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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Amma's recently released Konkani book ("Surgya Sar" - Collection of Traditional Konkani Wedding Songs) is already making an impact on Konkani language and culture.

A week long camp (April 19-23) has been organized in Bangalore to teach Konkani housewives how to sing these songs and women from five different states have come to participate and learn. It is the hope that the next time these women will attend a wedding, they would sing some of them, teach some of them, and revive a tradition.

In my own family, there was an aunt who knew these wedding songs called Hovis (or Ovis), after whose death the tradition has disappered, and I am glad to see the hard work of my parents come to frution.

Update (Oct 2006): Now you can buy the Ovyo- Gavuya CD in USA for $9.99

The organizers of North American Konkani Conference have asked me to make a list of prominent Konkanis of 20th century. I have started a list please make suggestions for additions.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, April 22, 2005
Last Modified: 10/27/2006 2:36:15 PM
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