Payyanur Fest 2017 to feature variety of cultural performances

Muscat - 

Payyanur Fest 2017 will be held at the Le Grande Hall in Al Falaj Hotel on Friday. This was announced at a press conference. 

To be conducted under the banner of Payyanur Sauhruda Vedi (PSV) the event aims to promote and enrich the rich and unique culture of Payyanur (a north Malabar town in the southern Indian state of Kerala) which has had its indelible imprint on the freedom struggle of lndia.

The fest would be inaugurated by Neelu Rohra, second secretary, social welfare, India Embassy in Muscat. The main attraction of the festival would be a musical drama Mazhapattu (song of rain) that will be staged by the artistes of PSV Oman, and directed by Manjulan Payyanur whose solo drama (Coonan) has been performed on close to 1,983 stages so far in India and abroad. 

The event will also see classical fusion dances by Sneha and team. Sneha has performed in Nakshatra Festival, Mumbai, Khajuraho Dance Festival, Doordarshan and many other prestigious stages in India and internationally.

Thyambaka performance by a 14-member team would be the highlight of the event. The press conference was attended by officials of PSV: Manjulan, Babu Puravankara, president, Mohanan Kodakkad, general secretary, V C Ravi, vice president, Rajeev Madai, cultural secretary, C V Raghunath, treasurer and Usha Ravindranath, ladies wing coordinator. The programme will begin at 6.15pm and gate opens at 5pm.

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