- Charulatha Mani Carnatic vocalist and Playback singer
- 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 :-)
Monday, August 10, 2009
Concert in honour of DKP, Balaram Jayanthi, and Repin's paintings.
The past week has been an eventful one.
On Wednesday Balaram Jayanthi Celebrations went off in full swing at the Hare Krishna Temple, and I sang kritis and bhajans in praise of Narayana after the abhishekam. It was very fulfilling, I experienced ecstasy as Harinama escaped my lips and took the form of music.
On Friday, the 7th of August I performed a concert "Tribute to the legends MS, MLV and DKP" dedicated to the memory of Smt D. K. Pattammal who passed away recently. The concert was held at the Tchaikovsky Music Club, Russian Cultural Centre, and was very well received. "Eppadi Padinaro" and "Bhaja Govindam" were the highlights. Prior to the concert Mr. Simakov, Consul General of Russia, and myself inaugurated an exhibition of the paintings of the great Russian painter Repin. Lovely paintings, "The Unexpected Visitor" and "The Lady in the Fields" are masterpieces. Very natural.
Saturday was spent at Kagithapuram, Karur district where I judged the music competition held by TNPL. With me, judging, was TRM Savitri, daughter of the great T. R. Mahalingam, and it was very nice to share with her reminiscences of her father. I believe TRM was a very jovial and jolly person, and very soft spoken.
I'm making preparations now for the Janmastami special concert at R K Swamy Auditorium, Mylapore on the 14th of this month at 6:30 pm... Do attend.