Kalasagaram's 43rd Annual Festival of Music, Dance and Drama is on at the Keyes High School, from 27th November to 5th December. As part of the festival, sister duo Rajani and Gayathri from Chennai will be performing a Carnatic vocal duet on 2nd December.
Rajani and Gayathri are among the rare few who have achieved enduring success in both violin and vocal music. After more than a decade as successful violinists of high caliber, the sisters' foray into vocal music has brought them instant recognition and wide acclaim. They are endowed with strong voices, and with a striking style of their own, have won the hearts of connoisseurs.
The sisters had their initial training in vocal music from their mother, Meenakshi Balasubramaniam, and thereon from Sangeetha Bhooshanam Prof. T S Krishnaswamy for violin at Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Vidyalaya in Mumbai, and by Sangeetha Kala Acharya P S Narayanaswamy for vocals. They have the rare distinction of being graded A in both violin and vocal by the AIR.
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 Keyes High School campus, in open-air theater. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes. Kalasagaram also stages south-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
The entry to this cultural festival is by daily donor passes of Rs. 100, Rs. 50 and Rs. 25 per head. Season passes are also available for Rs. 400, Rs. 300 and Rs. 200 per head.
Please contact V Rajagopal, General Secretary of Kalasagaram, at 2773-1775 for further details.