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Zakir Hussain - Podcast 277

October 29, 2018
A freewheeling interview with Zakir Hussain, widely hailed as one of the global percussionists of our time. This interview, conducted by WKCR's David Ellenbogen, is in anticipation of Zakir's upcoming performance at The Town Hall with Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Rakesh Chaurasia on November 15th.  
Zakir Hussain, who first made a name for himself accompanying legends such as Ustad Ali Akbar Khan,  avi Shankar, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, and countless others has grown to become a global figure. Prominent in world music projects, he has collaborated with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jan Garbarek, Van Morrison, John McLaughlin, and Mickey Hart.