730 21st St Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Under the direction of percussion legend Zakir Hussain, Masters of Percussion offers the audience an opportunity to experience both melodic (raga) and rhythmic (tala) development as well as witness the dazzling and athletic dancing drummers of Manipur. The concert will feature the traditional repertoire of North Indian drumming on tabla in solo and duet as well as excursions exploring the frontier between traditional and contemporary, folk and classical. India's most famous percussionist, Hussain has accompanied all of the greatest Indian musicians of the past 40 years, as well such artists as the Grateful Dead and Van Morrison and has been at the helm of some of contemporary music's most eminent and influential ensembles including Shakti, The Diga Rhythm Band and Planet Drum.

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