Under the direction of percussion legend and tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, the Masters of Percussion offer a mesmerizing exploration of the depth and breadth of Indian music.
From classical ragas to high-energy rhythmic drumming and dance, their repertoire features a dazzling remix of traditional sounds with contemporary, and classical with folk. An evening with Zakir Hussain is always a huge crowd-pleaser, and we’re excited to welcome him back to the Chan Centre for the first time since his 2009 trio performance with Béla Fleck and Edgar Meyer.
Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon and one of the greatest musicians of our time. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, and as one of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors. Along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status of his instrument both in India and around the world.