Kerala To Organise A Stunning Annual Folk Art Festival From February 20

by Yogita Chainani
Kerala To Organise A Stunning Annual Folk Art Festival From February 20

Be it the tea plantations at Munnar or the picturesque boathouses at Allepy- there’s something about Kerala that makes it different from the rest of India. With the abundance of flora and fauna mixed perfectly with diverse folk culture and art, Kerala is truly God’s Own Country. And now, the artistic state is all set to host a 7-day annual cultural festival ‘Utsavam 2021 from today, Feb 20. With 30 venues across the state, this festival is as sumptuous as it can get.

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Hundreds Of Artists Will Perform At The 13th Edition Of The Festival

As a part of the festival, hundreds of artists representing a variety of folk, tribal and ethnic traditions popular across the state would perform during the 13th edition of the festival. In terms of the event, well, it is being organised by Kerala Tourism with Kerala Folklore Academy, Bharat Bhavan, and District Tourism Promotion Councils.

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In a bid to promote the culture of the sate, this festival is celebrated on a grand well. And this year, state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran would inaugurate the festival. Well, the event is not only about performances leading folklore artistes, would be honoured at the function with the Utsavam Puraskaram.

The Festival Aims To Uplift The Artists And Restore Various Artforms That The State Has To Offer

The names include- T K Baby (Onamkali Pattu), Pramod TA (Pattu & Kaalakali), Padmanabhan TR(Ambatheeradikalari), Sudarshanakumar T (Padayani), Bindu Pazhur (Mudiyettu), Malathi Balan (Uralikoothu), Rajamma A (Pooppada Thullal), K Kunhi Koran (Poorakkali), Dineshan Thekkankooran Peruvannan (Theyyam) andUmbichi K (Mangalam Kali).

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The main aim of the festival is to provide a platform for performers and promote art that’s been diminishing with time. The event will support the artists who were majorly hit by the covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, if you need tips on great places to visit in Kerala’s then here’s a fun video of Kairali Ayurvedic Village for you.