Thursday, 29 April 2010

‘Janapada jaatre’ on Oct 31 2009 - Mallada Muthavva (Kodagu Heggade folk culture) felicitated

‘Janapada jaatre’ on Oct
News Service Madikeri:


Deccan Herald » District » Detailed Story

A ‘Janapada jaatre’ (folk art fair) will be held in Kodagu on October 31, as a part of Suvarna Karnataka celebrations at Fort premises in Madikeri, said district co-ordinator Addanda Anita Karyappa.

Addressing a press meet, she said the fair aims at bringing together hundreds of folk artists and presenting a show on folk art and culture of Kodagu with a view to preserve the folk art and culture of Kodagu district.

More than 200 folk artists are expected to participate in the fair. They will exhibit folk dances of Girijana, Maleya, Panika, Dafaata of Kodava Muslims.

‘Janapada,’ ‘Kodava valaga,’ ‘Ummathat,’ ‘Erava cheenidudi,’ ‘Huthari kolata,’ ‘Bhoothakola,’ ‘Balopat,’ ‘Kurubara kolata,’ ‘Bolakat,’ ‘Dafaata,’ ‘kolata,’ folk songs, ‘Suggi kunitha,’ folk dance, ‘Kangilu kunitha,’ ‘Kodagu ajjappa there,’ ‘Panikara there samskrithi,’ will be presented. As many as 18 teams will sing folk songs.

As many as 10 achievers who have contributed for the Kodava folk culture will be felicitated. They include; Nandeera Poovaiah (Kodava folk culture), Mallada Muthavva (Kodagu Heggade folk culture), Patela Ningappa (Suggi kunitha), Panikara Mittu (Kodagu there samskrithi), Panieravara Nayak (Cheenidudi), Chimmi Kutta Bolli (Kembatti Janapada samskrthi), A T Thangamma (folk singer), Maleyanda Muthanna (‘Kodagu ajjappa there), Nellamakkada Sarasu Kaveramma (Kodava janapada samskrithi), and H M Rudrappa (flute player).

As many as four programmes will be held in the month of October and November as a part of ‘Janapada jaatre’. The Government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 1.30 lakh for the purpose. Artists from outside the districts will be invited for the fair in November.

Source: http://archive.deccanherald.com/Deccanherald/oct282006/district18463320061027.asp

"Kuttichatha Yuvati Mandali" , Kodagu Heggade Ummathat team, Kirgoor


Ummathat ‑ dance performed to appease goddess Cauvery. The other name of this dance is Mohini dance. Kodagu women folk wear the Kodagu national dress with jewellery, ribbon on the forehead and kum kum, holding the brass cymbals in their hands, in a swinging rhythm, dance in a circle. At the centre one women stands with a pot full of water. She represents water deity 'Kaveri'. Kodava people worship the 'Kaveri deity' as their community goddess. This dance form is very famous, especially the soothing music, the dance is very popular during kodava festival and during wedding.


"Kuttichatha Yuvati Mandali" , Kodagu Heggade Ummathat team, Kirgoor was formed almost since a year as of now, the team is peforming extremely well and are recognised almost everywhere. The team consists of 13 members with 2 singers

1. Participated in Go Yatra from Gonikoppa to Ponnampet organised by RSS in 2009 Dec
2. Part of Hampi Utsav in january 26 2010 - programme was broadcasted in telivision
3. Won 2nd prize at Kodava Sahithya Samskrithika Mela, cultural fest held at Ponnampet in March
19 2010
4. Participated in Tulu Sammelana on March 29 2010 at B C Road
5. Invited to Goa to perform for the Kodava Samaja at Goa


Dancers | Aatukara
Korakuttira Meena Sara Chengappa
Charimanda Vanitha Devaiah
Pokkalichanda Rani Poovaiah
Charimanda Bhagya Devaiah
Kakera Usha Nanaiah
Korokuttira Mala Bopaiah
Panikuttira Savitha Mudappa
Pokkalichanda Chondamma
Korakuttira Nitya Devaiah
Kalyapanda Savitha Bheemesh
Kakera Pushpa


Singers | Patukara
Pokkalichanda Vaani Vijay
Korakuttira Vincy Karumbiah