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The Spirit of Goa 2024 Ends on a High Note with Fun & Excitement

The highly anticipated three-day “Spirit of Goa” fest, held from May 17th to May 19th at the SAG Ground, Colva in South Goa, organized by the Department of Tourism concluded with resounding excitement. The event celebrated Goa’s music scene leaving attendees with unforgettable experiences.
Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director of Tourism & Managing Director of GTDC, stated, “Festivals like the Spirit of Goa are vital for preserving and promoting the Goan music, food and traditional dances. This event provides a platform for local artists to showcase their talents, attract tourism, and foster a sense of community among attendees. By celebrating the unique traditions and modern expressions of Goan culture, these events help sustain and enhance the state’s identity, ensuring it is passed down to future generations.”
The Spirit of Goa fest aimed to promote Goan music, food and the local community. It served as a platform to showcase the traditional dances, music, food and more Additionally, the festival highlighted a variety of products, beverages, cuisines, and handicrafts made from coconut and cashew, along with various versions of homegrown spirits like urrak, feni, and niro. Clay pot making stalls also offered visitors a hands-on experience with traditional Goan crafts.
The event featured a mesmerizing lineup of performances that showcased Goa’s diverse musical talents. Audiences were enthralled by performances from Forefront, Pure Magic, and The Imperial. The renowned Kanta Gaude Troupe added authenticity to the evening with their traditional Goan dances. Other highlights included captivating performances by Goa’s pride, Hema Sardesai, and dynamic sets from Altitude, Jukebox Trio, 24K India, Crimson Tide, and Band Ambassadors. The energy and passion displayed by these artists ensured the festival ended on a high note, with pulsating beats and enthusiastic crowd participation.
The Spirit of Goa festival transcended a mere music event; it was a vibrant celebration of Goa’s distinctive spirit. By uniting locals and visitors, the festival showcased the beauty of the goan community. This festival truly encapsulated the essence of Goa and its people.