Opening Concert with Cultural Show presented by Kerala Tourism
Virtual venue: Nishagandhi Amphitheatre
Cultural show presented by Kerala Tourism
This 20-minute specially choreographed performance includes Mohiniyattam, Theyyam, Kathakali and Thiruvathira styles of traditional and classical dance from Kerala. The Mohiniyattam piece is is based on a poem by the legendary Malayalam poet Vallathol Narayana Menon. The different dance forms are woven together to offer a cross section of traditional performances of Kerala.
Asima means "...beyond boundaries". A vocal and percussion ensemble based in Trivandrum, they explore music across several genres, and draw inspiration from many sources, east and west, classical, folk and popular. There are five male vocalists (Anil Ram, Gokul, Sreekumar, Khalid and Anoop), all trained in Carnatic vocal music; one percussionist (Sajith Pappan) playing a range of South Indian drums; one drum player (Tao Issaro) and one pianist (Yakzan). Asima music is composed by Devissaro.