Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2017-02-19 17:11 Photos by Reuben D'Souza Manama: Konkani’s young music icon Kevin Misquith was accorded a warm welcome in Bahrain yesterday. He reached the island, where he was born three decades ago, along with his companions Jackson Noronhna and Clyde Ashley Lobo. A huge group of Kevin’s well-wishers, Bahrain Konkans conveners and local artists gathered at Karnataka Social Club auditorium on Saturday, February 18, after he reached Manama via King Fahd Causeway. A brief ceremony was held to welcome Kevin, in the presence of Bahrain Konkans conveners Vincent Sequiera, Melwyn Rodrigues, Naveen Mendonca, and Melka Miyar and senior local artists Sydney Correa and Stany D’Souza. Addressing the gathering, Kevin said, entering Bahrain after 26 years is a memorable moment for him. “My childhood memories are still fresh in my mind. I cannot forget the days I spent in this island. Therefore, my Bahrain show would be very special for me,” he said. Meanwhile, he requested the gathering to make his forthcoming event a grand success. Bahrain Konkans, in association with Indian Club, will be organising the show at Indian Club Bahrain auditorium on Friday, February 24 at 6pm. A part of the proceedings will be donated for the education of underprivileged girls of Konkan region. 30-year-old Kevin, who spent his childhood days in Bahrain, reached the island after conducting a successful show in Dammam. He first emerged in the Konkani music scene in 2004 with the release of his debut album ‘Rupnem’. Since then he has never looked back and has been performing consistently providing quality music. Kevin Misquith released his debut Konkani album, ‘Rupnem’ in 2004. Following the huge response for his debut album, he released yet another Konkani hit album ‘Tuji Yaad’ in 2007. His third music album, ‘He Jeen’ in 2008, too had a very good response from the Konkani and non-Konkani music lovers, and was a huge success. His album “Thembe Thembe” has been a trend setter in Konkani music, several new experiments were done in this album by Kevin Misquith and almost every album released since then has followed the same concept. The song and the album “Thembe Thembe” was such a big hit that a host of Konkani songs on rains were released after that, almost every other album had a song on rains. His recently released music album ‘Ek Geet” can be termed the best among all which is creating a huge buzz among music lovers all over with record sales and super hit songs. He has performed live in Mangalore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Goa, Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Dammam for various music shows, festivals and his own live in concerts. He is the only Konkani music composer after the great legends to have performed more than 40 concerts in a quick succession at a very young age. Kevin Misquith, graduated from St Aloysius College Mangalore, was born on 19th January 1987 to Elias and Violet Misquith in Bahrain. Well-known compere Dr Vincent Alva will be the anchor of the show. ‘Kushali Kinnigoli’ famed leading Konkani comedian Roystan Kiran D’souza, along with other artists, will entertain the audience with his rib-tickling comedy. For more information contact: Vincent Sequeira (39799329), Walter Dantis (34435644), Naveen Mendonca (39274009), Melwyn Rodrigues (39656354) and Melka Miyar (35386573).