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Percussion guru rocks Slovakia

ONE OF the architects of world music, top percussionist, and also “the national jewel of India”: all these are meant to describe tabla player Zakir Hussain.

Zakir Hussain(Source: Courtesy of Shiraz agency)

ONE OF the architects of world music, top percussionist, and also “the national jewel of India”: all these are meant to describe tabla player Zakir Hussain.

The man who has collaborated with musicians like Ravi Shankar and John McLaughlin and explored many a niche of the musical empire has now returned to his roots and put together reputed percussionists for the “Masters of Percussions” project.

Connoisseurs, as well as non-experts on drums who simply like lively, playful music, can enjoy his music in Bratislava, as he is making a stop on his tour in the capital on November 5 at 20:00 in the Slovak Radio building at Mýtna 1.

The concert is part of the World of Drums festival of percussions that has split into two evenings this year: on October 10, and this one.

The event will be a true concert of drums and rhythms: Hussain on tabla will be accompanied by Rakesh Chaura on the bansuri flute; renowned doyra player Abbos Kosimov; Deepak Bhatt on dhol; Sabir on sarangi and Ningonbam Joy Singh, “the dancing drummer of Manipur”; thus creating the full impression of an Oriental musical feast.

Tickets for the evening cost €15 (in advance, through predpredaj.sk) or €25 on the spot. More information can be found at citylife.sk and shiraz.sk.

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