Entries by Noel Gama

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Daman Day 2011 Celebrations

Daman Day 2011 was celebrated on “Dia de Damao” – 2nd of February which also coincides with the feast of “Nossa Senhora das Candeias” – an annual, open air mass held on the forecourt of the DMC building and offered by the councillors and staff of the Daman municipal council. Due to the ongoing DMC […]


Saudades! Folk Memories of Damão

The book every Damanense has always wished someone would write for them!   Saudades! Folk Memories of Damão!  A memoir about the folksy past of Damão (Daman), a little-known,  former Portuguese enclave on the western shore of India   While Viva Damao! The Insider’s Guide to the Indo-Portuguese Culture, Customs & Etiquette of Daman is […]


Viva Damão – the band!

Returning to my roots – from “The Exclusively Western” 1-Man band to the exclusively, “Portuguese Music” One-Man Band! My special thanks to everyone who’s been cajoling me for a come-back! Muito obrigado! “Viva Damão!” is an exclusively Portuguese Pop & Folk 1-Man Band from Daman (Damão), India with a mission… “To revive and popularize Portuguese Pop & Folk […]


Viva Damao – the book

I’m 90% done with the research for my book, “Viva Damao: The Indo Portuguese Subculture of Daman.” Now begins the writing part of the project – should take three months; and another two months to pass through my editing. Here’s a mock-up of the hard cover version:   And the soft cover version:     […]


Wanted: Potted History of Daman!

I’ve been searching for the potted history (also known as timeline) of Daman (Damao) for my website, www.discover-daman.com. In case anyone has a source where I can obtain the potted history of Damao, I’d be very much obliged if you’d kindly share it with me. Thanks, Noel