Sitar player Reshma Shrisvastava performs at The Altamont Theatre, July 29

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WHEN:  Friday July 29, 2016
DOORS: 7pm  |  SHOW: 8pm
GENRE:  classical Indian sitar
AGES:  all ages
TICKETS:  $15 adv. / $18 d.o.s. / $25 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)

World reknowned performing artist Reshma Srivastava, M. A. was born into a family of professional musicians in Allahabad, India. Her uncle, Prof. Satish Chandra, an artist from the Pt. Ravi Shankar’s tradition, was her first teacher. Under the traditional tutelage of her father Girish Chandra Srivastava and uncle, she has mastered the instrument and has achieved highest academic honours in music during her student years. Her tutelage is in the same line of musical style as Ravi Shankar and Nikhil Banergee.

Reshma began her life long musical career on the sitar when she was six years old. At eight, she gave her first public performance and began broadcasting on the radio even earlier. An “A” grade artist, her childhood performances are still being played on the radio in India today. Herconcert tours in the past have included many cities in India, and many live radio concerts. This music, is not only Indian, it is universally appealing. Concert tours in Europe have included Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Greece, Israel and Cyprus.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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