Kannur folk arts festival to begin on Jan 6

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 10th edition of ‘Utsavam’, the Kerala Folklore Festival featuring traditional art forms of the state, including dance and dance-based performances, and fusion of custom, costume, art and craft, will unfold at Town Square in Kannur on January 6.

From January 6 to 12, ‘Utsavam 2018’, to be organised at 28 select venues in all the 14 districts, will blend together the strands of timeless culture that manifest itself in a variety of vibrant dance, drama and songs, reports The Hindu.

Organised by Kerala Tourism in association with the Kerala Folklore Academy and the District Tourism Promotion Councils (DTPC), the event will give a fillip to traditional and ritualistic folk arts and will help in marketing the destination among tourists arriving in the State.

Over 5,000 artistes will present 350 art forms during the seven-day festival. Minister for Tourism and Cooperation Kadakampally Surendran will kick off the 10th edition of Utsavam in the presence of Minister for Ports, Museum and Archives, Kadanapally Ramachandran at Town Square.


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