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Global Rhythms to Perform April 3

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Global Rhythms World Music Ensemble will perform in concert at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh on Saturday, April 3 at 5 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Sponsored by the Plattsburgh State Music Department and College Auxiliary Services, the concert combines traditional and non-traditional music from all over the world.

Global Rhythms Global Rhythms utilizes an eclectic blend of Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Indian, African, Brazilian, Latin, Australian and western instrumentation to produce its own unique sound. The concert will include American gospel and Indian film pieces as well as music from the Cirque de Soleil show, "O."

Global Rhythms is a concept conceived by Srinivas Krishnan, a master percussionist from India who was trained under four master musicians in India. He gave his first solo recital at the age of 16 and was featured as a percussionist at the University of North Texas at the age of 21.

Krishnan performs on a variety of percussion instruments including the Indian tabla, mridangam and ghatam, as well as the Middle Eastern dumbek and the Irish bodhran. His ability to perform with any ensemble has allowed him to be featured with the greatest artists in Europe, Asia and North America, giving more than 1,000 concerts with such luminaries as Bob Schietroma and Grammy award-winners Horacio Hernandez and Equie Castrillo.

With the fusion of two different cultural musical styles -- Indian and western -- Global Rhythms is becoming a pioneer in the music world. "Music is a living demonstration that different people can sit down on a stage and play together," said co-director Roger Davis. "Underneath our differences we are really similar and share certain values."

Tickets for the concert are $5 for general admission; $2 for non-Plattsburgh State students; and free for Plattsburgh State students. All tickets are available in advance at the Angell College Center Information Desk or at the door the afternoon of the concert. For more information, contact the Music Department at 518-564-2180.

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