Mangalore, August 29: Mandd Sobhann has invited nominations for Global Konkani Music Awards, which is scheduled to be distributed at Kalaangann here on December 9.
Eric Ozaro, Gurkaar of Mandd Sobhann addressing a media conference here on Wednesday said that any Konkani vocal music album, including devotional songs, released in 2011, anywhere in the world, in any dialect of Konkani, by anyone belonging to any religious and communal denomination was eligible for consideration.
Nominations should reach the organisers before September 30, he said.
The awards will be in six categories - Best Singer Female, Best Singer Male, Best Music Composer, Best Lyricist, Best Music Arranger and Best Music Album.
The awards will consist of a title, a cash prize of Rs 25,000 each, a trophy and Maan-samman.
Mr Ozario said that an eminent panel of accomplished musicians would select top-3 nominees in each category from applications received, who would be honoured at the award ceremony.
A separate set of judges will select the winners. The final winners will be announced and honoured at the function, he said.
Stany Alvares, President of Mandd Sobhann, Louis J Pinto, Ex-president, Arun Raj Rodrigues, Coordinator and Irene Rebello, Secretary were also present in the press meet.