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Indian tabla concert to be performed at UIS

February 23, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - Renowned Indian tabla player Sandip Burman will perform a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, in the Studio Theatre at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The Studio Theatre is located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus.

Burman will be accompanied by Seema Burman, vocals, and Nick Holmes, drums. His performances on the tabla, a small drum, are marked by spontaneous innovation and tonal purity even when he is delivering complex rhythmic patterns at dazzling speeds. His repertoire includes both commonly and rarely played rhythms.

Burman, a native of Durgapur, India, began studying the tabla at age six when Pandit Shyamal Bose, one of India’s most distinguished tabla maestros, accepted him as a pupil. More information is available at www.goplaytabla.com.

Burman’s appearance at UIS is sponsored by the Indian Student Organization, Office of International Affairs, Diversity Task Force, and Inter-Club Council Board.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 40 degree programs – 20 bachelor’s, 19 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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