- Charulatha Mani Carnatic vocalist and Playback singer
- I am a singer-researcher with expertise in Karnatik Music and Early Opera. I discuss intercultural music-making contexts. My work is available at www.charulathamani.com and at www.youtube.com/isaipayanam
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Appeared on SUN Tv "Pattikada Pattanama" and Jaya TV "Galatta Kutcheri" with Mano sir on 15th Jan.
I performed at the Thiruvaiyaru Tamil Isai Festival on the 15th. The concert was between 11:30 pm and 1 am (yes you read it right!), and the audience were sitting and listening to music well into the night. Earlier I visited the Panchanatheswarar Temple and Dharmasamvardhini temple. This was the place where Dikshitar composed the Madhyamavati piece Dharmasamvardhini, and Syama Sastri composed the Varali piece Karunajoodavamma. In Thyagaraja's Muripemu Galige also there in a reference to Panchanatheeswara temple in the charanam. Very large premises, and nice darshan. Also prayed at the Aatkondeswarar sannidhi.
I received the "Most Popular Entertainer of the Year" award from the Vijay TV Super Singer Awards on 10th Jan. I received the award from Nityashree akka, and Srinivasji, myself, and Krishna Iyer performed our winning song "En Uchi Mandaila" from Vettaikkaran after collecting the bouquet and trophy. I thank God for this award and promise to work harder for music in the coming years also...