Latest Zakir Hussain Articles
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and his longtime collaborator Zakir Hussain are among the participants in As the Nile Flows: A Celebration of Hamza El Din.
Dead & Company’s New Year’s Eve concert at Chase Center in San Francisco featured an indoor airplane, Zakir Hussain and more.
A new interview with Zakir Hussain finds the tabla master discussing his upcoming tour with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, working with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and more.
Master musicians Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer will hit the road for a collaborative tour this fall.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart will pay tribute to his longtime collaborator and fellow percussionist Zakir Hussain.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has been added to a concert featuring his longtime collaborator Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar.
About Zakir Hussain
Hussain was a child prodigy, and was touring by the age of twelve. He went to the United States in 1970, embarking on an international career which includes more than 160 concert dates a year. He has composed and recorded many albums and soundtracks, and has received widespread recognition as a composer for his many ensembles and collaborations.
Hussain is a founding member of Bill Laswell’s ‘World Music Supergroup’ Tabla Beat Science.
Hussain participates in the Silk Road collaborative musical project.  He teaches Tabla to advanced students in both San Francisco and Mumbai. Zakir participates in the Global Drum Project with percussionists from around the world.
In 1992, Hussain founded Moment! Records, which features original collaborations in the field of contemporary world music, as well as live concert performances by great masters of the classical music of India. The label presents his own world percussion ensemble, The Rhythm Experience, both North and South Indian classical recordings, Best of Shakti and the Masters of Percussion series. Moment Records 2006 release Golden Strings of the Sarode, with Aashish Khan and Zakir Hussain, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album category for that year.
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds welcomed Amos Lee and I’m With Her in Mexico.
Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up their three-night run at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, North Carolina where they welcomed Billy Strings and Empire Strikes Brass Horns.
Oysterhead closed out their two-night opening run at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado with a Primus tune, a Phish song and a Cream cover.
Check out the Oysterhead setlist, plus a review, audio and video from their show last night in Denver.
Brandi Carlile concluded a three-night stand at the new Fillmore Minneapolis with a Valentine’s Day performance of her EP, ‘XOBC.’