Excerpts from Press Coverage
All India Radio (AIR)
Charulatha Mani is a 'B-HIGH' graded artiste of the All India Radio, Chennai, and has performed concerts on various television channels in India and abroad. She was invited by the AIR, Madurai to sing Alwar Pasuram's Divyaprabandhams exclusively for broadcasting every morning.
Charulatha Mani is presenting a programme every week, starting from 2nd May, on Jaya TV titled 'Isai Payanam', as part of the Kaalai Malar (breakfast show), a segment on music. In this programme, she takes up one raga every week, and outlines its salient features, mentions and demonstrates the popular Carnatic compositions in this raga. She also touches upon how this raga is handled in Cinema Music over the years and sings snatches of some of the cine songs based on the raga. Through this programme people can easily relate their favourite film numbers to familiar Carnatic Ragas, and learn a lot about ragas and their flavours in a concise way. This way they would be able to appreciate Classical Music as well as film music more.
Reviews and Acclaim
Charulatha has been given excellent reviews in all major dailies, including The Hindu, The Indian Express, Dina Thanthi, Dina Malar etc.
She has been rated high by many music magazines, and also recognised by popular Tamil magazines including Kalki, Kumudam, Ananda Vikatan, Kalaimagal. The album 'Bho Shambho' was featured among the top three albums in Kumudam magazine, May 2004