Ananda Priya Foundation is presenting Bharatanatyam exponent Priyadarshini Govind and Kumar Mardur, exponent of the Kirana Gharana in a Hindustani Vocal recital on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November, 2012 at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public Gardens, Nampally as part of their first anniversary celebrations.
The objective of Anandapriya Foundation is to provide the community the opportunity to enjoy access to Indian classical music, dance and contemporary painting. The Foundation also intends to hone English language skills in young adults by bringing out versions of global literature in the form of well-illustrated story books.
A commerce graduate with a course in Mass Communication behind her, Priyadarshini Govind’s vocation is Bharatanatyam. After her arangetram in ’74 under the auspices of the Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Madras, she has been performing in all the major centers in India. She has also travelled extensively in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia on concert tours.
Hailing from the rich traditions of Dharwad, Kumar Mardur has had his training from his father Pandit Somanath Mardur, a renowned Hindustani Classical Vocalist of Kirana Gharana and a senior disciple of the late Padmabhushan Dr. Basavaraj Rajguru. Under the able guidance of his father, Kumar has shown the qualities of becoming a promising young artiste. Endowed with a melodious voice, he is known for pure and aesthetic presentation of ragas, crystal clear taan patterns and command over laya.