Milestone- A Concert for a Noble Cause

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore

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Surathkal / Mangalore February 15, 2010: ‘Milestone Music Concert’ is the first of Milestone Music Group’s music concerts. The music concert was presented here at the Surathkal Church Grounds on 14th February 2010. The concert hosted the compositions of multi-talented songwriter and composer Kevin Misquith; while Ashwin-Lionel endowed the music along with others.

It was an occasion for all the passionate Konkani Music lovers to enjoy. The response was fabulous and the eagerness amongst the viewers and especially among the children was perceptible. People from all walks of life and age groups attend this show in spite of the Section 144 that was in force in Surathkal from the past few days.

Milestone Music Concert paid tribute to the legends of Konkani music by performing their classic numbers and took us aback to the 60’s and 70’s musical era; this was an attempt to revive Konkani music among the younger generation. The new age compositions of Kevin were also presented without distorting the original essence of Konkani music.

The audience was taken in a musical journey  by the melodious performances of Kevin Misquith, Sherin Walder, Stafny D’Souza , Melvyn, Shailesh Pereira, Carol Monteiro, Prajwal D’Sa and Clelia D’Souza who sang ‘Chondrem Udevn Aailo’, ‘Bholo’, ‘Kantara’, ‘Ye go Jacintha’, ‘Raat Moni Moni’, ‘Juliana’, ‘Roslyn’, ‘Sobith Dole’, ‘Sayachi Rati’, ‘Kenna’ and ‘Ye Kathrina’. The crowds were also entertained by the humorous performances of Jerry Rasquinha and Joseph Pinto.

The music was endowed by Ashwin Sequeira on the Lead Guitar, Lionel Crasta on the Lead Keyboard, Sanjay Rodrigues on the second Keyboard, Floyd Pereira on the Base Guitar, Joel Milan Baptist on the Drums and Deepak on the Trumpet.

Later, in the formal program Fr Lawrence Martis, P.P Mukka Parish, Fr Joseph Mascarenhas, P.P Katipalla Parish, Mr. Dony Suares and Mr. William Mascharenhas were given a floral welcome by the organisers. Later, Kevin thanked everyone for their help and support in organizing this concert.

The event saw a huge number of people mostly youth, couples and families; the concert entertained all age groups while being a complete family entertainer. What else do people want on Valentines Day ? Romantic Music under the Open sky in the Moonlight ! Milestone Music Concert was a huge success; the pleasant memories have already made place in everyone’s mind who attended this event.

The program concluded with the dance floor open to the audience. The entire program was compeered by Mr. Alwyn Dantis.

About ‘MileStone’ and Kevin Misquith

Milestone is one of the most youthful and talented music bands of Mangalore. Milestone has made a place in the heart of the people of Mangalore & Udupi, despite the fact that the band came into existence only a year ago, in 2009.

Milestone has always enthralled the audience with their performances ranging from soft ballads, disco, rock, pop, folk, fusion to foot tapping Baila numbers; Milestone plays all kinds a Genres with a blend of Coastal essence; playing Konkani music with a modern tinge is the specialty of this band.

Kevin Misquith, Lead Vocalist of Milestone; a well known and talented Composer-Musician-Singer is the main source behind the formation of MiLeStoNe Music Group. He is well known among the Konkani music lovers around the world, he has been working in the Konkani music field for the past few years.

Kevin Misquith released his first Konkani Debut Album ‘Rupnem’ in 2004. Following the huge response of his debut album he released yet another Konkani hit album ‘Tuji Yaad’ in 2007. His latest Konkani Rock album ‘He Jeen’ in 2008 had a good response among Konkani and Non-Konkani Music Lovers and was a huge success. ‘He Jeen’ was nominated at the Global Konkani Music Awards and won the award for the ‘Best Musicians from Mangalore and Goa’ category.

Kevin Misquith is not only a well talented music composer, but is also gifted with good leadership qualities; active in most of the social activities, he has also served in many youth associations as the office bearer and driven them towards success with his leadership skills during his tenure.

After the huge success of his music albums and music shows, with his able leadership and organizing skills, he came up with the idea of forming a musical band. He was supported by two other young musicians from Surathkal, Lionel Crasta & Ashwin Sequeira are the co-founders of Milestone Musical Band.

Lionel Crasta the man behind the Keys is a highly talented musician with powerful backing vocals. He has many years of experience in the music field, right from his school and college level music shows.

Ashwin Sequeira is the lead guitarist & co-vocalist of the band; he lends his voice to add to the magic which defines the TRIO.

Milestone intends not to have any barrier of language or genres, but Konkani music will always be the priority of the band, says Kevin. Even during the adverse effect of western culture, Milestone strives to make Konkani music more entertaining and enjoyable to the modern youth, filling a sense of fulsome happiness among them while keeping them connected to the Konkani culture.

Milestone dedicates its music to the youth of Mangalore but promises to entertain all age groups. Milestone started its journey by playing at small parties and weddings but likes to make it big very soon.

Hence we, here at Milestone Music Group need you to be with us throughout our journey, with your love and support; we promise to be excellent in our music while leaving our success to you.

Folks who are interested to organize ‘Milestone’ shows can get in touch with Kevin Misquith at 9964667653 or email him kevinmisquith@rediffmail.com

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