Kuwait, Sep 27: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) is all set to host the Kuwait semi-finals of ‘Gulf Voice of Mangalore (GVOM) – Season 6’ on September 28 at the Sabah Al-Salem Theater, Kuwait University Campus, Khaldiya.

Konkani music field’s noted personalities Ashith Pinto, Shilpa Cutinha and Wilfred Fernandes as judges and lead guitarist Alwyn Fernandes, compere Vincent Alva, poet and lyricist Wilson Kateel, Lloyd Rego and Radio Daijiworld’s station director Arun D’Almeida as guest of honour were received at the Kuwait International Airport by KCWA’s managing committee and GVOM Season 6 core committee members.

(From L-R) Wilson Kateel, Lloyd Rego and Arun D’Almeida

The 12 semi-finalists are all geared up for their big battle. Kuwait’s popular band ‘Muzik Collective’ led by John Kiran Gonsalves along with Alwyn Fernandes is all set to leave the audience enthralled with their live music for the competition.

After the competition, visiting artistes Wilfred Fernandes, Shilpa Cutinha along with the semifinalists of previous five GVOM seasons from Kuwait trained by Rony D’Cunha and team will entertain the audience with their melodious voices and hit Konkani numbers. ‘Soul Stirrers’, a popular live band of teenagers, will entertain the gathering. Rib-tickling comedy by Kuwait’s popular stage artistes Lancy Rodrigues and team and dance by Jhankar Dance Academy will be the added attractions of the day.

The event is sponsored by Land Trades Builders & Developers, Mangaluru and Keentech Electrical & Contracting Co, Kuwait. Main sponsor of the event is Vermont Builders & Promoters and Bliss Signature Professional Unisex Salon. Caesars Group of Restaurants, Al-Rathat Est, and Crown Business Group are the gold sponsors and United Steel Factory is the pearl sponsor. Khorafi Plastic Industries Co, Al-Habshi Est, Diyab Mohd. Haji Est, Golden Line Construction Materials Co, and Khalil Bahman & Partners, Royaltech Electrical & Contracting Co are the silver sponsors. Daijiworld is the media partner and Radio Daijiworld is the Radio partner of the event.

Gates will open for the audience at 2:45 pm. Since it will be a full house show, KCWA managing committee requests all those attending to occupy their seats by 3 pm.