Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Canto - Cants sung in Tiatrs

'Canto' is a song that is part of the play or related to the story in the Konkani Tiatrs.  There are normally 4-5 'Cantos' in a play and each Canto consists of 1 or 2 verses with chorus repeated, sung by one or two artists present in the scene. The Canto can be sad one or happy one depending on the scene. The other songs which are not related to the story are called Kantaram. This old tradition is now fading and we hardly see any Cantos in present day tiatr. The current directors should try to include more Cantos in their plays..

Here are some of the Cantos of the famous Tiatrist:
Canto 1

This kant is from Bhurgim ani Bhangar by M. Boyer - Nov 1974

C.Alvares the son has a relationship with another girl (Betty Ferns) in spite of his wife being at home, the wife has no support whatsoever. He comes home drunk and beats the wife(Ophelia), kicks the father (Souza Ferrao) and the sister (Anthonette) cannot bear to see this, she goes through traumatic experience and it is expressed through this Canto and the aging father who is weak and frail joins her in the chorus trying to console her.

Maim-Paik putan dukhani roddoilo,
Unie tunvem sonvsar kitem to polloilo,
Ekloch tuzo put mhunn sukhan vaddoilo
Dekun tuka putan khonttani maddoilo.

Chorus
He baxen putani paik marlear khonttani,
Dukham gollounchi poddtat soglleani
(Souza Ferrao repeats the chorus along with Anthonette)

Irmao mhoje uniek polloilear bhogta dukh,
Tuje lagim kazar zaun adharli chukh,
Irmao tum vortoutai tichea fuddaracho rukh,
Kazar zaun koslench tinnem dekhonk nam such,

Chorus
He baxen putani paik marlear khonttani
Dukham gollounchim poddtat bhailani

Irmao tum ekloch divo gharacho,
Sozmotali bhau mhunn mhojea adharacho,
Zorui tor paik nam adhar putacho,
Zalear bhoinnik mevonezo adhar bhavacho.

Chorus
He baxen bhavani paik marlear khonttani
Dukha gollounchi poddtat bhoinnani...

Canto 2 - Singer - Antonette
Matarponnar mojhea paik 
Devan,kitem nirmilele gai?
Bukh marun putak xikoilolo,
Mhunnon adhar apleak zai,

Sodanch pai tum maka sangtalo 
Irmao kazar kortolo bai
Irmao dollear aplea addlea sai
Boremponn somple ga pai

Dongrailim zaddam Deu ximpta pai 
Roddon tum kitem kortolo
Kazar Devan maka nirmila tor
Konnui fukott vortolo

Souza Ferrao 
Roddta Dhuve hanv moron tor 
konn tuji sudd ghetolo
Doth na tor kazar zaunk bai 
sang konn fuddem sortolo
(Souza Ferrao repeats the chorus along with Anthonette)

Canto 3

Boyer's Cantos were golden Cantos. It was not only M.Boyer but all tiatrist's wrote good Cantos 
in their tiatrs those days. Here is another one..
In the year 1980 Jacinto Vaz presented a tiartr named DADAGIRI
Mary Vaz a widow having a spinster daughter Antonette unable to cope with poverty, due to the little loan which they could not repay back to the landlord Joe Rose. Antonette is forced to work almost as a slave in the landlord’s house who attempts to even molest her. As Antonette cannot bear the loneliness and the homesickness and over burdened with the harsh treatment, she cries and laments while mopping the floor. She was dressed with clothes vistid that was so matching and apt for that role.She literally cries as she sings and the audience too felt very emotional...


Kiteak Dhonia osle tunvem ghoribancher dukh daddlem,
Maige moje chintun chintun kalliz hem mojem roddlem,
Kednach Dhonia pollounknam jem aiz moje thaim ghoddlem
Aiz than lokache ghor dunvmchem poddlem.

Kosle chintop duddvankaranchem, 
Konn bhava chintinam morpachem
Asleleani jeunchem nasleleani upaxi morpachem
Aiz anv rinn farik kortam mojea melelea paichem.

Canto 4
Tiatr Dadagiri by Jacint Vaz...continuation...
Remmie the son of the landlord assures this poor girl to marry her and they sing this Canto ...Antonette =A, R=Remmie


A: Tujea papan maka roddoilem
Pun aiz tumvem maka hansoilem
Mhojem kalliz tukach re bhettoilem
Ani tumvem fullani nettoilem.........x}2

R; Hanvem khoro mog kela tuzo,
Mogacho kallzan pettla uzo,
A: Add eilear mogar papa tuzo
R; Mog amcho doxim korinezo

Both sing together
Hanvem khoro mog kela tuzo
Mogacho kallzan pettla uzo
Add eilear mogar papa tuzo/Mozo
Mog amcho doxim korinezo
Mog amcho doxim korinezo


Canto 5

This canto is from Late M.Boyer's Tiatr 'Sounsar Sudorlo' sung byAlfred Rose & Antonette Mendes...
the scene as Trevor 
(Alfred Rose) returns home from abroad first time after the loss of his son...as he meets at the door Melba(Antonette) his wife..it is a sad scene and one can feel the emotions of pain n grief thru the voice of Alfred Rose
...a priceless jem!

Ekuch foll dilelem Dhonia, Kazaracho sakrament zoddun,
Nodor mhoji poddo nastanam tumven velem vinchun kaddun,

Jiv tuzo ghetlo re puta, kaide mandun bhanvterak dhaddun,
Ozarani duddu adleat re punn maka put konn dit addun

Paulonam puta ekuch tujer nodor marunk,
Pordeshan urlo Daddy tuzo duddu korunk,
Goem yetom, bhik anv magtom, pot hem bhorunk
Punn puta mhojea tunch zai aslo vengent dhorunk.

Both
Deva tunvem dilélm amkam sukh, Potak amchea lagchi nasli bhuk
Noxiban umtaun velo re ekuch amchea fuddaracho rukh,
Dogaim ami sonsun vorpachim, Devan amcher koslem daddlear dukh
Hea bhaxen voronk amchem sukh Dhonia ami kosli keli chukh.....
Hea bhaxen voronk amchem sukh Dhonia ami kosli keli chukh.....


Canto 6

Durdoxea.....from the Tiatr...Durdoxea..

Kazarcho kovit polloun,
Moga roddlim anv dukham golloun,
Bhurgea porim maka anson khelloun,
Kazar zaloi fuddar mozo palloun....x2

Mhunntalo buxea, dileli axea,
Fuddarachi moji keli durdoxea...}x2

Tum mojea vidan eklo cheddo,
Maim tuzo mog kor mhunnon roddo,
Mojea jivtak ghaloi poro,
Antam poi ansta sogllo vaddo...x2

Mhunntalo buxea, dileli axea
Fuddarachi moji keli  durdoxea..}x2

Lokak sanglem anv mhunn kaiem,
Mog korunk porva kelonam anvem
Ganvan bonvonk uklonam paiem
Lojechem gomteak ghatlem daiem...x2

Mhunntalo buxea, dileli axea

Fuddarachi moji keli  durdoxea..}x2

to be continued with more....
18/4/2017

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Songs of Lawrence de Tiracol


Born: 17th July 1943
Died: 26th April 2016
Real Name: Lourenco Alexinho Fernandes
Stage Name: Lawrence de Tiracol

 Lawrence de Tiracol - known as 'Larry' to his friends, was a gifted composer and singer having 45 albums to his credit. His contribution to Konkani Music was enormous, n most of the albums were with Lorna, in fact he was also responsible to bring back Lorna to her singing career. He was also the recipient of Goa State Cultural Award in 2013-2014 from Director of Art & Culture Goa. Larry has also written and directed a few tiatrs. Some of Larrys popular albums 'Amchem Kazar' ;Lorna Forever' 'Alf Salam' 'Bessaum' 'Only in Goa' etc. His last album was 'Paradiso Miramar' in 2013

1.
AMIZAD FRANKLINACHI – Lyrics: Lawrence de Tiracol Singer :Lorna

Zatoch pirai 15 vorsanchi, amizaad keli Franklinachi
Botak ghalun muddi utrachi, azun passun khobor nam tachi. X2

Chorus
Franklin amguer ietalo,rautalo, gopan mhaka dhortalo
Passoi-ek gheun vetalo,kheutalo, bhetto mhaka ditalo…x2


Ugddass etoch fuggasanv bhogtam,
Franklin khuim ghelo mhunn somzonam,
Sango ek viyaj marun etam,
Khuinchea rostear sandla Dev zannam…x2

Chorus
Franklin amguer ietalo,rautalo, gopan mhaka dhortalo
Passoi-ek gheun vetalo,kheutalo, bhetto mhaka ditalo…x2

Franklin tuvem fottoilem mhaka,
Chintlear tujem sonvsar ho naka
Dukant ghallun kitem meullem tukam,
Jiv vho mhozo tujer-uch assam….x2

Chorus
Franklin amguer ietalo,rautalo, gopan mhaka dhortalo
Passoi-ek gheun vetalo,kheutalo, bhetto mhaka ditalo…x2


TELEPHONE KORLyrics Lawrence de Tiracol Singer – Lorna L
Choral Singers : CS  Album : Paradisso Miramar

Anv thoklim vatt polloun,rath bhor dukam golloun,
Xekim dukam puslim ani sallan boslim anv tukam,
Maink kovlo mhozo ghutt, mhunno chedvachem hem rup,

Odhik usko vaddlo ani dubav poddlo re mhakam
Zala abalar vho jiv, darling Joe boy I love you

CHORUS
L: Joe boy
CS: Tring tring telephone kor re mhaka,
Tring tring uskeani rautam tuka,
Tring tring ietam mhunn sang re sukha
L: Telephone tuzo yeosor anv jevchi nam,
Tondan udok passun mhojean gheunchi nam,
L: Joe boy
CS: Tring tring telephone kor re mhaka
Moga, tring tring phone korunk visro naka

Moga modean zali rath, birant korxi mhunnon ghatt
Mhunnon jiv dhod-dhodta ani kalliz roddta hem mhojem
Koslea kamank poddlai tor, ek SMS punn kor
Konui dusrem meullam tor chintop mudar kor tujem
Uskean sanvronam vho jiv, darling Joe boy i love you....

L: Joe boy
CS: Tring tring telephone kor re mhaka,
Tring tring uskeani rautam tuka,
Tring tring ietam mhunn sang re sukha
L: Telephone tuzu yeosor anv jevchi nam,
Tondan udok passun mhojea gheunchi nam,
L: Joe boy
CS: Tring tring telephone kor re mhaka

Moga, tring tring phone korunk visro naka


Joey tunch mhojem sukh, mhaka bhogxi zalear chuk

Moga tunch mhozo fuddar , dhir ani adar mhozo.
Sukha diu nakai re dukh, polle kalliz roddta khub,
Telephone ar padd ghal padd,SMS punn dhad tuzo
Zala aballar vho jiv, darling Joe boy I love you......


L: Joe boy
CS: Tring tring telephone kor re mhaka,
Tring tring uskeani rautam tuka,
Tring tring ietam mhunn sang re sukha
L: Telephone tuzu yeosor anv jevchi nam,
Tondan udok passun mhojean gheunchi nam,
L: Joe boy
CS: Tring tring telephone kor re mhaka

Moga, tring tring phone korunk visro naka


 ABORTION – Lyrics: Lawrence de Tiracol
Singers Lorna LO & Lawrence de Tiracol LDT
Album - Lorna With Love
LDT: Modianicho darar polloun roddto rupkar tuzo,
Bion kallzak bhoinni petlo uzo
LO: Bhurgem di mhunn bhava anv Deva lagim zuzo
Kunhead tuzo chinta ghath gheunk mozo
Bhurgem di mhunnon magnem kortalim roddon
Deva kusvear hea ghal mhunnon bessanv
Antam bessanv ghaltoch Devan mon koddu kelem mojea ghovan
noko koslem tacher boslam nassanv
LDT: Bhoini moje tum susegad rav, tuka adhar ditolo bhav
Dev xikoitolo tujea ghorkarak lissanv
Taka khoxi naM mhunn pai zaupachi, tannem krim kelea tea bhurgeachi
Gheun bonvtolo xirapamchem pessanv

LO: Dher ani sasumaim, potichea sangatak mevon,
Ghat mozo gheunk chintat bhavak ravon,
LDT: Krim kednach bogsona buzta ravon na tor pavon,
Zaite mel'lea toxe bhixanear lovon,
LO: Poti ietoch pion, mozo jiv veta bion, maka dis rath tho marta fontani,
Abortion kor mhunnta maka, itle vegim bhurgem apnnak naka,
Mhunnon pott mojem topta bottani,
LDT: Bhurghem Devagelem dennem, nasleleamchem poichem tannem,
Bhurgeak axen babdim roddta lottanim,
Xinvraitanam Dev apli thoya, kedna korchi nhoi tachi dhoya
Innocent bhurgim marun pottani.

LO: Jivak khevon bhava, mojea bhurgeak raktelim anv,
Konnak bionchi na zata tem poi zanv,
LDT: Akantachea vellar, bhonini saibinn ghalta bessaum,
Patok adarnaka samball tujem nanv,
LO:Vengen ye dorun, hem pott mojem marun,
Zolman addtlim bhurgem mojem,
LDT: Potin chintlear tuzo gheunk gath
Bhoinni anv tuca ditolo sath, hem foronn zait devachem,
LO: Sasumaim main marlear gharan
LDT: Tikk martolom anv faran, kontan sambautolo bhoini bhurgem 
anv tujem marunk krim podvi diunk na devan
Tuka bott passun lailer ghovan, tachem bhor upaitolom ghor anv tachem.

BHAU-BHOINN - Singers: Lorna L n Seby S 
Lyrics: Lawrence de Tiracol Album: Hello Lorna

L: Khaxea rogtacho, tum mhunn bhau mozo, mellonk aileam tukam,
Aiz anv tumguer ieun, tuzo bonglo poun, khoxi bogli makam,
S: Mojer ghatlem un, Kunyead kopit mhunn, bhoinni tuka futtlim pakam,
Distoch bhau tuzo, tum vonkoi uzo, aiz roddtai dukham,

L: Ghatki tea somdiran, kunyead somplo tuzo,
Famil konn lekinam, kitem fuddar mozo.
S: Sukti bhorti asta, konem visrom nezo,
Tuen dil'le zau, naM pekona mau, gavo assa tazo.

L: Zalem poi tem zanv, paiem poddta anv, dimiecher poddon,
Duddvamche urben aiz gatlem lojen, mijeas makam choddon,
S: Zuzzon ghetloi doth, kalliz korun ghott, tujea gorib bhavak noddon,
Ghor vikkun mojem, pott bhorlem tujem, dis kadle roddon.

L: Sintid zatam bhava, maim amchi sompli mhunn,
Sodanch axetali, dhuv zavunk bori sun,
S: Moddear tichea eunk naim, vhodlem girest mhunn apun,
Chintun meli maim, dhuvek apnem xinkounknam mhunn bore gun.

L: Sonvsar aiz koddu, kitle zait duddu mezle bottanim
Bhava upkar kor, don pun ozar dhor, mojea athanim
S: Voitanam Dubai paimxim rupya bai, maglear marloloi fontanim
Kiteak Dev zannam, tuji fontt manam dista sopnanim

L: Bhacho tuzo mhunnom, mummy tukam hem fau
Koslem tond ghevun tum, vetai mamak diunk zau
S: Bhachea-cho moipass poun, mhunntam amguer eun rau
Girest zatoch Bhoinn Bhavak visorli, Bhoinnik visronk na bhau.

ENGLISH LADY - Singer: Lorna 
Lyrics: Lawrence de Tiracol Album - Hello Lorna

Bebdo korpak Luddin, mozo ghov meulo tukam,
Tujem koddem bhorlem, anv golloitam dukham,
Ugi anv raulim mhunn, tukam futtlim pakam,
Chirrun rechadd kortam, tum athik meu makam.

Ch: Barran tujea pion, ghov ghara korta addi,
Maka mhunnta Luddin, is English speaking lady,
Bebdeank nagoun bonvtai, tum gheun Maruti gaddi,
Agxe makam meu, tuji denvoitam saddi.

Sussegad ghov mozo, piye gharan bosson,
Atam soro pion tukam bosta tenkon,
Dadleank tum buloitai khoim ghaddiemcher vochon,
Tujeam lagank bullon, mozo ghov gelo fosson.

Ch: Ghara etoch maka mhunnta lagim eun boss,
Luddin dosson bosta, toxem tunvuim makam doss,
Rokdoch niddta tumguer, mista devoun eta voss,
Tujea barrak profit ani mojea gharak loss.

Tujeach barrak pankla to kobul na soddunk,
Tum khoim taka pengtak, ath ditai voddunk,
Garran domdi dinam, bazzar passun addunk,
Tujea barran fulta rokdoch duddu moddunk

Ch: Chevriskann anv Agxe, vollkota soglo ganv,
Dukkor martat bhav moje, Kossai mozo manv,
Soddtam tukam ami, bar bond korun mar gho danv,
Chorob tuji katrun, Chevrisanim bhortam anv.
JIVO SANT - Lyrics: Lawrence de Tiracol 
Singer: Lorna Album: Lorna With Love

Ghatki mornan paloili, nirmoll vath, amchea mogachi,
Darunn tarik 1997, panchvi Setembrachi,
Mother Terez, sonvsar roddlo, aikon khobor hi dukhachi,
Adeus korun sonvsarak, geli maim goribanchi.

Chorus
Bhurgeachponnar, riglo tujea kallzan, mog gorib-piddestancho,
Rosteacher poddlolea, moroncheak soddlolea, mog tuka tancho,
Vavrak tujea chodd ojeaptalo, lok ak’kea sonvsaracho,
Sovostkaiechea anjeak roddtat, lok aiz Calcuttacho.

Bhirankul duensan bhorleleanchi xeva kori,
Rogan kuson, sonstin sandleleank, maim tum vengen dhori,
Moronk rostear sandleleam bhurgeanchi, tum apurbai kori,
Mog tancho korun, hath dhorun, ghor tujem bhori.

Chorus
Vakanddunk vavr tuzo, vhoddlo-vhoddlo lok tuka mevon ghelo,
Pap Saib vo President, dotor vo engineer, pollovn ojeap zalo,
Ojeapancho, khalto vavr tuzo, kallzan chapun tannim velo,
Vakanddnnim divnk, Bharat Ratna ani Nobel Prize dhilo.

Gorib-girest roddtat, geli mhunnon tanchi mogall savlli,
Dhorun aple kuxik, dukam puxi, te maink Devan veli,
Goribantlea goribak, vengovnk tum maim zolmoleli,
Moipas kitem, sovnsarak xikovn, tum Devager geli.

Chorus
Tum moron sonvsaran mog unno zalo, disti poddta amkam,
Kottinim lok sonvsaracho, nimnno adeus korun golloi dukam,
Tuvem kel’leo milagri, porzolltat provar korunk anik nakam,
Dekun morchea adim, ‘jivo sant’ mhunno tukam,
Dekun morchea adim, ‘jivo sant’ mhunno tukam,
Borem magon daddteli mhunn, asa khatri amkam.


To be updated with more songs....