Goa Chitra presented two quartets absolutely unplugged. The Emilliano da Cruz quartet featuring Goas music maestro himself on violin and mandolin Oscar on guitar Colin D'Cruz on bass and Carlos Gonsalves on percussion. Geetu Hinduja's quartet had the amazing singer/songwriter on vocals and guitar Roque Lazarus on guitar and melodica with Colin D'Cruz and Carlos Gonsalves on bass and drums again.
The show was split into two halves with local icon Emmilliano doing the honours as the opening act. Emmilliano made himself at home onstage from the word go and promptly had the audience eating right out of his palms that caressed his two loves the mandolin and the violin. Beautiful melodies filled the air at Goa Chitra for over an hour kindling nostalgic memories of good times way back when music was well music!
Geetu Hinduja then came on with a soul stirring solo song accompanying herself on an acoustic guitar with professional finesse. The band joined her from the next song onwards transporting the audience into a dreamlike state as a new story unfolded with every song that was rendered with feeling and expression. Her original compositions were well recieved by an audience that punctuated every song with huge rounds of applause. She then invited the maestro onstage to join her quartet on violin and mandolin. Emillianos presence onstage added colour especially with his huge warm smile and the audience demaded his quartet back onstage at the end of Geetus show. Party time continued with Emilliano's quartet for an extended hour and then in true unplugged style Geetu continued entertaining the hanging on crowd at their tables with songs that were not on her program.'