Alva Kuuto, Courtesy of Alva Kuuto.
Join us for Echoes of Tulunadu by Alva Kuuto, an indie band that presents contemporary voices in the ancient Tulu language.
Language lies at the heart of our identities: the vehicle by which we express thought and feeling and the medium through which we receive intergenerational wisdom. The vocabulary that informs not only our hopes for the future but also our memories, whether a mother’s lullaby or the names of family favourite recipes.
Inspired and informed by this understanding, Alva Kuuto, translating to ‘Alva’s collective/group,’ was initiated by Praveen Alva in 2022 to take Tulu music to diverse platforms and stages across regions. At present the group comprises Praveen Alva on vocals and acoustic guitar, Abhilash Shet on bass guitar, Anshuman Upadhyay on drums and Siddharth Pradeep on electric guitar.
In this performance, the band will involve and engage the audience through stories and memories of the southwestern coastal region, reimagining folk melodies and narratives via contemporary sensibilities and arrangements.
Enchanting Echoes June 16, 2022
Lady Anandi: Redux March 25, 2023
A Poetry Performance May 5, 2023
Ghalata-e-Dakhnistan 2.0 July 22, 2023
Lullabies Beyond Borders August 4, 2023