The famed Hyderabad Brothers are in town. Yes, it's like that these days. Catch them in concert tonite.
The Nadatarangam Trust is organising a Carnatic vocal duet by the Hyderabad Brothers, at the NTR Auditorium of the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, tonite. The concert is in memory of Sangeeta Vidwan Late K Veerabhadra Rao.
This concert has Dwaram Satyanarayana Rao on the violin, V V Ramana Murthy on the mridangam and N Somayajulu on the Ghatam.
The famed Hyderabad brothers are D Seshachari & D Raghavachari, who hail from Andhra Pradesh. They were born in a family of musicians, and so received their initial training under the guidance of their father Sangeeta Sahitya Vidwan Daroor Ratnamacharyulu and mother Sulochana Devi. They perfected their training under Late Susarla Sivaram at the Government College of Music in Hyderabad.
Their style of singing resembles that of the great Alathur Brothers. The duo singing together has always held fascination for Carnatic music rasikas. Seshachari is a staff artiste with AIR, Hyderabad, and is also an accomplished mridangam player, while Raghavachari works for the National Mineral Development Corporation.
Seshachari is the younger of the siblings, and is more extroverted, while Raghavachari is content to play the quieter role. The Hyderabad brothers have performed in all major institutions, festivals & sabhas in India. They have performed at the Madras Music Academy, Krishna Gana Sabha, Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Indian Fine Arts & other sabhas of repute. They have also given numerous concerts for AIR & Doordarshan.
They have also 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. After that, a lot many awards and honors followed. In 1992, they were nominated as Asthana Vidwans of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.
Please contact N Somayajulu of Nadatarangam Trust at 5527-6456 for further details.