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Kerala Tourism organises Carnatic Music Festival

In order to attract tourist footfall, DTPC Palakkad organised the week long Kalpathy National Music Festival in association with the cultural department. The six-day festival was designed to promote the classical music as well as the culturally rich state of Kerala as a prime tourist destination. AK Balan, Minister for Cultural Affairs of Kerala inaugurated the closing ceremony of this iconic cultural event on November 13. The opening ceremony of the event was inaugurated by MB Rajesh on Purandaradasa Day (Nov 8) and was presided over by Shafi Parambil, MLA.

Kalapthy National Music Festival, a festival of Carnatic music has attracted thousands of people across communities to indulge into rich and vibrant series of celebration.

During this week long vibrant music festival, various cultural programmes were organised such as – vocal concerts by some of the prominent musicians, violin performance by RK Shreeram kumar & N M Brahmadathan, Mridangam performance by Srimushnam Rajarao & Shri. N. Nagaraj followed by Ghatom performance by SV Ramani.

P. Suresh Babu, District Collector & Chairman, DTPC Palakkad said, “The annual Kalpathy Sangeetholsavam offered a grand feast to music enthusiasts in the district Palakkad. With a splendid show of cultural music, the event was aimed at promoting the vibrant tradition and culture of Kerala. We want to promote “Kalpathy Sangeetholsavam” as one of the best music festivals in India and encourage tourists’ footfall at the pristine destinations of Kerala.”

Kalpathy, situated in the Palakkad district of Kerala is one of the ancient Brahmin Agraharam. Palakkad, the granary of Kerala is the traditional gateway to Kerala. One of the larger districts of Kerala, Palakkad has a topography that is a blend of forest cover, rivers, valleys, hills, etc. It plays a major role in the trade contacts between east and west coasts of peninsular India.

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