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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 :-)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Now on iTunes - "Abhangs and Bhajans"

Charulatha Mani's new album is now available on iTunes and Amazon:

Abhangs & Bhajans
Charulatha Mani


1. Jai sumirath - Yaman - Paramparik
2. Arambhi – Kalavati - Samarth Ramdas
3. Dalita Kaanditha – Pilu - Paramparik
4. Yeyigathu - Revati - Sant Tukaram
5. Theertha Vittala - Raag Malika - Sant Namdev
6. Pandaricha - Bhagesri Brindavana - Sant Namdev
7. Bhaktha jana - Brindavana Saranga - Sant Namdev
8. Hari tum haro – Durbari - Mirabai
9. Bhagyadha – Madhyamavati – Purandara Dasa

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bharat Kalachar Concert - MP3 Excerpts - 2011.12.28

Charulatha Mani - Vocal
A.G. Venkatasubramaniam - Violin
Arjun Ganesh - Mridangam

4:30pm 28th December 2011, Bharat Kalachar

Siddhivinayakam - Shanmukhapriya - MP3 excerpt
Munduvenuka - Darbar - MP3 excerpt
Pavanaguru - Hamsanandi - MP3 excerpt
Jayadurge - Sohini
Nidhi chala - Kalyani - MP3 excerpt


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Best Female Playback Singer - Jaya TV Awards



Charulatha Mani receives "Best Female Playback Singer" award for "Chillax" at the Jaya TV Film Awards event on 24th December 2011.

Best Director for M.Raja, Best Music Director for Vijay Antony, Best Choreographer award to Shobhi for Molachu Moonnu, Best Fight Master award for Kanal Kannan. Actor Sivakumar won the Lifetime Acheiver Award, Suriya won 2011 Favourite Actor Award and Karthi won Youth Icon awards.




Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kutcheri Kolaveri

In the spirit of the season, yet another "Kolaveri" spin-off, emailed by an unidentified source:

Kutcheri kolaveri kutcheri kolaveri di.....
Kutcheri kolaveri kutcheri kolaveri di....

December season enter enter margazhi kolaveri fever
Artist singing audience chatter they will sleep-u later
Kutcheri kolaveri kutcheri kolaveri di...
Puncture aana throat-u throat-u no sing only bark-u
Secretary eyes meet-u meet-u my future-u dark-u

Empty hall-u white hair-u eyes full-a fear-u
Next-u Friday review come-u life-u reverse-u gear-u
Mamas mamas o my mamas you showed-u me bow-u
Rava rava onion rava u go eat in canteen-u
God-u I sing for 3 hours-u
Nobody come how-u??
This song for jilpa boys-u we dont have voice-u

Anyone singing in the chennai music season afternoon siesta concerts can identify with this, I think. Irreverent, but funny nevertheless...

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Raga's Journey: Soulful Suddhadhanyasi



More on Raga Suddhadhanyasi:

A Brief Guide to Raga Shuddhadhanyasi (PDF):




Video Clips:
Isai Payanam on Jaya TV - Shuddhadhanyasi episode:



Audio Clips:


Previously, in "A Raga's Journey":
Riveting Ritigowla