Tuesday, February 24, 2009

we're goan on a crazy carnival ride!!

Opus Carnavale
The concept of Carnival is total freedom to everybody (something alien to this part of the world) including men, women, boys and girls who could do whatever they liked and go wherever they wanted during this period without any remorse or scrutiny, cutting out the need for making enquiries or telling lies.
One of the most popular & colourful festivals of Goa, It is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. Though essentially a christian festival, all people of Goa, irrespective of their faith and religion take part in this festival. The word Carnival has been derived from the Latin word "Carnavale" which means to throw away meat or abstain from 'the flesh'. The main highlight of Goan carnival is to have fun by indulging in singing, dancing, feasting, etc. before the 40 day abstinence period of Lent before Easter.
In the late 19th century, the cord(literally laces or strings in Portuguese) were introduced in Rio. These were pageant groups that paraded through city avenues performing instruments and dancing. Today they are known as blocos (blocks), consisting of a group of people who dress in costumes or specials t-shirts themes and/or logos. Blocos are generally associated with particular neighborhoods and include both a percussion or music group and an entourage of revellers.
feat. samba teams / pageants:
Raj shroff & Neetu Gupta (designer)
Lourd Vijay's Dance Studio (salsa)
Arshin & Kay (designers)
Goan carnival brigade
.... the Grand Team Prize of Rs 15000!
booze prizes all 'round. especially for the noisiest cheering squads
and a dinner for 2 (where else. we're cheapos) to the most outrageously dressed!!
few tables are left. call priyanka 9844030198.

Kingfisher ABANDONFRIDAY, 26th Feb 9pm: "Golden Boy " - Tony Das, Judy Das, Chris Das & Avinash Grubb "Golden Boy" is Chris, Tony and Judy Das are performing for the first time as part of the band, Avinash Grubb.

Chris is the oldest of the 3 siblings. He used to sing with the prog-rock band Cryptic, and now works full-time at a BPO. He rarely performs live, but keeps his passion for music alive by writing and recording songs at home, and forcing Tony to play guitar on them. He has also released these songs online at www.chris-das.com
Tony is a full-time guitar player. He plays for Karma6, and Bhoomi apart from being a session player with various bands. He's ready to play guitar at any time of the day, and if you get him drunk enough, you may also get him to sing...and apparently dance.
Judy is currently freelancing as a writer. She sings in the city on a regular basis at corporate events, and was a finalist in last year's Kroaking competition. She also trains choirs, and sings in the bathroom.
Avinash is one of the city's most well-known and accomplished pianists. He is currently working as an audio-specialist. He has performed at numerous concerts in the city and the country, and as a faculty member at BSM, has accompanied many visiting classical musicians. This is the first time Avinash will be performing as a part of 'Golden Boy' and his musical contribution is sure to make a huge difference. He is very tall.
They're usually a noisy bunch, but whe they get together, they play unusally mellow

Eristoff saturday night fever with DJ Goapu, 27th Feb 9pm:

spinning some funky rock-n-roll

Anuj's Special Sunday Stuffings: The All Day Revamped Sunday Brunch, noon onwards (Rs. 650/-)
Cold Cuts, Home Made Cheese Platter, rotisserie chicken, khao suey, traditional goan curries, rice, sannas
Live BBQ on tables
Assorted grill, Soups & a Salad Bar with a variety of Breads to Make your own Sandwiches and loads of yummy desserts!
Unlimited Kingfisher Blue Beer and Mojitos!!
Jampot with 'Allegro Fudge': 2pm - 4pm
A contemporary acoustic folk band consisting of Jason Zachariah - Piano, Joey - Guitars, Noella D'sa - Vocals, Gaurav Vaz - Bass Guitar

Bacardi KroaKnights: wednesdays and sundays
over 8000 tunes to chose across genres ..
Wednesdays with MPD vivek vs vivek vs vivek vs vivek...
And then there's Sundays... With the Ceebee

KroaKING Season 4 starts March 11th

This year we the contest is biggest, this year the contest is tougher.... We are taking KroaKING outside of bangalore , to 5 cities.... so start practising if you want to be part of the top 12!
watch this space for details
Pick up your own KroaKnight Tee (along with funky Beer Mugs, Ashtrays, Zippos and lots more) from the O-Store!

The Opus Brigade hits the road with gig's across the country. Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Chennai and Bangalore!
Kick starting this tour is 28th Feb at Secunderabad Club, Hyderabad.
So if you happen to be in town & know friends there... spread the word. For more details & updates log onto the opus website.

bookmark these, and check for regular updates :)

this week is grammy week. we'll get to the oscars in a bit, don't worry!

Grammy winners past and present; news, trivia on this year’s winners and of course their songs. From R&B to Jazz to Gospel and Rock, we’ve got the best of the best. All this fortnight only on www.myopusradio.com

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