Video | Vayali Folklore Group performance – Kerala

The performance video covers Vayali Folklore Group’s journey for a folk art dance performance. The colour, energy and skill of the young people is on full display.

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About Vayali

Motto: “Culture nourishes itself from nature.
Without nature, culture cannot exist;
without culture, a society cannot.”

Vayali, a group of young people from the cultural capital of Kerala, is engaged in preserving the roots. Connected together in way back 2004 for a common reason, to form a team to start learning the Traditional / Local Knowledge systems practiced in and around the banks of River Nila (Bharatha Puzha) and share / impart the same to the young generation.

Source: http://www.vayali.org
Date Visited: Wed Jul 13 2011 09:50:16 GMT+0200 (CEST)

Vayali, a group of young people from the cultural capital of Kerala, is engaged in preserving the roots. Connected together in way back 2004 for a common reason, to form a team to start learning the Traditional / Local Knowledge systems practiced in and around the banks of River Nila ( Bharatha Puzha ) and share / impart the same to the young generation.

We use indigenous percussion instruments and colorful costumes to create foot-tapping music to preserve the dying Valluvanadan tradition and culture. Valluvanad is a culturally-rich place near Thrissur, famous for folk art culture, folklore and Classical art forms like Kathakali & Mohiniyattam. As age old people say, culture nourishes in the nature. Without nature a culture can’t exist, without a culture a society cannot.

We have undergone guidance and support from the eminent folklorists, Nattarivu Padana Kendram ( Centre for Folklore Studies ) Thrissur, directing us in achieving our goals. We got affiliated to Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy, Kerala Folklore Academy, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts ( IGNCA ) New Delhi, Nehru Yuva Kendra , South Zone Cultural Center ( SZCC ) Thanjavur and National Folklore Support Centre Chennai.

Issues:- learn the Traditional / Local Knowledge systems practiced in and around the banks of River Nila ( Bharatha Puzha ) and share / impart the same to the young generation.

Source: About Us – Vayali Folklore Group
URL: https://commutiny.in/organization/vayali-folklore-group
Date Visited: 12 September 2022

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Wikimedia map of Bharathapuzha (Nila) river
Wikimedia map of Bharathapuzha (Nila) river

The word “Nila” indicates the culture more than just a river. Nila has groomed the culture and life of south Malabar part of Kerala. We see the name “Peraar” indicating the same river in ancient scripts and documents. Source: Wikipedia

Read the entire entry on the Bharatapuzha river in Wikipedia >>

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