Apr 172005
 

Throughout American history, people from all around the world have flocked here in search of a better life, and to reinvent themselves. Some people assimilate into the melting pot, while others remain isolated, keeping to themselves. But America can only reach its full potential when new traditions are brought to our shores, to stand alongside those that go back centuries.

In the second in our series of reports on the South Asian Community in Central Virginia, Deepak Singh takes us to a recent Kathakali night sponsored by the UVa chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth. Kathakali has been a story-telling fixture in South India for over 500 years.

  6 Responses to “Feature: An Introduction to Kathakali”

  1. Good work! I wish there could be a video too.

  2. Good for you, Deepak. You must do something on America when you are in Lucknow!

  3. Deepak: I appreciate your efforts in making folks aware of
    the age old south asian culture here in Cville community thru
    this website. Keep up the good work.

  4. Good show!!

  5. Great piece of information…could be supported with images too…keep it up..

  6. i have always been close to kathakali and was very happy to see this site. i congratulate all the people behind this effort. believe me…..India has got many more classical artforms which still is not well known in the west and some other parts of India.

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