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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sitarist Hari Sharma Performs at SU Wednesday, February 8

Hari SharmaSALISBURY, MD---Sitarist and inventor Hari Sharma continues Salisbury University’s “Fusion” cultural events series with a performance 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

A well-known sitar player in India, Sharma is an exponent of the great Vilayat Khan. His performances include a full range of structural and technical musical approaches.

Sharma has infused his professional training as an electronics engineer with his passion for music to invent popular instruments including the Raagini electronic tanpura, a lifeline for Indian classical singers. He also developed the Taal Tarang, an electronic table that mimics the natural tone of Indian drums. These instruments are played by professional musicians throughout the world.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, admission to his performance is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at

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