Kathakali Padam, Nalacharitham
This video presents Yami yami, a Padam (song) in Kathakali in Nalacharitham performed by a group of renowned artistes. It is in Madhyamavathi ragam. Kathakali, being a very popular art form in Kerala is acclaimed as the representation of the tradition within the state. It dates back to the 17th century and the performance is a combination of dance with music.
Usually the singers stand towards the back of the stage and sing while the costumed dancers mime out the story centrestage. Many people especially tourists get allured by this dance form.
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