Recently i attended a wonderful function called "Janapada Jaatre" in Lalbagh near KempeGowda Tower. this is being organised by Gov. of Karnataka. i really enjoyed it.
This is a great effort not only to support and encourage the janapada artists in the state but also to re-introduce our janapada culture to the new generation which is why it is aptly called as "marali janapadakke" means 'back to Janapada'.
In every part of india, we can see folk [janapada] culture which is the true representation of local culture and traditions. Especially these Janapada poets bring variety and richness to the literature and janapada is considered as good research project for the literature students.
Karnataka is home to variety of janapada arts and one can see the glimpse of these arts in the 'Janapada Jaatre'. Be it Kamsaale( shown in fig) which is very rhythmic clapping of "Kamsaale" in parallel with physical exercises or "Veeragaase" in which artists performs rhythmic dance with swinging sword...
Another good thing is that a small booklet giving information about various janapada art will also be provided to viewers at the venue and all these are free of cost.
so it is being held over weekends in Lalbagh...go and enjoy it..