Volume 91, Issue 66
Tuesday, January 27, 1998
Some of India's many performing artists will be on campus this Sunday during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of India's independence.
The event will be held at the Althouse College auditorium from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m..
Organizer Kul Bhatia said the celebration has undergone preparations since early December and is in appreciation of Western's links to India and its people.
The featured performers are travelling from Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto, he said. Among those performing are well-known percussionist Trichy Sankaran accompanied by jazz vocalists, pianists and a dance troupe who will perform both contemporary and folk dance. Also scheduled to speak is Indian scholar and Western professor Balachandra Rajan.
Canadian composer and pianist Walter Buczynski will visit Western this weekend to tickle the ivories and you can bet he won't be playing chopsticks.
Buczynski will be performing a program of his own works and will also perform with soprano Lorna MacDonald at Von Kuster Hall this Sunday.
The concert is one of nine in Music Western's Prime Time series which showcases faculty and guest performers of high calibre, said Nikki Attwell, public affairs assistant for Music Western.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
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