FESTIVAL MUSICAS DO MUNDO

Event

FESTIVAL MUSICAS DO MUNDO

Artist

Mudiyett

Venue

SINES, PORTUGAL

Date & Time

21-Jul-2014

About FESTIVAL MUSICAS DO MUNDO

Mudiyett group performed on 21st July 2014 at Festival Musicas do Mundo in Sines, Portugal 2014. Mudiyett is a traditional ritual theatre and folk dance drama from Kerala. Inscribed in UNESCO, Mudiyett is a 9th-century oral tradition and a rare social practice. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil displayed by the killing of a demon by the goddess. The performance involves the use of mask, body painting and is sacred in nature. Mudiyett is on the verge of extinction as only 3 groups are left in India who can perform this act. One of the leading troupes performing this act is Pazhoor Kunjan Marar Mudiyett Kalakendra. This group has performed at more than 8000 stages across India and abroad as well. Camara Municipal de Sines organizers 'FMM Sines - Festival Musicas do Mundo'(www.fmm.com.pt), Portugal's biggest world music event since 1999. British Magazine Songlines has included FMM Sines in its list of 25 of the best international world music festivals in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, being only Portuguese and Iberian festival selected. FMM takes place in Sines' Castle, a birthplace of navigator Vasco da Gama and other historic sceneries in this Southern Portugal seashore county.

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