Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Mar 03 2005

Indian Drummer to Perform at Concord on Thursday, March 17

Athens, W.Va. – Indian drummer, Sandip Burman, will perform at Concord University, Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Studio Theater in the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

Sandip Burman’s performances portray a form of Indian classical music called Tabla Tarang, which is comparable to the marimba or gamelan. His performances are marked with spontaneous innovation and tonal purity while delivering the complex melodies of this form of music.

Burman is a native of Durgapur, India. It was in India that he was a disciple of the distinguished tabla master, Pandit Shyamal Bose of Calcutta. His talent has earned him the respect of other distinguished Indian classical musicians, and he has shared venues with them at such events as the Ali Akbar Music College Festival, the Monterey World One Festival, the San Francisco Asian Museum of Art, the New Orleans Cultural Art Forum, and the International Bengali Conferences in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. He has performed at the Getty Museum in L.A., the Kennedy Center in D.C., the House of Blues in Chicago, and the Nashville Symphony. Burman has collaborated and toured with Bela Fleck and is featured on the Flecktone’s Grammy award winning album "Outbound.” He has also worked on many major movie soundtracks including the soundtrack from Tim Burton’s “Mars Attack.”

Tickets for the performance will be $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students. Concord students, faculty and staff with a valid ID will be admitted free of charge. For more information on this and other performances in the Alexander Fine Arts Center, contact the box office at boxoffice@concord.edu or 1-304-384-5101.

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PHOTO: Sandip Burman

CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

This news release was written by Christopher Day, a student in Concord University’s communication arts department. His hometown is Beaver, W.Va.

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