To see-hear a Realplayer recording of our April 21, 2000 live webcast,

"Discourse on Kannagi, the Tamil Woman and Goddess; and on Traditional Storytelling Techniques", 

please click here.  It lasts 52 minutes.  The program includes Siri Rama's 10-minute performance of the Silappathikaram( Epic of the Anklet) via gesture and spoken word; a recital of Subramania Bharati's poem, "Penn Viduthalai" ("Freedom for Women"); and discussion of a videotaped segment of a performance of modernized Villupattu storytelling by Subbu Arumugam and troupe.  English and Tamil languages are spoken and displayed electronically. 

Thank you! 

Eric Miller 
Folklore Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania, USA