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Grammy-winning tabla master Zakir Hussain to perform in Fairfield
Courtesy of Lindsay Bauer, Executive Director of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Mar. 24, 2023 1:26 am
Zakir Hussain, the world-renowned percussionist, is bringing his Masters of Percussion tour to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center on Friday, March 31, 2023. The show promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable experience for percussion enthusiasts and music lovers alike.
Hussain is a Grammy-winning artist and is widely considered to be one of the most brilliant and innovative musicians of our time. Since 1996, Zakir Hussain has curated, produced, and conducted the Masters of Percussion tour, featuring some of the world's most talented percussionists. The ensemble brings together drummers and percussionists from many different traditions, creating a truly unique and powerful musical experience.
The Masters of Percussion tour was born out of Zakir Hussain's famous international tabla duet tours with his father, Ustad Allarakha. Hussain has used the tour to showcase both popular and rarely heard rhythm traditions from India, unearthing lesser-known folk and classical traditions and introducing them to audiences around the world.
The show at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center will feature a carefully curated selection of percussionists, including some of India's most celebrated musicians, as well as talented artists from other parts of the world. The ensemble will perform a variety of rhythms and styles, incorporating traditional Indian percussion instruments such as the tabla, pakhawaj, and dholak, as well as instruments from other traditions.
Mr. Hussain is also an acclaimed film star and has created many popular movies in his home country. Cinema Fairfield, the film arm of Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s programming, will screen one of Mr. Hussain’s most famous movies in the days leading up to his visit. Heat & Dust, which also stars Julie Christie, will be showing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th. Learn more about Heat & Dust at fairfieldacc.com.
The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is thrilled to host Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion tour, which promises to be a truly unforgettable evening of music. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online at fairfieldacc.com or by calling the Ticket Office at (641) 472-ARTS. Don't miss your chance to experience the power and beauty of Indian percussion at its finest.