Shri. Karunamoorthy is a young exponent of the thavil drum, working as a professor at the Vaikkom Kshetra Kala Peetom, India’s only institute dedicated to propagating temple-based performing arts. In 1999, Shri. Karunamoorthy was invited to perform at several locations in Europe. At that time, he performed with well-known jazz drummers, eminent musicians of the Spanish flamenco tradition and the world-music group Embryo.
At the time of Amritavarsham50, Shri. Karunamoorthy was once again living in Kerala and had recently given several widely televised concerts there an international crew of musicians from both Western and Indian traditions.