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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

Monday, September 20, 2010

Concerts at London, 18th & 19th September 2010


The KHCOSA (Regd) had arranged my shows in the UK .. and what a weekend this has been. I felt music in every cell of my body...my creativity was fueled by the enthusiastic audience and my very capable band members. Our ensemble comprised of Jyotsna Srikanth on the violin, Isaac Clement on the keys, Suresh on the Tabla and Drums, Pirashana on the Mridangam, and Sentan on the morsing. We had the Ghatam and Thavil sounds coming in as well.. We had great fun on stage and the audience just lapped it up.

I presented classical pieces, semi-classical songs interspersed with my own scores of jathis and swaras, elements of fusion music, and well-loved cine songs as medleys. All this left the audience wanting more... 
I am going around London today, and my brief stay here has been in a country-side home, and in the yard there are bushes carved out like the three bears of Goldilocks. There is plenty of greenery, narrow roads, wooded forests, and clearing suitable for short treks and the like. I am missing my husband Karthik, my friend, and guide, who loves to walk around in the country side and we both like going on long treks.

bye for now...

Video Clips:


Audio Excerpts (MP3):

Kantamam - Raga Sindhubhairavi

Sindhubhairavi in Film Music - A Medley

Darbari Kaanada in Film Music - A Medley

Tribute to Swarnalata, followed by Raga Mohanam in Classical & Film Music - A Medley