Goa's Biggest Worship Rock Concert in Margao
The Easter celebration was in full force at Holy Spirit Church, Margao. The first mega Worship Concert Liberate your Spirit (2nd edition) drew a large crowd of all faiths across Goa.
‘Faith’ the Margao based band opened the concert and treated more than 2000 strong crowd with fast paced and interactive music, setting the precedent for the other artists. 20 years old Alacoque Morenas the sweet voiced Margao girl struck a chord with the youth with her acoustic faith songs. Varun Carvalho set focused on ‘praise and freedom’ and some of his songs praised for our motherland and the Christ. The theme of the concert struck a chord with him, as the title of his album is ‘Set Me Free’ and he feels that in order to effectively liberate your Spirit you must first set yourself free.
Goa’s pop star Olavo Rodrigues performed Konkani Gospel songs with a peppy pop twist. Noted Goan singer Sidhanath Buyao wooed the crowd by performing and praising Jesus, inspite of belonging to a different faith. Thus showing Goa is truly the land of communal harmony. Acclaimed Mumbai-based Gospel Band Yeshua performed for the first time in South Goa, effortlessly connecting with the masses. Famed Goan singer Veeam Braganza played the role of the host.
The biggest revelation of the night was the influx of youth at the concert, a phenomenon which was not anticipated. Alison Morenas, a Margao youth leader and brother of singer Alacoque Morenas was all praise for the high caliber show and was especially awestruck by the brilliant light and sound effects. The magnificent Holy Spirit Church in the background and together with the brilliant light display added to the splendor of the concert. Earlier the concert began with a prayer by Fr. George Fernandes the Assistant parish priest of the Holy Spirit Church. He called the audience to be in sync with God.
The police force, ambulance and fire brigade personnel were present in good number. All the artists got the crowd enthusiastically involved in the praise and worship and when it was time for the curtains to come down, the crowd pleaded for an encore from Yeshua, to which they willingly complied. Cameron the lead singer of Yeshua hailed Armando Gonsalves for being ‘like Moses leading the Israelites’ collecting the artists together and drawing the crowds and likening Goa to the Promised Land.
The event called for uplifting the name of Jesus across Goa and the band claims that they didn’t know what to expect from the South Goan audience but were pleasantly surprised and feel that it was the best response they have received yet from any concert.
This concert came at the appropriate time when the entire country is facing a period of corruption and the masses need assurance. The concert confirmed the fact that God alone is supreme and is the sole solution to the problems faced by man.
he success of this mega event was evident from the number of requests to hold more Worship Concerts in South Goa.