Paradela’ and ‘Rang Tarang Geet Mala’.

After the birth of Mandd Sobhann in1986, she has been lending her voice to every show and every album that Mandd Sobhann has produced. The shows are – Mandd Sobhann (187), Baila Show (95), Bosnni (250), Bhonvddi (72), Konkani Darshan (71), Dabazo (346), Sobhann Sanz (34), Jevonn Sobhann (13), Angann Sobhann (51), Konknni Niyall (18) etc. The most popular songs sung by her are – ‘Biri Biri Pavsa’, ‘Abolya’, ‘Altoddi Dongrar’, ‘Az Mugeli’, ‘Kollana’ etc., and duets such as ‘Shirandharicho Pavs’, ‘Festa Santek’, ‘Kirak Moag Peracho’, ‘Fatoddechya Kombyan’, ‘Suryachim Kirnnam’ etc..

For her long valuable service to Konkani music, she was decorated with the title of ‘Konkani Abolem’ in the year 2011.


The renowned entrepreneur is also a well-known singer, film actor and very well known for soft spoken nature.
Joseph Mathias began as a child singing hymns with his mother at home, in the church and thereafter sang and won trophies and accolades in various singing competitions in the city.
He got his first break at a programme organized by Konkani Association in Dubai and from then on, gained recognition as a singer. He has also rendered his voice for several musical albums and has been honoured by several Konkani associations for his selfless services.
Velita Lobo is a popular Konkani singer and musician, and she is most famous as the winner of Mozo Thalo Gaithalo. Listed below are Velita’s achievements and albums.
Velita Lobo currently works as a lecturer in St. Aloysius Pre-University College, Mangalore.
She Also Featured in a video song named “Karkolchya festha deesam”.She had also performed Live shows with renowed Konkani artists and have sung for several Konkani albums.

For more details contact:

Sunil D’Cunha - 07894995160
Loy D’Souza - 07920423947
Wilfred Menezes - 07590574429

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