22nd April Tuesday EARTH DAY CELEBRATION with EARTH INSTRUMENT GUMOT
Art escape –The Live Music Project (TLMP) & Music Mania Foundation present’s A SPECIAL CONCERT!
GLORIFYING THE GUMOT – GOA’S SOUL UNIFIER WITH
JAZZ.ROCK.POP WITH 3 BANDS LIVE IN CONCERT
On April 22, 2014,7.00 pm, LIVE LOUNGE, BAYWATCH RESORT, Sernabatim, Goa
*FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC – PLEASE COME EARLY & SPREAD THE WORD!
Brief of the Instrument:
The gumot is a membranophone percussion instrument from Goa and Karnataka. It is an earthen vessel, in the shape of a pot, having both sides open. On the bigger opening a drum membrane is tied taut around it. In the old days, it was mounted by a membrane made of the skin of the monitor lizard. Now, with the banning of the use of the skin of the lizard, more innovative methods are used. One of the membranes now used are synthetic membranes made from artificial materials. The sounds of the gumot are manipulated by the opening and closing of the smaller hole with the palm of the one hand while the membrane around the larger opening is delicately struck with the other hand to produce the sound.
The concept of ‘Glorifying the Gumot’ comes from the fact that the gumot was the first ever instrument used in a Indo-Western fusion. This happened with song-dance-lyrics in the traditional Goan folk dance called the Mandó. This experiment called ‘Glorifying the Gumot’ is an idea to take forward this concept and experiment on new rhythms with the gumot.
3 BANDS LIVE IN CONCERT PERFORMING WITH GUMOT
Background of the Bands
Anthony Fernandes (Bass/Vocals), Frazer Pacheco (Keyboards/Vocals), Sandy Pacheco (Vocals), Savio Fernandes (Drums/Vocals) and Angelo Fernandes (Guitar /Vocals), – five ‘easy-to-get-along-with’ people, who will make MAGIC with the gumot and add spice to their MUSIC.
RAISING STEAM (A project by Bad Blood)
is a project put together acoustic, instrumental and fusion music with an experimental twist. The one band that has quite dominated Goa’s realm of rock music is ‘Bad Blood’. This project will involve experiments with rock rhythms.
Nixon Soares (lead guitar/vocals), Aurvile Rodrigues (drums), Blasio Pinto (vocals/guitar), Anthony Fernz (bass guitar), Frazer Pacheco (keyboard)
GUM JAZZ – A FIVE-PIECE ENSEMBLE
MAC DURADO, BRIAN BONES & FRIENDS
ENTRY FREE! OPEN TO ALL! BRING IT ON!