An enchanting Carnatic concert

An enchanting Carnatic concert
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Seshu Latha Kosuru and her disciples mesmerised the audience during a Carnatic vocal concert at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) organised under the Campus Concert Series on October 16 at the DST Auditorium.

Nada Sudha Tarangini, a Carnatic vocal concert by Seshu Latha Kosuru and her disciples at UoH leaves the audience spellbound

Seshu Latha Kosuru and her disciples mesmerised the audience during a Carnatic vocal concert at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) organised under the Campus Concert Series on October 16 at the DST Auditorium.

Seshu Latha Kosuru (centre) performing at UoH on Thursday

Seshu Latha Kosuru was initiated into music by her mother Sarada and was later trained under renowned artistes like Chodavarapu Subba Rao, Voleti Venkateswarulu. Currently her guru is ‘Sangeetha Kalanidhi’ Nedunuri Krishnamurthy. Her educational qualifications include BA and MA in music and Ph.D in Carnatic music, Sangeet Alankaar from Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya, Maharashtra and Sangeeta Vidwaan from Madras Music College.

Latha is graded B high in classical and light music by AIR. She had given a number of performances in India, USA, UK, Singapore and Malaysia, the most prestigious one being the Madras Music Academy concert. She has worked in many prestigious institutions like Sri Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University and Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society. She has sung and composed songs for many albums. She is also an acting judge for music competitions organised by TV channels and music associations.

Latha's concert titled ‘Nada Sudha Tarangini’ kept the audience spellbound. The concert opened with “Vanajakshi” varnam in raga Kalyani composed by Ramnad Srinivas Iyengar. This was followed by the melodious rendition of “Jaya Jaya Swamin” in Hamsadhwani raga composed by Narayana Teertha, Thyagaraja’s compositions “Sitamma Maa Yamma” in Vasantha raga, “Mutyaala Chavikelo” in raga Hamir Kalyani and “Varaleela Gaana Lola” from Sankarabharanam. The artistes also recited compositions by Bhadrachala Ramadasa, Annamacharya, Purandardasa and Kaivaaram Yogi Narayana. The recital captured full involvement of the university community as they were completely immersed in the joy of divine music.

Latha was accompanied by Ramaraju Dinakar on violin, K Subramanyam on mridangam and Gunaranjan on tabla. Her students KV Lakshmi, Sudha, K Lalita Vijaykumar, Madhumathy, Tejaswini, Ramyasree and Sravani gave good vocal support.

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