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August 26, 2014 > Indian hand-drumming at Ohlone

Indian hand-drumming at Ohlone

Submitted By Ohlone College

Ohlone CollegeÕs internationally acclaimed instructor, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy, is teaching traditional Indian hand-drumming techniques and approaches this fall semester at Ohlone College. Students enhance their musical repertoire by applying these techniques to any style of music, while discovering traditional and improvisational approaches to the multifaceted rhythm and melody instruments of India. The class offers hands-on experience playing a variety of traditional Indian percussion instruments and an exciting form of Indian vocal percussion similar to beat-boxing.

Dr. Krishnamurthy is hailed as an Òacclaimed international mridangam performerÓ by USA Today and the ÒPride of IndiaÓ by IndiaÕs leading newspaper, The Times of India. His accomplishments as a performer, composer, educator, researcher, and entrepreneur earned him a one-on-one performance for the President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam, at the presidential office and estate in New Delhi. As a distinguished soloist and collaborator in diverse music and dance ensembles, Krishnamurthy has performed hundreds of international concerts beginning at the age of nine. He holds a MasterÕs in musicology and ethnomusicology and a Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music.

For more information and to sign up for his class, please visit: www.ohlone.edu/go/drum

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