Shilparamam is organizing an All India Crafts Mela from 13th December to 4th January. As part of the mela, it is presenting concerts in music and dance.
A Carnatic vocal concert by the Hyderabad Brothers on 13th December, marks the opening of the mela. Hari Narayan on the mridangam, and Peri Sriram Murthy on the violin, will accompany the singers.
The Hyderabad Brothers, D Seshachari & D Raghavachari, hail from Hyderabad. Born in a family of musicians, they received their initial training under the guidance of their father Sangeeta Sahitya Vidwan Daroor Ratnamacharyulu and mother Sulochana Devi. They perfected their skills under Late Susarla Sivaram at the Government College of Music in Hyderabad.
Their style of singing resembles that of the great Alathur Brothers, and singing together, the duo have always held the fascination of Carnatic music lovers. Seshachari is a staff artiste with AIR, Hyderabad, and is also an accomplished mridangam player, while Raghavachari works at the National Mineral Development Corporation.
Seshachari is the younger of the siblings, and is more of an extrovert, while Raghavachari is content playing the quieter role. The Hyderabad brothers have performed in all major institutions, festivals & sabhas in India. They have also performed at the Madras Music Academy, the Krishna Gana Sabha, the Mylapore Fine Arts Club, the Indian Fine Arts Society, and other sabhas of repute. They have also given innumerable concerts for AIR & Doordarshan.
In addition, they have released several commercial recordings of cassettes & CDs, and have performed extensively in India & North America. During the initial stages of their career, the Sangeetha Nataka Akademi of Hyderabad awarded them the Best Young Talent award in 1977 & 1978. Many more awards and honors followed, and in 1992, they were nominated as the Asthana Vidwans of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
Shilparamam entry charges of Rs. 20 per adult and Rs. 10 per child are applicable. Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.