According to sources, an exotic Goan Music, Food and Feni Festival IndiaScribes.com Goa Exotica – a domestic and international tourist attraction will be held at Panjim in North Goa during October-end or November.
While complete details were not available at the time of writing, the organisers – news portal IndiaScribes.com confirmed that the festival is on the cards.
“Yes we are organising the Goan Music, Food and Feni Festival, but I cannot divulge more details at this stage. The event is scheduled to be held at Panjim and will be a 4-day event,” editor IndiaScribes.com, Flynn Remedios said.
The organisers have written to the Goa Tourism Ministry to convert the event into a Goa Tourism project, and are awaiting a response from the Goa Tourism department. Music will include local Goan music as well as a bit of Goa Trance. We want to showcase local Goan musicians and traditional forms of music like Fado, food and culture. However this is not an EDM music festival or modern music festival and the focus is on age-old culture and tradition, Remedios explained.
“If the Goa Tourism department does not support this project, we will organise it on our own with other local and private players. We however want to make this into an international tourist attraction,” Remedios said, adding that the sole purpose was to promote, traditional Goan music, arts, crafts and cuisine internationally.
“Tentative dates for the event are November 1-4, but some event organisers have suggested we coincide the dates with those of the Goa Film Festival or IFFI as the festival would get international visitors during the period”.
“I have requested for an appointment with the Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, but due to the by-polls have not got a response. Maybe the Minister is busy and will revert to us on Monday,” Remedios told media persons in Mumbai.
A beauty pageant with a twist – Mr & Miss Goan Culture 2017 with the focus on protecting Goa’s environment, is also part of the entire package, it is learnt.
For more details and to participate contact: indiascribes.goa.exotica AT gmail.com