Alfred Rose - Concanim Star – S/7LPE 4026
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Fernandes (5 August 1932 − 21 October 2003), better known by his stage name
Alfred Rose was a Goan tiatrist.Alfred Rose was born in Lankdem - Carona,
Aldona to tiatrist A. M. B. Rose (Ambrose Fernandes) and Dolarosa Fernandes.
He was initially given the nickname Junior Rose by tiatrist C. Alvares, being
the youngest among the actors at the time his tiatr debut in 1943. He took
the name Alfred Rose in 1950. He is one of the most popular tiatrists even
after his death, with websites dedicated to him. Alfred Rose was known as The
Melody King of Goa.[who?] Alfred Rose has many firsts to his credit. He
brought out the first Konkani audio cassette. He has the distinction of
publishing fourteen song books containing lyrics of the numerous songs he has
cut on disc. His novel Vingans Monte Cristochem, based on the famous novel
The Count of Monte Cristo of Alexander Dumas, based on the father of
hypnotism - Abbe Faria.His novels include Munis vo Devchar, which is based on
his drama by the same title. He introduced the concept of non-stop drama in
Konkani with his presentation of Director Saib in 1961. Alfred Rose is also
credited with recording eight songs in a single day.Alfred acted in Konkani
films like Amchem Noxib and Sukhachem Sopon. He provided the musical score,
sang, wrote the lyrics for and acted in the Konkani film Bogllant starring
Prem Kumar with Rose's wife, Rita Rose - herself a very good singer. He
produced and directed his first tiatr Hench Tem Karan in 1956.
Some of his hit tiatrs were Rogtak Tannelelo, Lakhpoti Nouro, Dotor Advogad,
Bhangaracho Voti, Angounnechi Okol, Munis vo Deuchar, Pessaumcar, Nirmon vo
Formonn and Natalanchi Bhett. Alfred Rose also composed music for Bollywood
films. The Hindi film Love in Goa has music composed by him. He had his own
band called Rosebuds Swing Band along with his brothers Marshall and Albert.
He has performed not only in various parts of India but also in London,
Paris, Frankfurt and the Middle East. The singer with a Panama hat on his
head and a magic wand in his hand delivering the opening song for tiatrs has
become the most identifiable image of Alfred Rose.