Charu Hariharan

Indian rhythms and Konnakol

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Hi Charu here! I am a percussionist, specialising in Indian Classical Music (Carnatic). I play Mridangam, Khanjira, and other traditional percussions and also recite Konnakol. I also work as a composer, arranger, programmer and rhythm producer. I am also a trained classical singer and can contribute on Indian melodies too

I'm a live musician and a session artist and have been touring globally, collaborating with many eminent musicians since 2009. My training in Carnatic percussion (Mridangam) and Konnakol has enabled me to understand and adapt to different genres of music. My collaborations have been with World, Folk, Jazz, Electronic, Afro and Hindustani music and I have performed over 400 concerts around the world. I have also worked for Indian movies as a percussionist, composer and arranger

My setup - Mridangam, Khanjira, Ghatam, Udu, Pandero Cuadrado, Cajon, Udukka, Darbuka, Pakhawaj, Bongos, Octasnare & other high percussions (includes world and ethnic collections)

I also record creatively and produce rhythm, based on requirements - includes recording foleys and tracking interesting instruments or objects.

Some notable musicians I've collaborated with include Pt Debashish Bhattacharya (Grammy nominee Slide Guitarist), Ale Möller (SWE), Carola Ortiz (ESP), Aleix Tobias (ESP), Mats Öberg (SWE), Rene Lacaille and Marco Lacaille (FRA), Panos Vassilopaulos (GRE), Taufiq Qureshi (IND), Stephen Devassy (IND), Mohini Dey (IND), Sukkanya Ramgopal (IND), Joannie Labelle (GER), to name a few.

I've conducted masterclass for Berklee Valencia and Taller de Musics, Barcelona and have recorded tutorial videos for Berklee India Ensemble
Endorsements - AKG, Gappu Percussions

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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Flight of Joy - Charu Hariharan, Panos, Julian Schoming, Vagu Mazan

I was the Composer, Percussionist, Singer and Producer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Indian percussions
  • Valter Aludu
  • Logic Pro X
  • RME Babyface Pro
  • options of AKG Microphones (dynamic and condensors)
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