Zakir Hussain (tabla) with Kumaresh Rajagopalan (violin) & Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena)
The past few decades have seen the emergence of several accomplished musicians who have felt a need to relate the inherited idioms with contemporary reality, and thus extend the frontiers of their respective traditions, either by exploring new content or by collaborating with practitioners of other instruments and /genres.
Rightly regarded as one of the architects of contemporary world music movement, Zakir Hussain’s trend-setting work with artistes from diverse traditions has resulted in many historic collaborations.
The inimitable master collaborates with Kumaresh and Jayanthi, a talented couple trained in the South Indian tradition. The exploration will culminate in a musical dialogue between instruments from different cultures. While the veena is regarded as a celestial instrument dating back to the antiquity, tabla is a relatively modern instrument (mid-18th century); whereas violin is adapted into Indian tradition from the West (late 18th century).
Though bound by the technicalities of individual instruments and aesthetics of their respective traditions, the artistes will strive for a musical dialogue, going beyond the conventional vocabulary and expressions. Thus illuminating the unity underlying the diversity of musical traditions.
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