Date: March 22, 2024, Friday, Time: 1:00 PM at Kathmandu University Department of Music, Tripura Sundari.

Moderator : Lecturer Prabhu Raj Dhakal

Parvati is an American kirtan band from Mount Shasta, California, USA. Parvati was formed in 2023 by
Anton Mizerak, tabla and vocals, Alyssa Narum, vocals and harmonium, and Laura Berryhill, vocals and
manjira to bring devotional call-and-response singing in the ancient language of Sanskrit to an American audience. They perform a combination of traditional favorites and songs that they composed based on traditional devotional mantras and texts.
Anton Mizerak obtained an MA in History of Religion from UCLA. He studied tabla with Homnath
Upadhyaya. Alyssa Narum has a MMus in Vocal Performance from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Laura Berryhill holds an MA in Music History from University of Oregon.
The band is currently visiting Kathmandu to study vocals with Prabhu Raj Dhakal.