Masters of Percussion
Zakir Hussain (tabla) with
V. Selvaganesh (kanjira ə ghatam)
Steve Smith (drums)
Deepak Bhatt (dhol)
Vijay Chavan (dholki)
Supported by: Niladri Kumar (sitar), Dilshad Khan (sarangi)
Rightly regarded as one of the architects of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir Hussain’s trend-setting work with artistes from diverse traditions has resulted in many historic collaborations.
‘Masters of Percussion’, is an outgrowth of Zakir Hussain’s memorable tours with his father, the legendary maestro Alla Rakha Khan; which has been touring across the globe since 1996. For its maiden performance in Mumbai, the ensemble features a range of percussion instruments from Indian folk, North and South Indian classical music as well as Jazz tradition.
In this rhythmic exploration, the inimitable master collaborates with artistes who are trained under him or his father, or under his long time colleagues. Though bound by the technicalities of individual instruments and aesthetics of their 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.
This event was staged at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre on 7th December 2014
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