Veedhi grooves to tribal tunes

Tribal artistes from Pathanamthitta performing ‘Kolkali’ at a programme organised by the Kerala Mahila Samakhya Society on Manaveeyam Veedhi in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.— Photo: S. Gopakumar  

The Manaveeyam Veedhi reverberated to tribal beats during another programme organised by the Kerala Mahila Samakhya Society on Sunday as part of ‘Samyojitha’, an effort to showcase ethnic music and dance of tribal people from various parts of the State.

Nearly 135 people from the Urali, Malayaraya and Malambandaram tribal hamlets of Pathanamthitta regaled the State capital with traditional art forms including Mudiyattom, Kolkali, Puramaadi, Kochukili, Kavoottu and Keerikali.

Their cuisine too

They also brought along their traditional dishes including made using tapioca.

The ‘Samyojitha’ programme is a monthly event organised by the society, led by its State project director P.E. Usha. It aims at providing a platform for tribal communities to exhibit the richness of their ethnic culture. The programme was formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in October last year.

Eight districts

As part of ‘Samyojitha,’ the society has organised similar cultural evenings at Manaveeyam Veedhi for the tribal communities from Malappuram, Kasaragod, Palakkad, Kannur and Wayanad.

The organisation has been striving for the uplift of marginalised sections through its units functioning in eight districts.

Samyojitha is an effort to showcase music and dance of tribal people from across the State.

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