Charumathi Ramachandran

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Rsachi
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#1 Charumathi Ramachandran

Post by Rsachi » 02 Dec 2015, 09:53

I don't know if there is a thread on this vidushi. There is someone in AIR 100.1 FM Bangalore who likes her music. They play label records of various vocalists 8:30-9:30 am on those days when they don't feature current day veena and violin artistes. For the second time in a few months' period, they played a list of songs she has recorded.
In an innovation that predates TMK, they randomly play tracks. You could have a nice ashtapadi or Dasara pada before varnam and then Sri Rajagopala in Saveri.

I really liked her Saveri and the Va Muruga renditions. She has a high pitched voice and a true MLV style. If anyone could lead me to more of her good recordings I would be grateful. She was popular in 80s and 90s.
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Post by kvchellappa » 02 Dec 2015, 12:56

She is the guru of Sangitha Sivakumar (Mrs.TMK).
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Post by shankarank » 20 May 2018, 03:27

Found these and heard them. Just only a couple of dozen views. But most people should hear it as an academic exercise. There were quite a few other such artistes unknown from MLV lineage that used to sing in growing up years for the local Thyagaraja utsavam in Madurai over the years. She also sang. But I have only vague memories.

Her approach strikes a close resemblance to Radha-Jayalakshmi duo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8xzYj_CSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxDmWqgTJ5w

and the rest should show up in the channel or by default in youtube.

There is this karahapriya one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxE3oMOhS0I - that I posted in the ragas section to study the limits of the raga. Like when does a thin film become thinner and thinner and gets to just one layer of atoms.
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#4 Re: Charumathi Ramachandran

Post by rajeshnat » 05 Jan 2019, 19:31

Lovely writeup of Charumathi Ramachandran in The Hindu dated Jan 01st in The Hindu
https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/ ... 881343.ece
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