Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion
World Music

Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion

Two-time GRAMMY-winning tabla virtuoso and composer Zakir Hussain, widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest percussionists, returns with his handpicked ensemble of master musicians and dancers.

Throughout his career, Zakir Hussain has elevated the status of the tabla, not only throughout India but with world music fans around the globe. He is the recipient of many honors, including “Best Percussionist” in the Downbeat Critics’ Poll and multiple citations in best-of lists in Modern Drummer and Drum! magazines. The London Telegraph recently classified Hussain as “the presiding genius and global ambassador for North Indian classical music.”

In addition to his work on the concert stage, Hussain has contributed to innumerable recordings and has received widespread recognition as a composer of film scores. A master improviser, he is known not only for his expert take on India’s classical music, but also for his forays into jazz, fusion, and other genres, including collaborative work with artists as varied as guitarist John McLaughlin, drummer Mickey Hart, banjoist Béla Fleck, and bassist Edgar Meyer. 

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