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Hi everyone!! This is Charulatha Mani. I have taken up blogging to interact with my rasikas worldwide. I would like to thank all of you for your support and appreciation for my Isai Payanam show on Jaya TV, "Isai Cafe" on Raj TV and live concerts. I am here to blog on my concerts, latest film songs, and updates on Isai Payanam and Sahitya Payanam. Happy reading :-)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Learn Ragas with Charulatha Mani - Raga Mohanam

Learn Ragas with Charulatha Mani by SuperAudio
Learn Ragas is a musical insight into certain important and typical ragas of Carnatic Music. Classical Musician Charulatha Mani, popular Carnatic Vocalist, is acknowledged world over as an expert on Ragas. In this video in her own lively and melodious style she outlines the salient features of the raga with the right grammar to put learners on the right track, shares with us well-known compositions in the raga as well as presents a piece in full to bring out the complete joy in this effort. Students and music lovers will love this offering for its simplicity, and user-friendly presentation. This video is completely in lucid English which makes it appealing to a wide spectrum of music lovers.

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1 comment:

  1. Er.S.Santhanam
    Former Chief Engineer(Elect)
    Min.of Power,New Delhi
    A music rasika

    Smt.Charulatha Mani
    Musician,Carnatic Music

    Dear Ms.Charulatha Mani,
    I have been reading with interest your e-mail letters and also listening to the music
    clippings of your singing.I am an ardent lover of not only Carnatic Music,but also Hindustani
    Music.I have heard the concerts of maestros/doyens/legends in Carnatic Music at Madras
    in my school/college days and later at Delhi.I have also heard the maestros in Hindustani
    Music in Delhi during 70's,80's &90's.I had learnt Hindustani Music for about three years
    from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya in Delhi.As such I have a fairly good knowledge of
    Hindustani Music also.
    Well,the purpose of writing this letter is to get some clarifications about the ragas
    of some old film songs.Since you have been making some research &studies in music
    including old Tamil & Hindi film songs,you should be able to clarify.
    1. The classical based song in the Tamil film,"Karnan",namely,"Iravum Nilavum
    Malarattume,Nam Inimai ninaivugal thodarattume",probably sung by Susheela is based
    on the Hindustani raga,'Shyam Kalyan'.Pl.confirm.
    2.The song,"Partha jnapakam illaiyo Paruva natakam thollaiyo" is based on which
    3.On which raga is the song,"Kaththiruppan Kamala Kannan" is based on?This song
    is also perhaps a film song of the 50's/60's and was very popular.
    4.In one of your e-mail letters you had indicated the ragas of some Hindi film songs
    as 'Bilawal' & 'Alaiya Bilawal'.I had sent some clarifications/confirmations letter,which,it
    appears,has not been delivered.As far as I know, 'Bilawal' is the Hindustani equivalent of
    our 'Shankarabharanam' and 'Alaiya Bilawal' is the equivalent of ' Bilahari'.I hope I am
    I have heard only once your full-fledged concert,perhaps at Narada Gana Sabha
    Mini Hall.I look forward to hearing your concert - a comparative analysis of Hindustani &
    Carnatic Music including the famous Hindi & Tamil film songs of yester-years.Pl.
    notify me,when you give a concert.
    With regards