Remo: A Life in Words
Remo Fernandes* with Vasundhara Das
* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom
Remo Fernandes was born in Goa and grew up there in the 1950s and 1960s. He studied architecture in Bombay, busked and hitch-hiked his way through Europe and North Africa as a young man, and returned to Goa in his mid-twenties, with a resolve to pursue only the things he loved: music, art and writing.
His success with his first home-produced albums led to widespread fame and stardom. His chartbusting film songs and his albums were landmark hits for a generation of listeners. His innovative musical journey continues to this day: he recently composed and recorded a full-fledged opera on Mother Teresa.
Now in his late sixties, Remo divides his time between his ancestral home in Siolim, Goa and Porto in Portugal.