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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

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Isai Payanam Trust (Regd.)


Charulatha Mani's ‘Sahitya Payanam - a Divine Journey'

on October 31, 6.30 pm at the R. K. Swamy Auditorium (opp. Bharatiya
Vidya Bhavan), Mylapore.

She will present classical compositions in various languages
providing their meaning, background information, and interesting
anecdotes about the kshetra and composer.

Entry is free. Sponsor: Shriram Foundation

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Corporate Show for HCL

Dear friends,

Last evening I performed a special concert for HCL especially for some distinguished guests from the United States.
I started off with a Ganesha Slokam, went into Shankarabharanam raga, sang Mozart's 25th (familiar to the Indian audience as the Titan jingle). I then proceeded to the oft-heard Bridal Chorus, "Treulich gef├╝hrt" from Wagner's Lohengrin, more familiar in English as "Here Comes the Bride". From there to Gowri Kalyana Vaibhogame...the theme of this piece being "Wedding - a Lifelong Partnership".
The next piece was "Motherhood - Unconditional Love", and I presented "Enna Thavam Seidhanai" in Kapi raga, the audience were interactive and repeated some Kapi phrases after me!
I also presented "Manadhil Urudi" and "Chinnanchirukilye" with translations of important lines...
A nice experience for all of us...
Will post a picture soon,