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Music of Northern India comes to WMU

Oct. 15, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The Music of Northern India comes to Western Michigan University Thursday, Oct. 21, at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission is $12, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Performers are George Ruckert, sarod; Gretchen Ruckert, Kathak dancer; and Jerry Leake, tabla.

George Ruckert became a student of the renowned Indian sarodist, Ali Akbar Khan in 1967. A co-founder and administrator of this master's important center for North Indian classical music in California, he has also performed and taught this music widely in the United States, Canada, India, and Europe, and has composed for orchestra, film, and dance productions, as well as published five books on the classical music of North India.

He is a senior lecturer in music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology from the University of California-Berkeley.

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Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4681, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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