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Anthems and team songs add to the spirit of the sport and this holds true for the latest FC Goa song produced by Omkar H, musician and founding member of FC Goa Fan Club, and Edmund Gomes. Their song, ‘Tiki-Taka (Vamos Goa)’, will be having its video launch in the presence of top FC Goa players.Omkar is from Vasco-da-Gama and runs OMI Tunes while Edmund is from Sanguem and goes by the stage name EDM Gomes. Their first song was ‘Ole Ola Viva Forca Goa’, which received tremendous response. “The response to ‘Ole Ola Viva Forca Goa’ was amazing. It was dedicated to FC Goa and was originally done by Frederick Menezes, Gavin Fernandes and I, together known as ‘Kollectiv Soul’. It was then Rio-mixed because of the Brazilian influence on the team last year. We got many compliments with most of them saying that our song was actually the only song whose lyrics made sense as a football song,” says Omkar.
‘Tiki-Taka (Vamos Goa)’ has a chorus with a Spanish twist, dedicated to the Spanish players in FC Goa. The video features stars like Ferran ‘Coro’ Corominas, Mandar Rao Dessai, Bruno Pinheiro, Laxmikant Kattimani, etc as well as some well know faces like RJ Joed and Carlos Gonsalves, whose voices and beats reverberate through Fortress Fatorda on every match day.Speaking about how they were inspired to write this song, Edmund says, “We always want to put out something different. Our experience working with bands inspired us to come up with something that suited our culture and was catchy at the same time. The verses were inspirational whereas for the chorus, we’ve tried to keep it catchy and easy to sing.”As for the name of the song, Omkar explains, “Since the start of the season, there was a buzz going around their style of play, with short passes and attack, which is exactly what the Spanish term ‘Tiki-Taka’ means.” The song is largely in English with some Konkani words in the chorus and a couple of Spanish terms. The song calls upon all Goans to join in the football revolution, which has seen a slump in the last few years.
The video has been directed by Franky Fernandes from Ponda and Lester Fernandes from Nagoa and will be released on Youtube and Facebook via media partners FC Goa Fan Club and Goa Football Live. “Initially, we had plans to make the video on a smaller budget. But when one of our cinematographer friends heard the song, he suggested that since the song was very good, we should carry out the shoot professionally. Everyone was very cooperative and we finished the full shoot within two days. There’s a shot of almost all the players training but Ferran ‘Coro’ Corominas, Mandar Rao Dessai, Bruno Pinheiro and Laxmikant Kattimani have done their signature moves for the video. “We have incorporated simple hand moves for the chorus, which we hope will be followed by everyone at the stadium and as well as whenever the song is played,” concludes Omkar. [H]

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