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A Program of Music and Dance From India to Be Presented at Hartnell College

October 1, 2003

An internationally renowned troupe of Indian musicians and dancers will perform at Hartnell College on Friday, Oct. 10.

A free concert for community members will be held at 12:30 p.m. in room 125 of the Performing Arts Center. The troupe also will present lectures/demonstrations for Hartnell students and interested community members at 9 and 10 a.m. in the same room.

Currently on a tour of North America, the troupe performs the classical dance of Odissi, which has come to its modern form after centuries of refinement. Previously, it was performed as a devotional dance at various temples.

The five-member group includes musical director-singer-lyricist Sri Prafulla Kar; his son, singer and recording artist Mahaprasad Kar; noted Odissi dancers Utkalika Pahadsingh and Sandhyadipa Kar; and tabla player (drummer) Harish Roy.

The program is sponsored by the Hartnell World Music Institute in association with the college's music department and president's office.

For more information, call Carl Christensen, Hartnell music instructor, at (831) 755-6906.