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Lecture and North Indian Classical Concert By Santoor Exponent Tarun Bhattacharya

Sunday, May 18, 2008
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
100 Moore Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

SPICMACAY - UCLA is proud to present a Santoor concert and lecture demonstration by Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya with percussion support by Abhishek Basu on the Tabla

About the art form being demonstrated:
The santoor is an Indian musical instrument which is trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer often made of
walnut, with seventy strings. The special-shaped mallets (mezrab) are lightweight and are held between the
index and middle fingers. A typical santoor has two sets of bridges, providing a range of three octaves. Read
more about the santoor on

Hindustani Classical Music is a North Indian classical music tradition that has been evolving from the 12th
century AD onwards. The tradition was born out of a cultural synthesis from several musical streams: the vedic
chant tradition dating back to approx. one millennia BCE[1], the equally ancient Persian tradition of Musiqi-e
assil, and also existent folk traditions prevalent in the region. Read more about Hindustani music on

Funded by: Campus Programs Committee of the Programs Activities Board, Graduate Student Association, and the Engineering Graduate Student Association

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