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Zakir Hussain ! ~ Master Grammy award winning percussionist


March 15th, 2014
Charleston Music Hall
Rebeca Mueller 792-2156

Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion

IAGC - Indian Association of Great Charleston - will present a rare cultural opportunity for the Charleston community - a traditional Indian music performance by the world's leading percussionist and Grammy Award winning virtuoso, Zakir Hussain.

Hussain was a child prodigy on tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. He was touring at the age of 12, and along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status of the tabla, both in India and around the world. He has recorded and performed with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris and the Kodo drummers.

Hussain is a recipient of the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians. He has garnered two Grammy Awards as well as other (Indian) music awards of the same stature. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall?s Artist Perspective series.

For a small taste of this rhythmic phenomenon, watch this clip with Hussain on the left (start at the 45 min. mark).
Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion
Zakir Hussain (tabla), Selvaganesh Vinayakram (kanjira and ghatam), Steve Smith (drums), Niladri Kumar (sitar), Dilshad Khan (sarangi), Deepak Bhatt (dhol) and Vijay Chavan (dholki).

$20 for students with I.D. (students must buy tickets in person at box office only)
Tickets range from $30, $40, $50, $75 to limited premium tickets at $100 each.

Online tickets or more info visit
Tickets by phone: box office (843) 853-2252 or Etix 1(800)514-3849.
Tickets in person: Charleston Music Hall box office or Etix locations (Monster Music and Movies or Cat?s Music).

This project was funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300