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Kimmel Center Presents Zakir Hussain

Merriam Theater, 250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

14 Apr, 2020
14 Apr, 2020

On Tuesday Apr 14 at 8:00 PM

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 classic tabla virtuoso of the highest
order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have
established him as a national treasure in his own country, India. Along
with his father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status
of his instrument both in India and around the world.
recognized as chief architect of the world music movement, his playing
is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity,
founded in formidable knowledge and study. With many historic
collaborations including Shakti, which he founded with John McLaughlin
and L. Shankar, Remember Shakti, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, and
Masters of Percussion, his contributions to world music have made him
one of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors.
Dr. Jayanthi
Kumaresh has been captivating audiences around the world for 30 years
and is one of the leading Veena artists today. Blending the traditional
and innovative in her music in terms of content, technique, virtuosity
and expression, Jayanthi seeks to express the true voice of the veena,
which transcends the boundaries of language and region.
Kala Ramnath with her "Singing Violin" stands among the world's finest,
most inspirational instrumentalists. Due to her rigorous training in the
Hindustani classical tradition and familiarity with the Karnatic
classical tradition she comfortably forges musical alliances with
renowned artists from different genres around the globe incorporating
elements of Western Classical, Jazz, Flamenco and traditional African
music into her rich and varied repertoire.

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