Residents were allowed minimal baggage, usually a big trunk. In addition to statues of Christ and Mary, they contained icons of the patron saint of the village, decorated with offerings of flowers.
Every evening, members were required to gather around the altar to say the Rosary. The highlight of the year was the celebration in exile of the village feast. Collections were taken up and, after Mass, there was an elaborate meal, followed by musical performances. The music, old-timers recall, was superb. After all, the musical talents of Goans had earned the community a formidable reputation throughout the subcontinent.
The Portuguese may have neglected higher education in Goa, but the parochial schools first established in put into place a solid system of musical training. As early as , a Goan choir performed an oratorio by Giacome Carissimi in seven voices at the Basilica of Bom Jesu. Transgressing subcontinental norms, the mando was the accompaniment for social dancing between the sexes; as the musicians crooned their songs of yearning, couples struck up delicate postures of stylised courtship.
Their musical inclination came in handy when Goans sought work in British India. They soon established themselves as the musicians of the Raj, staffing the orchestras established by British administrators and by Indian maharajahs seeking to appear sophisticated. In Bombay, Goan musicians took over both ends of the music business. Other Goan groups are said to have displaced the Muslim street bands that played at the weddings of the common folk and other festive occasions.
Salvador Pinto, who played coronet in the Volunteer Corps, is thought to have formed the first proper street band, writes Bombay local historian Dr Teresa Albuquerque. She says that the demand for Goan musicians was so great, one ingenious man named Francisco Menezes trawled through the clubs to find unemployed men to march in the processions, instructing them to inflate their cheeks without blowing a note.
L M Furtado opened his store in Jer Mahal, around the corner from where Lorna lives, in the s, importing pianos and violins that had been tropicalised to keep them from warping in the Bombay swelter. Marques and Company was nearby. Goan musicians also conjured up soundscapes for the silent films. A portrait photographer named Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar became the first Indian to import a motion-picture camera from London and he shot a wrestling match between two well-known musclemen in A creative flashback projects the tantalising image of Bombay audiences drinking in black-and-white scenes from Indian folktales as a Goan string quartet trots out phrases from Mozart and snatches of mandos, varying the tempo to match the action on screen.
Goans have stayed in the picture ever since. When jazz swung into the subcontinent, Goans seized it as the song of their souls. As the band reached a crescendo, Chic would fall on one knee and raise his horn to the stars. Chic had been born Antonio Xavier Vaz in Aldona in His mother wanted him to be a mechanic and earn a respectable living, but he dreamt of a life in music. Chic, his contemporaries say, not only played like a negro, he even looked like one. When they came to Bombay, they became good jazz drummers and trumpet players.
They say Chic performed one of his greatest feats of improvisation offstage. The wedding was to be the Wodehouse Road Cathederal in Colaba. The family lived in Abu Mansion, an apartment block in the textile mill district of Parel. The boys would come home from school at four and begin to practice, each having been allotted a two-hour slot by their father. The music would continue late into the night, then occasionally start again in the wee hours when Peter Monserrate and his gang—violinist Joe Menezes, trombone player Anibal Castro, drummer Leslie Godinho and Chic Chocolate—returned from a drink after work to demand an impromptu performance.
As their mother cooked up a meal, the Monserrate boys would go through their paces. Their neighbours, mainly working-class Hindus, tolerated this with fortitude. After a while, you get immune to the roar of the trains if you want to get any sleep. Even though Peter Monserrate rehearsed his band hard in the corridors of Abu Mansion, his group never managed to win the trophy.
His friend, Chris Perry, won in , the first year it was given out. Toni Pinto took the award home in for Forever True , a gentle bossa nova tune that leapt out at him late one night as he travelled home in a cab. With only the bulb above the meter for light, he scribbled the theme down on the back of a matchbox.
The cry would go up: one bass player needed. Two trumpets and one piano. When Bollywood films are beamed through their melodramatic prism of stock characters and broad stereotypes, Catholics emerge as not being quite Indian. They speak a mangled Hindi patois with Anglicised accents.
The men are given to wearing climatically inappropriate jackets and felt hats. Unlike Hindus who knock back the occasional glass of something in bars, Catholic men tipple at home, as their wives and children look on. As for Catholic women, they never wear saris and their immodest legs show out from under their frocks.
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The band took on a full promotional tour of Spain to astounding success including slots of national daytime TV and radio and playing capacity shows at cities including Madrid and Valencia. The album showcases eleven new songs that use Scottish pop, postrock, Americana, and dream pop as signposts. Lorna invigorates each of these genres by injecting a complex yet seamless array of instrumentation, both traditional pedal steel, classical guitar, flute, vibraphone, viola, banjo, French horn, flugelhorn, harmonica, mandola and experimental theremin, found noises, electronics.
This orchestration serves as an innovative anchor to the compelling melodies sung, often in tandum, by Mark Rolfe, Sharon Cohen, and James Allen.Lorna quickly assessed the woman standing on the other side of her counter. She wore a navy blue pantsuit and low-heeled pumps. On her shoulder, she carried a basic navy purse -- one without a designer logo. Her blond hair was pulled back into a severe ponytail. Lorna guessed she worked in one of the nearby law firms.