Happy Birthday Maestro

March 9, 2017

Happy birthday Zakir Hussain. Celebrating decades of friendship and collaboration. It's an honor and a privilege to be on this journey together. 

The pre-eminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain is an international phenomenon in the field of percussion and in the music world at large. He is one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians and widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement.

A Grammy Award-winning tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer, Zakir is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. 

Zakir Highlights

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain gave a special treat to inmates at Pune's Yerawada Central Prison.
As a part of the rehabilitation program 'Preranapath', tabla maestro Zakir Hussain visited the jail and interacted with the inmates. The event was organised by a NGO and the prison administration. Watch the performance here: https://youtu.be/Z3w8b7JFzKU

Take a look back at the album Diga.
Recorded with Zakir Hussain in 1976 at my studio in California. Enjoy this early instrumental version of Fire On The Mountain called Happiness Is Drumming with Jerry Garcia sitting in on guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDfFeDMJaNc&feature=youtu.be.
Watch the making of Diga all about Zakir starting @ 5:39.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8FmesJjTPs

Zakir Hussain Tells The Story Of How He Met The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart [Listen]
http://liveforlivemusic.com/news/listen-zakir-hussain-explain-met-mickey-hart/

Learn more about Zakir's catalog and his albums going all the way back to "Sitar Recital" from 1969.
Full Catalog - Zakir Hussain

Enjoy some additional videos of his amazing musical legacy below.