Music teacher releases third CD

2015-08-13 06:00
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Vernon Govender (right) with his music student, Aryan Roy.

PHOTO: candyce krishna Vernon Govender (right) with his music student, Aryan Roy.

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A LOCAL music teacher, Vernon Govender, launched his third CD - Bhakthi Sangeedam - which means “music sung with devotion”.

The CD, which features 16 devotional songs, was recorded at SABC Studios in Durban recently.

He lives in Marburg and when he’s not involved in cultural and religious work, Govender is employed at Port Shepstone Hospital.

“I am very excited about launching my third CD. I have to thank the Umbango Siva Soobramanium Temple because that’s where I was first introduced to music and culture,” said Govender.

He also holds music classes where he teaches the youth how to play different instruments and to sing devotional songs. He teaches 60 children.

“I dedicated the CD to Angela Moodley. Her children, Krish and Ragani made my dream come true by sponsoring the recording of this CD.”

Musicians that feature with Govender on the CD include Sivanathan Pillay, Leo Manikum, Kumaren Raman and Tansen Nepaul.

“Recording this CD with top musicians was a great achievement,” he said.

He recently received an award from health MEC, Sbongiseni Dlomo, at the International Convention Centre in Durban and from the Hibiscus Coast Municipality for his contribution towards arts and culture.

Govender formed the Prema Joythi Seva Sungam Service Group, where students are taught bhajans in Hindi, Tamil and Telegu.

His CD can be bought at Sheppie Green Grocers and Bond Jewellers in Port Shepstone

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