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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, December 9, 2012

A Raga's Journey - Kapi

Isai Payanam on Jaya TV - Raga Kapi:

Isai Payanam Live Concerts:

Inta saukhya - Thyagaraja kriti in Raga Kapi:

Film Songs in Raga Kapi:

Previously covered Ragas:


  1. What an excellent exposition of Raga Kaapi! Fantastic. I thought of comparing with that of a garland Rose no, jasmine to some extend Sampangi may be but all of the best flowers of Tamil Nadu Then it came to my mind Yes I caught it some years back, say 40 or 45 years
    back The train of yester years Danushkodi Boat Mail would be entering Tanjore Jn in the early hours of morning A fine frangrance of Tanjavvur Kadamabam( I think in a fitting manner you were adorning it) would spread the platform Only this is the comparison (11 carnatic music songs+ 15 movie songs ) some of the songs I heard through 3 minitues gramaphone records and films as well in my early years Thanks
    Retired Railway man)

  2. Greetings.

    I am really enjoying your Isai Payanam videos on youtube. Super cool.
    Very nice work and nicely conveyed and the important thing is that the message reaches the masses.

    Keep up the awesome work. Also, please do more videos, write ups, blog posts and even informal videos/recordings (or even audio)...so it can reach even more people.


    PS: I am originally from Chennai but now live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I don't exposed to music as much as when I was there. So it is good to get all the treat I can from youtube.