Kalasagaram's 43rd Annual Festival of Music, Dance & Drama
is on at the Keyes High School, from 27th November to 5th December. As part of the festival, Hyderabad Brothers will be performing on 30th November.
The Hyderabad Brothers, D Seshachari & D Raghavachari, hail from Hyderabad. Born into 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 the late Susarla Sivaram at the Government College of Music in Hyderabad.
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 the extrovert, while Raghavachari is content playing the quieter role.
The Hyderabad brothers have performed in all major institutions, festivals & sabhas in India. They have 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 several 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 Sangeeta Natak 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.
Kalasagaram is a south-Indian cultural association, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 40 years now. The concerts are usually held in the Keyes High School campus, in the open-air theater. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages south-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
The entry to this cultural festival is by daily donor passes of Rs. 100, Rs. 50 & Rs. 25 per head. Season passes are also available for Rs. 400, Rs. 300 & Rs. 200 per head.
Please contact V Rajagopal, General Secretary of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.