Zakir Hussain Classical tabla virtuoso Profile
Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain Classical tabla  virtuoso Profile

Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the

music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla

virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting

performances have not only established him as a national treasure in

his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame. His playing

is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational

dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite

accompanist for many of India’s greatest classical musicians and

dancers, he has not let his genius rest there. Widely considered

a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement,

Zakir’s contribution to world music has been unique, with

many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he

founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar,

Remember Shakti, the Diga Rhythm Band, Making

Music, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, Tabla Beat

Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April, 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series.

Contact Details and Biodata
Zakir Hussain
Carnegie Hall Tower 152 West 57th Street
5th Floor New York
NY 10019
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