The Hyderabad Chapter of SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is organising a festival of Indian classical music and dance, Virasat 2010
, from 7th to 17th August, at various venues in the city.
The 11-day festival will feature the following stalwarts - Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Vijay Ghate, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Kavita Dwibedi, T V Sankaranarayanan, Mysore Brothers, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Prof. Uday Bhawalkar, Dr. Teejan Bai, Dr. Nookala Chinasatyanarayana and D Balakrishna.
The Mysore Brothers will be performing a violin duet on 10th August, 2:30pm, at the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.
Nagaraj and Dr. Manjunath, popularly known as the Mysore Brothers, learnt under their father Mysore Mahadevappa. At 14, Nagaraj received the Best Violinist Award from the Madras Music Academy, and was given a gold medal. Manjunath holds a doctorate for his research paper "Violin As An Accompanying And Solo Instrument".
Today, Nagaraj and Manjunath are among a handful of "A-Top" All India Radio artistes. Their violin duet concerts have been repeatedly featured in national and international music festivals and conferences, and on TV and radio stations.
The Mysore Brothers have enthralled audiences in USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Singapore and Gulf countries, and in several prestigious universities, including the Texas A&M University, the University of Iowa, American Institute of World Culture, and the University of Chicago.
SPIC MACAY is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical and non-governmental student participatory movement founded in 1977. It aims to conserve and promote an awareness of Indian culture among the youth of India, through a focus on the classical arts.
SPIC-MACAY has chapters in over 300 towns and cities all over the world. It organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions and seminars, all hosted by local chapters of the organization. The Hyderabad Chapter is one of them.
Entry to the concerts is free, and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Lata Mani at 93475-53161 or Ashish at 94901-22248 for further details.