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Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain joins music journalist Andrew Gilbert to discuss his pioneering intercultural collaborations. The hour-long Zoom interview will take place live on Wednesday, October 14 at 6 p.m. PDT, and registration is required.

Coming from North India’s largest percussion dynasty, Hussain moved from Mumbai to Marin County in the early 1970s. Within weeks, he had begun to create a vast network of creative connections, encompassing legends of the world. jazz, great Latin American percussionists, rock stars, classical virtuosos from South India, traditional Celtic musicians, European masters of classical music and a drummer from the Grateful Dead. He gained similar fame as a composer, writing for Bollywood, British and Hollywood films, orchestras and various small ensembles. He has won dozens of awards and honors in India and the United States, including two Grammy Awards.

Long-time Berkeley-based Andrew Gilbert has covered music and dance for numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Seattle weather, Chronicle of San Francisco, KQED, JazzTimes, and Classic San Francisco Voices. The hour-long interview will cover a wide range of topics and give an in-depth look at Zakir’s history and insights into his current projects. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions during the last 15 minutes.

Registration is $ 20 and must be done in advance.

register here.

For more information, send an email [email protected].


Zoom information:

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