Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The India Association of Greater Charleston presents Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion March 15, 2014


 
Photo by Jim McGuire 

The India Association of Greater Charleston presents 
Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion  
March 15, 2014


Indian music will be played by the world's leading percussionist and Grammy Award-winning virtuoso, Zakir Hussain. The India Association of Greater Charleston (IAGC), will present the concert "Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion" featuring the internationally renowned tabla player.

Zakir Hussain was a child prodigy on tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. He was touring at the age of 12, and along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status of the tabla, both in India and around the world. He has recorded and performed 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. 

For a small taste of this rhythmic phenomenon, please view this clip with Hussain on the left (start at the 45-min. mark): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqQTOK3kh4E

One of Hussain's regular collaborations is Masters of Percussion, an outgrowth of his early tours with his father. Since 1996, he has taken the best of India's percussionists (along with one or two melody players) around the U.S. and the world.

Charleston residents will have the unique chance to witness Hussain¹s improvisational dexterity in addition to the skills of the Masters of Percussion: Selvaganesh Vinayakram (kanjira and ghatam), Steve Smith (Westerndrums), Niladri Kumar (sitar), Dilshad Khan (sarangi), Deepak Bhatt (dhol) and Vijay Chavan (dholki). 

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Charleston Music Hall
 37 John Street
Admission: $20 Students/$30-$100 General Admission
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