5 - 7 December 2019 , Thu - Sat @ The International Centre Goa

Performances 2018

GALF 2018 > Performances

Impana Kulkarni

Impana KulkarniImpana Kulkarni is a Bharatanatyam artist and teacher based in Goa. An alumnus of Kalakshetra Foundation, she is rooted in the traditional while also experimenting with contemporary poems and mediums. She believes dance to be a messenger of joy and wisdom. She will perform a monodrama entitled: 'They fell one by one'. A story that maps the protagonist's interaction with various people, this monodrama tries to expound the different ways the true calling of a person can be snubbed, and how different episodes in one's life shape a person.

She will be accompanied by an orchestra comprising:
- Shane Fernandes on the violin;
- Ryan D'costa on the piano;
- Richard Pereira on the cajun; and
- Kedar Dicholkar on vocals.

Itai Armon

Itai Armon Itai Armon is a musician, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in the Persian tar. Itai began his musical journey playing flute and studying Western classical music and jazz. He then began studying the ancient music of the Mediterranean and Central Asia. Throughout his travels (in Israel, South America, India, Nepal, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey, among others), he integrated various musical traditions and began to develop a unique compositional style influenced by the diverse cultures he encountered. The compositions are inspired by Itai's extensive travels, combining a modern sound with the ancient music of these regions - as well as the musical traditions of his native Israel. Itai studied ancient music and the Persian tar with various teachers, including Piris Eliyahu (Israel) and Hooshang Farahani (Iran). Throughout the past decade, he has performed with many different ensembles and musical groups and also composes music for dance and theatre performances. In the beginning of 2016, Itai released his debut album of original world music: Moments.
Itai Armon Ensemble (http://itaiarmon.com/) includes:
- Amit Sharon - percussion;
- Rony Ganor - kamanche, yayli tanbur;
- Yoad Shoshani - guitar / bass;
- Itshak Zach Gan - oud, guitar; and
- Itai Armon - tar, composition.

Sonia Shirsat

Sonia ShirsatSonia Shirsat is from Ponda (Goa). She has a Master's in Law and was formerly a Law lecturer. However, Shirsat has made her mark as the best Fadista (fado singer) in India despite not having any formal training in music or singing. She has been singing professionally for the last 16 years and has sung in 14 languages. She has performed widely in India and abroad, including Canada, France, Luxembourg, Macau, Portugal, Singapore, the UK, and the US. Shirsat has released her solo albums in Fado as well as in Goan music. Recepient of Yuva Srujan Puraskar from the Govt of Goa, and Ustaad Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeet Natak Academy Puraskar from the Govt of India, she has been called the Ambassador of Goan music to the World.

Sonia will be accompanied by Orlando de Noronha, Dr. Allan Abreu and Carlos Meneses on guitars and Naresh Madgaonkar on santoor and flute