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 'East Meets West' Concert at SRU to be Fusion of Indian Music, American Jazz 

 

SPOTLIGHT

3/12/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

‘EAST MEETS WEST' CONCERT AT SRU TO BE FUSION OF INDIAN MUSIC, AMERICAN JAZZ

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –A public concert fusing Indian classical music, including tabla player Sandip Burman, and American jazz, featuring improvisation, is planned by Slippery Rock University for 8 p.m. March 20.

           The free, "East Meets Jazz" concert will be held in Swope Music Hall and is sponsored by SRU's College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, the university's Office of International Initiatives and the music department as well as The First National Bank of Slippery Rock.

           In addition to Burman, a tabla player since childhood, the group includes his sister Sima Burman, a classical Indian vocalist, and New York-based jazz artists Dave Pietro on woodwinds and Paul Bollenback on guitar.

            Burman, who is developing jazz-based music influenced by Indian music, is Chicago based.

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