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3475Sonia Shirsat weaves magic at World Goa Day in Qatar.

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  • simon
    Nov 10, 2013



      Sonia Shirsat weaves magic at World Goa Day in Qatar.

      Pics by Sunil Crasto

      It was truly a memorable evening for Konkani lovers in Qatar on Friday, November 8. Sonia, a versatile singer who was flown in to celebrate the World Goa Day first mesmerized the audience at Al Arabi Stadium and then at their gathering later on in the evening at Al Andalus.

      She weaved magic, rendering hit songs in four languages. After taking the Konkani speaking folks to a nostalgic past she swayed the whole crowd in the stadium, who had come to watch the Al Alhi and Al Rayan football match, with popular Hindi songs like Dhol Baaje.

      Fittingly, the Konkani community were rewarded as Al Alhi beat Al Rayan 4:1, Al Alhi being their home team. Agnelo Rodrigues and Lance D’Souza provided the music for Sonia's show.

      The crowd had a marvelous time as they participated in various activities during half time of the match.

      Later on in the evening they were again treated to some scintillation music by Sonia and DJ Glorio. The crowd had a good chance to commemorate the World Goa Day as they got a taste of both what Goans like most football and some good music. DJ Glorio took the crowd of all ages, to rock all through the evening.

      As a token of appreciation, Simon D’Silva the president of Goan Welfare Association (GWA), presented a momento to Sonia Shirsat for her spectacular performance.

      It was also a special evening for the GOA football team to get together with their families and friends, before the start of the much awaited Qatar Amateur League (QAL) commencing on the 11th November 2013. GOA football team will be playing their first match on the 12th November against the Egyptian at Doha Stadium at 8.45 pm.

      The show was compered by Archie De Mello and a mega game was conducted by Delfi Fernandes. Simon D’Silva and GWA’s team thanked Sonia Shirsat and the sponsors Socorro Vaz and Milton Pimenta. Simon appreciated the crowd present and thanked them in abundance for patronizing and promised many more such social and sporting events in the future.