Friday, March 12, 2010

Tigard Library Will Feature Sarangi Performance

The Tigard Public Library presents a performance of the sarangi, a unique stringed instrument, on Saturday, April 3 at 2 p.m. Rose Okada will demonstrate the bowed instrument, which is played in northern India, Nepal and Pakistan.
The sarangi has three bowed strings and about 35 metal sympathetic strings to create a rich, resonant tone. The instrument is known as “the voice of a hundred colors” and is said to have the full expressive range of a human voice. The performance also includes accompaniment on tabla drums and tambura.
The free event will be held in the Houghton Room on the second floor of the Library. More information is available by calling the Library at 503-684-6537 and requesting the Adult Reference Desk or at Adult Events on the Web page at http://www.tigard-or.gov/library .

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