This page is all about Zakir Hussain. Celebrating decades of friendship and collaboration.

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. 

Highlights & Links

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

Explore a #playlist of must-hear #EastMeetsWest collaborations. http://bit.ly/2jBt5jJ 

Mickey Hart - Recording The Diga Album​
All about Zakir starting @ 5:39 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8FmesJjTPs

Check out footage from our 2008 enhancement to The Mirage Volcano in Las Vegas. 
The Making Of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d556bR--V9w&t=66s
Outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG8Yqr6Cbjk

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/

Mickey Hart with Zakir and the Global Drum Project - NatGeoMusic.net | National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-HbNHFrrMU

"Zakir, of course, is probably the most advanced rhythmist on the planet."
~Mickey Hart 

Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain: Mapping The Groove Of The Future
Read the full interview here.

Revisit my exploration into the Tao of Wood with Zakir Hussain.
Part of our week long celebration leading up to the presentation of his SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award this Wednesday. 
Watch Live: http://bit.ly/WoodTonesWithZakir

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

The album Diga. Recorded with 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.