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Zakir Hussain: Masters of Percussion

March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Rio Theater


Zakir Hussain is appreciated as 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 India and he is 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. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Hussain’s contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, and recordings/performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, and the Kodo drummers. Hussain presents his Masters of Percussion project on this concert date. Zakir Hussain Website

At the Rio Theatre 
1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Doors at 6:30 PM


Regular General Admission: $42/Advance $50/Door
Gold Circle Section (1st 10 rows): $63/Advance $70/Door
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)

This event is co-sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz and The Humanities Institute.


March 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rio Theater
1205 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States