Zakir Hussain

    • Events Home

    Thursday, March 28th

    Event Summary

    Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion

    Price: $29 - $69

    More Information (KPFK 90.7 FM is not responsible for external websites)

    “[Hussain is] a fearsome technician but also a whimsical inventor, devoted to exuberant play.” —The New York Times

    A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, Zakir Hussain is known for his consistently brilliant and exciting performances that have established him as a treasure not only in India, but throughout the world. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite accompanist for many of India’s greatest classical musicians and dancers, he is also in demand by artists in all disciplines. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Hussain has been involved in many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he founded with guitarist John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, the Diga Rhythm Band, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart and Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland. He has also performed with musicians George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders and Billy Cobham, as well as with choreographers Mark Morris and Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers.

    Every other year since 1996, he has served as curator, producer and host in bringing the very cream of Indian music to tour America and Europe with his series Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion. In the process, he has unearthed little-known traditions that feed into the greater stream of Indian music, playing an educational role in ensuring that these modes remain alive, to be handed down from generation to generation. The 2019 Masters of Percussion will be no exception, presenting American audiences with extraordinary and exciting — and often spontaneous — combinations of percussive and melodic performance. 

    Venue

    UCLA Royce Hall
    10745 Dickson Ct
    Los Angeles
    90095

    More details for this venue

    Dates

    The event runs from 8:00pm to 10:30pm on the following dates.
    Select a date to add this event to your calendar app.


    KPFK is a progressive media outlet challenging corporate media perspectives and providing a voice to voiceless communities. Help keep KPFK a strong and independent source of music, arts, news and information.

    Schedule

    • Something's Happening

      12:00am - 6:00am

      News and programming on the cutting edge

    • Democracy Now!

      6:00am - 7:00am

      Democracy Now! goes beyond the rhetoric and party politics offered by the mainstream media. Instead, it highlights grassroots efforts to enhance and ignite democracy in the U.S.

    • Sojourner Truth wMargaret Prescod

      7:00am - 8:00am

      Sojourner Truth brings you news and views on local, national, and international policies and stories that affect us all. We draw out how those of us most impacted - women, communities of color and other communities are responding.

    • Rising Up w Sonali Kolhatkar

      8:00am - 9:00am

      Rising Up is a daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, activism in the public interest

    Events

    Get the Pacifica App

    Listen to all the Pacifica Stations on your phone, get news updates and more!

    • Available on the App Store
    • Available on Google Play

    Today's Weather

    • Los Angeles Area Forecast

      Sunny

      High: 66°F | Low: 45°F

    Weather Forecast

    • Tue

      66°F

    • Wed

      70°F

    • Thu

      73°F

    • Fri

      75°F

    • Sat

      79°F

    Follow us on Social Media