Grammy® Award winner Zakir Hussain has introduced the world to the tabla, the drum with a thousand voices. A national treasure in his native India, he is known around the world for his collaborations with such musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Béla Fleck, Van Morrison, and George Harrison. In this eagerly anticipated Virginia Arts Festival appearance, Hussain partners with two Indian artists acclaimed around the world for their virtuosity: Jayanthi Kumaresh, dubbed “the Jimi Hendrix of the veena” (New York Music Daily); and violinist Kala Ramnath, “a musician of giant-like qualities” (Jazz Wise) whose performances and compositions have been featured on Grammy®-winning recordings by Hilary Hahn and the Kronos Quartet.
Zakir Hussain Trio
- Robin Hixon Theater