About Kalaimamani R Raman

Inheriting the legacy of rhythm from his illustrious Gurus Sarvasri Sri.T.R.Harihara Sharma, T.H.’Vikku’ Vinayakram and Sri.T.H. Subash Chandran, Sri.R.Raman has imbibed the skills to be successful performing artiste on unique instruments - The Ghatam and Morsing. Raman is specially known for his Pitch alignment, Clarity and Vocal Accompaniment techniques. Shri Raman has shared the concert platform with legends like Sarvasri Balamuralikrishna, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Madurai Somu, Dharmapuram Swaminathan, Yesudas, T.N.Seshagopalan, T.V.Sankaranarayanan, Mandolin Srinivas, A.K.C.Natarajan, N.Ramani, L.Subramaniam, Sudha Ragunathan, Aruna Sairam, Sapthakshara, Vadya Tarangini, Heartbeat, Vibrations, many Jugalbandhis & various Fusion ensembles. Raman has toured extensively all over the globe performing Morsing and has received commendable accolades. Raman has also been a part of elite bands like Global Vocal Meeting, Kevan Chemirani’s Le rhythm de le parol, performing in Morocco, Tunisia, France and all over Europe. Raman has also performed with Film Music Directors like Ilayaraja, A.R.Rahman, Bharatwaj, Dakshinamurthy, Chakravarthy, Shyam, Devarajan. Raman has also had the privilege of performing with Percussion Legends like T.K.Murthy, Vellore Ramabadran, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, A.K.Palanivel, Tanjore Govindarajan, G.Harishankar, Mayuram Somu pillai, V.Nagarajan, Palghat V.A.Sundaram, K.M.Vaidhyanathan, Pudukottai Mahadeva Iyer. Raman is a recipient of Tamilnadu Government’s State Award ‘Kalaimamani’. He has also been honoured with awards and titles like ‘Shankha Nadha Thilakam’, Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Mutt, The Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Award and Best Artist Award from Madras Music Academy.

Awards & Highlights

A recipient of Kalaimamani from Tamilnadu Government. Honoured with awards and titles like ‘Shankha Nadha Thilakam’, Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Mutt, The Maharajapuram Viswantha Iyer Award and Best Artist Award from Madras Music Academy. Has shared the stage with legends like Sarvasri Balamuralikrishna, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Madurai Somu, Yesudas, T.N.Seshagopalan, T.V.Sankaranarayanan, Mandolin Srinivas, A.K.C.Natarajan, N.Ramani, L.Subramaniam and Sudha Ragunathan A prime disciple of the legend Shri T.H. Vikku Vinayakaram and an ‘A’ Grade artiste from the All India Radio.

Courses handled