Upcoming soon: a book on Goan music and more



Francis Rodrigues, lawyer based in Toronto, talks about a book project he launched recently. It’s an introduction to Goan music, in an unusual way. It focuses on music of the past fifty years, and attempts to take it across to those wanting to understand and play this music… music is transcribed (for solo instruments, flute, bands, guitars), lyrics got written down (and set to English verse) and even translated. “Most of the people were (most) interested in the translations,” says he. “What we’ve also done, as a header to each song, there’s a story to each song… the composer’s intentions are there, and the history behind this song.”

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