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Lorna Cordeiro – a Konkani language singer from the coastal state of Goa, India.

Lorna Cordeiro

Lorna was brought into the world in Bombay on 9 August 1944 to Cecelia and Theophilus Cordeiro who hailed from Saligao in Goa, the third of six kids. Her family had a place with the Goan Catholiccommunity; Fr. Nascimento Mascarenhas.

Lorna was brought into the world in Bombay on 9 August 1944 to Cecelia and Theophilus Cordeiro who hailed from Saligao in Goa, the third of six kids. Her family had a place with the Goan Catholiccommunity; Fr. Nascimento Mascarenhas. Lorna’s dad empowered his kids in music and to communicate in Konkani at home; their prompt neighbor in Goa, was exceptionally dazzled by the family’s singing of Konkani songs. Lorna reviewed how as a little youngster another Parsi neighbor in Mumbai would applaud and gift her four Indian annas at whatever point he heard her chime in with the radio.

Goa, which sits on the Arabian Sea in southwest India and is the country’s littlest state, was a region of Portugal from 1510 to 1961. While its true language is the Konkani language, until 1961, most Goans were taught in Portuguese. Today, numerous Goans are Catholic, communicate in Portuguese and have Portuguese names. Between the Portuguese colonization and the nineteenth century flood of the British and different westerners, Goa was the most westernized area of India. It is the place where western music flourished and, as of not long ago, a large portion of India’s jazz artists came from Goa.

Sentiment with Chris Perry

Lorna admittingly was in an undertaking with a more established wedded Goan artist, Chris Perry, while they were both cooperating. Notwithstanding, following their separation on her 27th birthday celebration in 1973, she couldn’t perform for almost 23 years. This was on the grounds that Perry would compromise and even strike any individual who might move toward her to sing expertly once more. She stayed unmarried in light of the fact that Perry additionally undermined potential admirers. She started functioning as a compounder in a dental specialist’s facility, and was a casualty of liquor addiction before Ronnie Monserrate persuaded her to begin singing again in 1995. She currently lives in Dhobitalao, Mumbai.

Lorna's singing profession started by singing at weddings as a feature of a band called 'Bajaj and his Dance Band'. She was perceived by performer, drummer and compère Raymond Albuquerque, who originally heard her sing Profession

Introductory vocation (1960-1973)

Lorna’s singing profession started by singing at weddings as a feature of a band called ‘Bajaj and his Dance Band’. She was perceived by performer, drummer and compère Raymond Albuquerque, who originally heard her sing “Where The Boys Are” on Marvé Beach. He then, at that point, welcomed her to sing “Under the Mango Tree” from Dr. No with his band at the Bandra fair. This exhibition intrigued Chris Perry, who was in the crowd and had been searching for a singer. After a tryout, she started singing for Perry’s band at 15 years old and went on with them until she turned 26. He along these lines helped her send off her vocation and she sees him as her master. She was a well known jazz artist in clubs and star inns in Mumbai, Calcutta, Madras, Delhi and Bangalore. Afterward, she sang melodies created/organized by Chris Perry.

Lorna’s first tune was “Bebdo” (transl. ”Drunkard”), which she performed on Miramar Beach, Goa, stunning the group with a melody of this sort in Konkani. She before long turned out to be notable for her different tunes, for example, “Nachomia Kumpasar”, “Pisso”, “Red Rose”, “Lisboa”, “Adeus”, “Tuzo Mog”, “Noxibak Roddttam”, “Abghat”, “Calangute”, “Aik Re Khobrankara”, “Sorga Rajeant”, “Pavsachea Tempar”, “Amerikak Pavxi”, “Sorg Tujea Dolleamni”, “Tum Ani Hanv”, “Ugddas” and “Mhoji Mai”. She turned out to be famous to such an extent that the public began requesting only her independent exhibitions from Perry, who bound her by agreement to not perform with any other person for a long time. She in this manner left music for a time of 23 years after a conflict with him when she was 26 years of age.

Rebound and different undertakings (1995-present)

In 1995, music chief Ronnie Monseratte, who had been a piece of Perry’s band, figured out how to persuade her to sing once more. Following an extended time of dithering, she consented to act in a show named ‘Hi Lorna’, which was coordinated by Monseratte. In any case, upon the arrival of the main show at Miramar Beach, on 1 December 1995, Perry came to the scene and showed the media the agreement that she had endorsed to not sing with any other person and compromised official procedures. In the wake of employing new artists, the show started with Lorna performing “Aikat Mazo Tavlo” (transl. ”Listen to my voice”). The show’s melodies were delivered in a 1996 collection of a similar name.

In her renowned lifetime, Lorna has sung for some incredible Bollywood music chiefs like Bappi Lahiri, Kalyanji-Anandji, Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Rajesh Roshan. She has even sung close by Mohammed Rafi (“Maria”) and Sudesh Bhosle. After her rebound, she has acted in nations of the Middle East like Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain and surprisingly in pieces of Europe like London. She is seen acting in the 2004 Konkani film Aleesha, and the 2019 Konkani melodic film, Kantaar, highlights Lorna singing some jazz tunes.

Bombay Velvet, the Bollywood film, is set during the 1960s and Lorna's voice was rousing to Bollywood entertainer Anushka Sharma. Anurag Kashyap says that Anushka's personality is a recognition for LornaFilms and Ad Films

Films
Bombay Velvet, the Bollywood film, is set during the 1960s and Lorna’s voice was rousing to Bollywood entertainer Anushka Sharma. Anurag Kashyap says that Anushka’s personality is a recognition for Lorna.
Nachom-ia Kumpasar (transl. Let’s dance to the mood), is a Konkani film. It depends on the existences of jazz artists Chris Perry and Lorna. The film takes its title from the name of a tune by the two craftsmen. The story is told through more than 20 well known Konkani melodies from the 1960s and 1970s that have been re-recorded for this film. It is set during the 1960s and is an accolade for the ‘overlooked’ Konkani performers of that time.
Commercials

A global promotion crusade by Nike for its cricket hardware included a Konkani tune “Rav Patrao Rav”, sung by Ella Castellino, in light of the melody “Bebdo” as the signature music. The verses to the new tune were composed by Agnello Dias (who worked in the JWT promoting organization that made the advertisement) and it was recomposed by Ram Sampath.

Lorna is a Brand Ambassador and furthermore introduced “The Goan Sip” bundled drinking water. She shows up in the notice crusade video singing in the tune of “Tuzo Mog”.

In 1997, she was granted the title of Best Female Singer in Mumbai, close by Alfred Rose, who won the title of Best Male SingerGrants and awards
In 1997, she was granted the title of Best Female Singer in Mumbai, close by Alfred Rose, who won the title of Best Male Singer
In 2015, Lorna was given a Lifetime Achievement grant at the “Film, Food, Fashion Festival”, by Vishnu Wagh, then, at that point, MLA and Vice-Chairman of Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG).
In 2018, she was granted the Krutadnyata Puraskar (Lifetime Achievement Award) at the eleventh Goa Marathi Film Festival, held at Kala Academy.

Discography
Collections
Concanim Hit Parade With Chris Perry And A Galaxy Of Top Artistes (1969), EMI, His Master’s Voice
Hit Music From Goa (1977), EMI
Chris Perry’s Golden Hits (1979, re-delivered 2006)
Hi Lorna (1996), Ronnie M. Creations
Remarkable Hits (2007), Sinaris

Singles
“Aikat mazo tavlo”
“Nachomia Kumpasar”
“Pisso”
“Bebdo”
“Red Rose”
“Lisboa”
“Adeus”
“Tuzo Mog”
“Noxibak Roddttam”
“Maria”, with Mohammed Rafi
“Sorga Rajeant”
“Abghat”
“Aik re khobrankara”
“Amerikak Pavxi”
“Sorg Tujea Dolleamni”
“Tum Ani Hanv”
“Ugddas”
“Mhoji Mai”
“Calangute”
“Pavsachea Tempar”

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