Kerala to host Annual Folk Art Fest ‘Utsavam 2021’ from February 20


PTI, Feb 20, 2021, 11:16 AM IST

Bringing alive Kerala’s rich and diverse folk and ritualistic art traditions in 30 venues across the state, the 7-day annual cultural festival ‘Utsavam 2021’ is to get off to a colorful start here on February 20. Hundreds of artists, representing a variety of folk, tribal and ethnic traditions that flourished in different parts of the state would perform during the 13thedition of the event.

The event is being organized by Kerala Tourism together with Kerala Folklore Academy, Bharat Bhavan, and District Tourism Promotion Councils. State Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran would inaugurate the festival, an official statement said here.

Leading folklore artists would be honored at the function with the Utsavam Puraskaram. They 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), the statement said.

The festival aims at providing a platform to performers of folk arts many of which are on the verge of being pushed into oblivion. The event comes as a big support to artists hit by the recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the statement added.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Hakay Akshay Machindra appointed SP of Udupi

Coal stocks at thermal power stations to last 17 days, says senior official

Delhi court sends ISIS operative to judicial custody

Youngster dies in bike accident while returning from ‘Agnipath’ rally

Gold worth Rs 1.21 crore seized at Chennai airport, flyer arrested

SBI launches its first dedicated branch for start-ups in Bengaluru

Teenager sexually abuses 5-year-old cousin sister


Related Articles More

Coal stocks at thermal power stations to last 17 days, says senior official

Delhi court sends ISIS operative to judicial custody

Kashmiri Pandit killing: Villagers take out procession to cremation ground

Gold worth Rs 1.21 crore seized at Chennai airport, flyer arrested

‘Real face’ of New India, says Oppn slamming PM Modi over release of Bilkis Bano case convicts

MUST WATCH

NEWS BULLETIN 16-08-2022

Independenceday function

Congress Freedom March

NEWS BULLETIN 15-08-2022

144 Section at Shivamogga


Latest Additions

Hakay Akshay Machindra appointed SP of Udupi

Coal stocks at thermal power stations to last 17 days, says senior official

Hockey India mess: FIH delegation in India, to hold meeting with CoA on Wednesday

Delhi court sends ISIS operative to judicial custody

Kashmiri Pandit killing: Villagers take out procession to cremation ground

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.