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Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion

A classical tabla player of the highest order, Zakir Hussain’s scintillating performances have established him as a national treasure in India. He inherited this skill from a remarkable musical lineage: he is the son of iconic tabla player Ustad Allarakha, and heir to a family that has boasted master instrumentalists for many generations. Demonstrating a “virtuosity that is barely to be believed” (Washington Post), Hussain has become the world’s foremost ambassador of Indian classical music — the successor to his longtime collaborator Ravi Shankar.

Hussain returns to Duke Performances with the Masters of Percussion, his hand-picked ensemble of the finest musicians from across the Indian classical tradition. Featuring sitarist Niladri Kumar, sarangi player Dilshad Khan, and led by Hussain, this exceptional ensemble performs in a venue suitable to their musical pedigree: the world-class Durham Performing Arts Center.

Zakir Hussain, tabla
Deepak Bhatt, dhol
Vijay S. Chavan, dholki
Dilshad Khan, sarangi
Niladri Kumar, sitar
Antonia Minnecola, kathak dancer
V. Selvaganesh, kanjira & ghatham
Steve Smith, drums

  • Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 8:00pm