FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Date: November 8, 2001

         Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716

Indian music to be performed at UIS

SPRINGFIELD – Renowned musicians Debu Chaudhuri and Sandip Burman will perform a mix of Indian music from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, November 12, in Brookens Auditorium, located on level one of Brookens Library on the campus of the University of Illinois at Springfield. The performance is sponsored by UIS’ Indian Students Organization, in conjunction with the India Association of Greater Springfield.

Chaudhuri is a sitar player of international repute, playing in the oldest traditional senia style with 17 frets in his sitar. Popular in India as both a refined musician and as a learned teacher of music, he has received international honors as a performer, recording artist, and composer. He is the former dean and head of the faculty of Music and Fine Arts at the University of Delhi and the author of three books on Indian music.

Burman plays the tabla, an Indian drum, with blinding speed and crisp, clear precision. His vast repertoire, flexibility, and creativity make him a sought-after performer of jazz and world music, in addition to traditional Indian classical music.

Tickets to this performance are not required; however, donations will be accepted at the door.