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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, January 17, 2011

Music Season 2010-2011 Recordings

Recordings from Music Season 2010-2011 are now available:

MP3 Excerpts from Isai Payanam @ Narada Gana Sabha 2011:

Raga Ritigaula - Cheraravade
Raga Subhapantuvarali - Pasupatisvaram
Raga Bhagesri - Abhang (Pandaricha)
Raga Mohanam - Kapali
Raga Kaanada
Tillana - Raga Desh

Full list of albums at:



  1. Dear Charulatha

    We wish you a Very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns of 20th January. May God bestow you with Healthy, Prosperous and long life to enable you to continue with your Good Work "Isai Payanam" and many others. You launched yourself into this programme a few years ago and it has grown in popularity all over the world in leaps and bounds.

    The programmes' popularity and success were inevitable because it was educating, entertaining and enthralling.

    We have listened to your ten volumes of "Isai Payanam" we purchased at the Tamil Orphans Trust Concert in London for more than ten times round since we returned from the Music Festival in Chennai in December 2009. Never has it been dull or boring having listened to it so many times. It shows the quality of the contents.
    The CDs and mp3 we purchased when you gave a performance in aid of the Kokuvil Hindu College were also excellent renderings. We particularly liked " Arabhimanam" in the 12 Ragas and the Kapali RTP and Tani in Mohanam which were "out of this world". Our only regret was that there were no credits listed for the four accompanying artists.

    Have you advanced beyond "Isai Payanam" Volume 10? If so how many? And, where in London can they be purchased?

    Since I was in the UK from 1960, I never heard of the 1985 film "Sindhubhairavi" and many such good films. Nevertheless, music and dance based films such as "Alaipayuththey", Salangai Oli" and "Sankarabharanam" I have heard of in due course and purchased the DVDs which my wife and I have viewed and enjoyed. The film "Sindhubhairavi" I heard of and purchased only in April 2010. I am fascinated by this film and have viewed it several times because it depicts a fragment of the "Isai Payanam" theme.

    Kind regards
    Yours sincerely

    Mr Sothisrihari & Mrs Balasaraswathy (Saras) Sothisrihari, UK

  2. The newest Isai Payanam releases are:
    - Abhangs & Bhajans
    - Raga Sangamam - Ragas Bhairavi & Desh (DVD)
    - Isai Payanam @ Abbas Cultural - January 2011 Music Season Concert
    - Isai Payanam @ Kartik Fine Arts - December 2010 Music Season Concert
    - Isai Payanam @ Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan - December 2010 Music Season Concert

    For more details, please see: