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A Concert to Honor and Aid Victims of the December 26 Tsunami


From OCC member
V.A. Gayathri:

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
7:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium, The University of Michigan

The Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the International Institute at the University of Michigan, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, with the support of other university programs, will present a concert of South and Southeast Asian dance and music to honor and aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004.

One month to the day after this tragedy, a distinguished group of Asian artists will come together to mark its effect on our community and our world. The principal performers are world-class professional dancers and musicians from Indonesia and India, all of them visitors in residence at U-M. Didik Nini Thowok, superb Indonesian dancer, V.A. Gayathri, a prominent Bharatha Natyam dancer, Pamardi, a master dancer and teacher from Indonesia, and Jun Wakabayashi, a master Butoh dancer from Japan will be performing. Their performances, born of ancient cultures shaped in part by millennia of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, monsoons and floods, will serve as an observance for the University and Ann Arbor communities of lives lost and changed. The concert will also offer an opportunity for members of the audience to help with relief efforts through contributions to Oxfam, which is doing excellent work on the ground in South and Southeast Asia. The program will be opened by the U-M Gamelan Ensemble, playing "Wilujeng," a traditional Javanese piece that often begins gamelan concerts in Java.

The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions in cash or check will be accepted for Oxfam-USA at the door. Suggested contributions are $5 or higher for students, and $10 or higher for others. Rehearsals for the concert will be open to the public between 1 pm and 5 pm, and contributions will be accepted at that time too.

For more information, please contact the Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies at 734.764.0452, by email at, or see our web pages at and

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cool! i'll be there.1/13/2005 2:22:19 PM
congratulations, gaya. how was your show in mexico?1/14/2005 12:23:54 PM
Any feedback from the show? This sounded cool, but I couldn't go. How was it?1/28/2005 8:11:38 PM
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