Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain and The Masters of Percussion are set to perform at Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC) on Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 pm. The concert is part of Duke Performances’ current season. Two days later, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 the World Music Institute and MSG Entertainment will present Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Zakir Hussain’s dazzling performances have established him as a national treasure in India. He inherited this skill from a significant musical lineage: he is the son of iconic tabla player Ustad Allarakha, and heir to a family that has generated master instrumentalists for many generations.
The lineup includes Zakir Hussain on tabla; Deepak Bhatt on dhol; Vijay S. Chavan on dholki; Dilshad Khan on sarangi; Niladri Kumar on sitar; Antonia Minnecola as kathak dancer; V. Selvaganesh on kanjira and ghatham; and Steve Smith on drums.
Recordings available: Planet Drum, Global Drum Project, Essence of Rhythm, Best of Zakir Hussain, Raga Lalit / Raga Bairagi Bhairav, Golden String Of The Sarod, First LP Record, Mesmerizing Maestros, Live, Vol. 1, Soundscapes-music of the desert, Magical Moments of Rhythm