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Renowned Indian Musicians Take the Stage at CSUSM

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) welcomes acclaimed Indian musicians Gaurav Majumdar and Nirmala Rajasekar to the university’s stage for a lively, evening concert on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. as part of the jugalbandhi international concert tour titled “Sublime Journey.”After extremely successful concerts in India, Majumdar (hindustani sitar) and Rajasekar (carnatic veena) will join together on stage at CSUSM accompanied by one of the top Mridangam players of South India: Thanjavur K.Murugaboopathi and the young master on the tabla from New Delhi, Vishal Nagar. The four artists, virtuosi in carnatic and hindustani classical music which are the two great strands of north and south Indian classical music, will play music in the hindustani tradition followed by carnatic music, then jugalbandhi, whichs blends the two styles together.The concert is co-sponsored by the Indian Fine Arts Academy San Diego and the Funes Fund at CSUSM.  General admission is $25. Admission is free for members of the Indian Fine Arts Academy and for students, faculty and staff of CSUSM.      What: Lively musical concert featuring the masterful      hindustani and carnatic sounds of Gaurav      Majumdar, Nirmala Rajasekar, Thanjavur K.      Murugaboopathi and Vishal Nagar      When: Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7 p.m.      Where: California State University San Marcos      333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos      Arts Building, Room 111Directions and ParkingCSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit www.csusm.edu/guide. On-campus parking is available and rates range from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.