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Renowned Indian flutist to perform at Drake

September 10, 2007
Photo of Indian flutist Shashank
Indian flutist Shashank plays classical Indian music by Ravi Shankar.

CONTACT: Leslie Marrs, 515-271-2808, leslie.marrs@drake.edu;

Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

Indian flutist Shashank, who continues the legacy of Indian classical music known to most westerners through the music of Ravi Shankar, will present a lecture-demonstration recital at Drake University on Friday, Sept. 14. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m. on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

Shashank will talk about and perform Indian rhythm patterns of improvisation, vocal improvisation, Indian classical flute playing and traditional compositions from the masters.

Shashank has appeared throughout India, the United States, Canada, South Africa, Asia, and Europe. His performances have garnered rave reviews from newspapers such as The Washington Post, which said he “manifested an ineffable sweetness of tone,” and The Oregonian, which stated that his recent “concert captures the soul of India."  

For more information about Shashank, visit the Web site. For more information about his Drake recital, contact Leslie Marrs, assistant professor of flute, at 515-271-2808 or leslie.marrs@drake.edu.