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16 January

Goa attained freedom and its statehood soon after this day as named in the title of the song. 16 January 1967 was the Goa Opinion Poll day; the day when the state of Goa was finally separated from Maharashtra and later attained statehood.

The song explains the effect of the Goa Opinion Poll, the people, the struggle for freedom, the slogans and much more.


from Madagoan, released November 6, 2019
Composed by Saiesh Poi Panandikar, arranged by Madagán and Divya Naik.

Clair McGreevy: Guitar, Vocals.
Divya Naik: Vocals.
Jason O'Rourke: C/G Concertina.
Stephen Porter: Whistle.
Maria Rafferty, Vocals, whistle.

Shubham Gawande: Kasale, Dhol.
Parshuram Majalekar: Shamel.
Saheel Naik: Ghumat.
Shubham Naik: Ghumat.
Sujay Naik: Tasso.


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Madagán Belfast, UK

Madagán take their name from Beann Mhadagáin , the iconic mountain that overlooks their home city of Belfast. Performing on concertina, uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, flute and sumptuous harmony vocals, the music of this dynamic four-piece is driven by Belfast’s thriving music scene.

Divya Naik is one of Goa's most promising emerging artists. Kingfisher voice of Goa in 2015
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