Medaram Jatara | Special Interview With Koya Tribe Singer Sakine Ramachandraiah
Watch special interview with Sakine Ramachandraiah, a Koya tribe singer who has oral histories of the Koya tribe on the tip of his tongue. He is only one such singer who mentions the tribal stories effortlessly from his vocal chambers, in Telugu as well as Koya language. Belonging to the ‘Doli’ sub-division of the Koya tribe, Ramachandraiah sing oral histories based on the Padiges.
Prof Jayadhir Tirumala Rao is spearheading a project to document the oral history of ‘Sammakka-Saralamma’ as told by Ramachandraiah, and he vouches that the story, if fleshed out from the myth it is enmeshed in, could substantially aid historical research.