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Posted on Wed, Jun 2, 2010 : 5:46 p.m.

Indian classical music concert featuring Sugata Marjit Friday at University of Michigan

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

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The University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies will present an Indian classical music concert titled, Sangeet Sandhya--An evening of enchanting Indian classical Raga music and spiritual bhajan compositions, at 8 p.m. Friday at Britton Recital Hall on North Campus.

The concert features Sugata Marjit, a renowned vocalist from India, who will be accompanied by John Churchville on tabla and Mandar Phadke on harmonium.

There will be a reception with the artists at 7 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Britton Recital Hall is at the University of Michigan School of Music, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for World Performance Studies.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who now divides her time between Ann Arbor and the Big Island of Hawaii. She is editor of Asian American Village, lead multicultural contributor for, and a contributor for New America Media's Ethnoblog. She is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American and multicultural issues. Check out her website at, her blog at, and she can be reached at