Roque Tome Fernandes is King Momo for Goa Carnaval 2017


Roque Tome Fernandes is King Momo for Goa Carnaval 2017
PANAJI, February 18, 2017:  Renowned Goan musician and entertainment  King, Roque Tome  Fernandes has been selected as King Momo for Goa Carnaval 2017.
A committee constituted by  Goa Tourism today selected  Roque  Fernandes who was one among the four applicants aspiring to lead Goa Carnaval between  February 25-28, 2017.
Roque Fernandes, aged 65 and resident of Panaji, is a retired government employee.  He is a well-known musician and popular figure in the Goan entertainment industry.  Fernandes has played key roles in  Mando festivals and many top Goan cultural events.  He is also a popular figure at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), dressed as 
Kingo Momo welcoming foreign tourists on cruise liners arriving at the  Port.
Fernandes, this is his fifth time as King Momo and his selection came after a stiff competition from three other contestants.
Thrilled to be King Momo once again, Fernandes  said, “ I love Goa, I love  to be  King Momo and I am  all set to enthrall Goa and all  visitors to the State for the four-day  Carnaval celebrations.”
King Momo’s entourage will lead the  Carnaval float parades at the four 
: Panaji, (February 25), Margao (February 26),  Vasco (February 27) and Mapusa (February 28). 
Carnaval float parades will also be held in Curchorem and  
Shiroda on  February 27 and at Ponda on February 28.