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Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:30PM
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Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite accompanist of many of India’s greatest classical musicians and dancers, he has not let his genius rest there. Hussain is widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, with many historic collaborations including Shakti, which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar in the early 1970s, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland, and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Van Morrison, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo Drummers of Japan. For this return appearance, he performs with a host of Indian classical music greats, topped off by the dancing drummers of Manipur.
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