So I was talking to one of my Goan friends and he happened to mention ‘ Lambada’ for some odd reason. Lambada struck me like a lightning and reminded me of those nostalgic late 80s and early 90s days in Goa. Lambada as most Goans, who lived in those times , fondly associate the term with fancy, flower power, cotton, basket ball shorts with a ubiquitous ipod like white string. Some of us would also recall, its also a name of a famous Portuguese song by Kaoma which was mercilessly copied for this Bollywood song.By generally accepted notion, we Goans are always ahead of the pack. Lets face it, people famously know that round the world too While the rest of India was oblivious, the village Antao or Seby would have the original Portuguese version and they missed no opportunity whatsoever to flaunt it as if it were the only Merc in the entire state of Goa. People talked and praised this song from Saligao ‘Titho’ to Chorao ‘Tisk’. Relatives from the ‘Gulf’ were welcomed with this song and please shoot me if I am kidding. Be it Christmas or a family get together or a picnic by the beach the song was replayed over and over again. The interesting part is that no one would understand the Portuguese lyrics and that, shamelessly, includes me as well. Fun times really!So please enjoy, one of my recent serendipity on youtube, the original and my all time favorite Kaoma’s Lamabada.~ Siddesh (facebook)
Disclaimer: I mean no offense to others who are not from Goa.