911 N. University
Ann Arbor, Michigan 49109

Asha-Ann Arbor is proud to present 'Rhythms of Hope', an ensemble of Indian classical performances, beginning with one hour of Odissi dance performed by Ms.Sreyashi Dey, followed by one hour of Hindustani music, featuring sitar performed by Dr. Rajan Sachadeva and tabla performed by Mr. Amol Khanapurkhar.

Ms.Sreyashi Dey is an exponent of Odissi, a classical dance style of eastern Indian state of Orissa, the land of temples and sculptures. Sreyashi is an acclaimed solo dancer, and she is also the founder and lead performer in a dance group called "Srishti". Through a combination of Indian classical music, dance, and theatre, Srishti performances are designed to showcase some of India's many artistic styles and traditions.

Dr. Rajan Sachadeva is the founder and director of the Detroit Institute of Indian Music, and is an accomplished sitar player trained in the gayaki (vocal) and tantrakari (instrumental) styles. Amol Khanapurkar is an acclaimed tabla artist, performing both Indian classical and World Fusion music. Amol masters both the Baayan (bigger drum, for bass) and the Daayan (smaller drum, for higher pitches). The combination of sitar and tabla lends to a beautiful blend of Indian Classical Hindustani music.

All proceeds go towards education of underprivileged children in India.

Official Website: http://www.ashanet.org/annarbor/rythmsmain.htm

Added by arunashan on October 12, 2007

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