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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Zakir Hussain, tabla
Niladri Kumar, sitar
Eclectic Orange Series sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek
With additional support by Bette and Wylie Aitken
An international phenomenon, Grammy Award-winning tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain is one of the foremost percussionists of the contemporary world whose brilliant and exciting performances have established him as a national treasure of India. Considered one of the greatest musicians of our time, he along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, has elevated the status of his instrument, the tabla, both in India and around the world.
Widely recognized as a chief architect of the world music movement, Zakir Hussain received a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary World Music category for Global Drum Project with drummer Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Latin jazz percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo and Nigerian percussionist Sikiru Adepoju. He has also participated in historic collaborations, including Shakti, Remember Shakti, Diga, Planet Drum, and his ever-changing musical feast, Masters of Percussion.