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


          Welcome,
    
 
 
    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.


   

                
 
 
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