Karinthalakkootam is an indigenous band that propagates the music of soul to connect people with a sense of historic resolution. The troop is the vanguard in redefining the identity of people who are battered by senseless incorrectness through centuries. The down town Kerala band rekindles the sense of sanity for all with a message of love and harmony. This ethno music performing group based at the Folklore Study Centre in Thrissur District of Kerala State, in India. The songs performed are the ritual and agricultural songs of the working classes, the aboriginals of Kerala, mainly the Parayas and
Pulayas. They are considered to be the children of mother earth as they dedicate their lives working on her lap and singing for her day and night. For them, songs are a way of pouring their hearts out – surrendering their sorrows and pains to the mother goddess and seeking her solace. While the men of the group sing songs with instruments such as Maram, Otta, Thudi and Chenda, the women dance letting their hair down. The word “Karinthalakoottam” literally means “the group dancing with
their black and long hair in the traditional rhythm”.
The instruments predominantly used are the primitive ones like Maram, Chenda, Thudi, Vadichilambu, Kuzhi Thalam and Otta which have been used by our forefathers. These instruments are mostly percussion types and electrical instruments are a strict no here.
Karinthalakoottam has performed more than 3000 stages in India and abroad. Muscat-Oman (2008, 2009, 2012), Bahrain (2013), Abu Dhabi (2013), Kolkata International Music Fest – 2010, International Theatre Festival of Kerala, Kochi-Muziriz Biennale – 2012 are to name a few. Pune Bengaluru, Chennai, Madhurai are all remarkable venues where we showcased our Folk-Musical performance.
Murukadas Chandran , is a known devotional singer popular among music lovers for his exceptional
voice and fusion Satsang. His musical career has started at the age of 15 and he has been performing
round the globe since then.
His major breakthrough came when he found refuge in Art of Living and Guruji himself selected him
to perform in Sumeru Sandhya, a premier Art of Living Satsang experience. It is an evening event packed with Quality Music, Heart Touching Bhajans, Meditation and Knowledge. Murukadas has also appeared in numerous TV programs and travelled across India and abroad with his crew.