Charu Hariharan

Charu Hariharan is a percussionist, vocalist, composer, and producer from Kerala, India. Born into a musical family, she initially learned South Indian classical vocal music from her mother, the renowned classical singer Dr. B. Arundhathi. Charu has been a part of a variety of projects, including playing mridangam and khanjira in the quartet O! Shakuntala led by master slide guitarist and Grammy nominee Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya. She has participated in a variety of cross-cultural musical projects, including the prestigious Ethno Sweden music camp and ARPO Earthlore, a project dedicated to documenting and showcasing the music of tribal communities in Kerala, India, on a global stage. She is also a member of the World Folk Ensemble Varldens Band, comprising 14 musicians from 6 countries, Varldens Band has toured across Scandinavia and the UK, earning nominations for the World and Folk Music Awards in Sweden. Beyond her performance practice, Charu is also an accomplished producer, composer, and arranger who has created music for movies, documentaries, and independent releases.