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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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Singing with Dr SPB

It was a great pleasure to sing on stage with the living legend Dr SP Balasubramaniam on February 14th at Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai. I sang the song from Vedham Pudhidu "Kannukkul Nooru Nilava" in Shanmukhapriya raga with him among other songs and he appreciated me on stage. It was a memorable moment for me. He also presented me with a memento. It was very refreshing to see his utmost sincerity and commitment towards music.


  1. Is there any movie song in Raagam Niroshta?


  2. Is "Kaatrukeena veli kadalukenna moodi" from the movie "Avargal" based on "Niroshta" raagam?

  3. Niroshta is a raga that has only 5 notes sa, ri, ga, da, ni. Kaatrukkenna veli features pa, and ma notes also. Hence it is not Niroshta. It is difficult to point out movie songs in this raga.

  4. Ms. Charulatha, You will sing again with Dr. SPB in his African show on 14th April 2012. We are all awaiting to see.

  5. Mam, please give us some basic lessons (sangetha bala padam) for our children in your you tube channel.