At a function on 16th July at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, singer Charulatha Mani’s latest albums produced by Rhythm Music - “Sankirtanam – Popular Telugu Kritis”, and “Isai Payanam – Live in UK” were released. The chief guests of the evening were Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. N. Ramani, renowned flute maestro and Sri. S. Ve. Shekher MLA, and Theatre Personality.
Sri Ramani said that Smt Charulatha Mani’s voice has a divine charm and that she has sung the Telugu songs with the correct pronunciation and devotional fervour. He blessed her for all her future endeavours. Sri S. Ve. Shekher spoke on the album contents and praised the artiste's effort in presenting such an album to the rasikas of music. He also complimented the recording quality and said that the “Isai Payanam – Live in UK” is a treat to Classical music and film music lovers.
Smt R. Amaravathy, Proprietrix, Rhythm Audio too spoke on the occasion and expressed her gratitude to the artiste and the guests.
The function was followed by Charulatha Mani’s “Sahitya Payanam” concert, in which she explained the meaning and background stories behind well-known classical kritis and then presented them in a concert form. She was accompanied by Sri Bombay Anand on the violin, and Sri Thillaisthanam Suryanarayanan on the mridangam.
Video of Release Function: