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Galitcha’s Worldwide Sound Takes Stage at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Date Posted: October 10, 2007

GalitchaMILWAUKEE – Galitcha, a visionary ensemble that performs original compositions based on Indian folk music, combined with influences from jazz, world and North American folk, will perform as part of the Horizon Series at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall.

This group has traveled all over the world, playing gigs at the Festival au Désert in Timbouctou, Mali and Festival de Rabat and International Festival de Tetouan in Morrocco. From heartfelt devotional and love songs to compelling lively dance tunes, Galitcha takes audiences on a musical journey from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other. The songs are mainly sung in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi, with explanations in English. Instrumentation includes the East Indian dholki drum, the accordion-like harmonium, Appalachian dulcimer, a one-stringed bango called gopichand, East Indian tabla drum and dhol, saxophones, flutes and guitar.

Galticha is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board and Wauwatosa Savings Bank. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college’s Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $25 general, $22 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.