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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

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Raga's Journey - Godly Gowrimanohari



Isai Payanam on Jaya TV - Gowrimanohari Episode:



Film Songs in Gowrimanohari/Patdeep:



Friday, October 11, 2013

Kedaragowla’s Many Moods



Classical compositions in Raga Kedaragowla:

Raga Kedaragowla in Film Music:



Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vidvan Sri. T.R. Subramaniam


Vidvan Sri. T.R. Subramaniam, TRS as he was called in the musical fraternity, was a beacon of knowledge, a powerhouse of positivity, a creative force, an enthusiastic teacher, and one who welcomed novel ideas in Carnatic Music. He was a maverick, an adventurer, a young person at heart, and even at his demise day before yesterday at the age of 88, he leaves us feeling contented that he was there to oversee our musical activities for all these years and guide us in several sahitya and raga related issues.
He was a regular at Isai Payanam concerts, his humour filled speeches were delightful, and was even a guest at the Lalgudi Jayaranam tribute concert I presented in May. He spoke on the occasion (see link below). He was a man with conviction, backed up by a thorough knowledge of the subject and languages. May his soul rest in peace.