The Family Mando : The Veiga Coutinho Family

Audio CD

Genre:Folk Music


Price:250 INR / 10 USD


Vocals : Maria da Luz Veiga, Maria de Jesus Veiga, Maria da Conceicao Veig, Sales da Veiga, Ismenia da Veiga, Luisa Alvares da Veiga, Lucio da Veiga.

Guitar : Monte da Silva, Jose Carlos veiga.

Gumott : Prazeres Pinto



Copyright : Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies

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The mando is a unique genre of Goa, born of the western influences on the aristrocatic class who had imbibed and adopted Portuguese and Western ways of food, dress and culture. However the cultures that formed of this confluence yielded one that was strongly Goan - the Third culture in the words of Alberto de Noronha.

The melodies of mando are not borrowed western tunes, but were composed by Goan composers, with text written in their mother toungue, Konkani. The mando has a slow melody and the texts comprise of three stanzas. Each stanza is composed of eight bars, and the third stanza is usualy the refrain, referred to as the Estrebilho.

Information has been sourced from the album jacket.

Audio Track listing:

Zonelar Boisum 6:52
Ullas Kallzache 3:4
Surya Noketranch Porim 3:35
Soglem Mujjem Vido Chntunum 3:38
Dulpods 2:54
Despedir Kortcha Vella 3:01
Tujea Utrar Re Patieunum 3:57
Suria Mure Podlo 2:16
Bim Bim Pausu and Dulpods 5:39
Mogu Kelo and Dulpods 9:06
Adeus Korcho Vellu Paolo 2:07