Music, Literary Arts, Festival

SWF 2017: The Many-Splendoured Folk Art of Tamil Storytellers

Organised by: National Arts Council
  • Date:
    4 Nov 2017
  • Time:
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Victoria Theatre
    Victoria TheatreVictoria Theatre


It's an extremely rare feast for the senses as we present a night of multi-faceted storytelling via the folk arts of the Tamil tradition. Experience the villu pattu ('bow song') with a special Tamil group from India, who will work with the villu (bow), an age-old weapon of warriors adapted into a musical instrument. Other highlights include kathakaalachebam ('musical storytelling') and theru koothu ('street theatre'). Though now increasingly rare, these participative folk art forms once conveyed values and ethics to rural audiences through age-old stories.