Zakir Hussain
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Zakir Hussain's Indian-Celtic fusion

It's no surprise that Zakir Hussain is a master of a percussion instrument called the tabla. His father, Alla Rakha, is legendary for playing it.

While talent runs in the family, Hussain's unique fusion of Indian classical music with unexpected influences sets him apart. His latest project blends traditional Celtic and Indian melodies.

We spoke to him in Washington DC for the US debut of his Celtic Connections tour.

Produced by Sarah Svoboda, edited by Bill McKenna

Zakir Hussain: Celtic Crossroads was co-presented by Washington Performing Arts & GW Lisner at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.

  • 18 Mar 2015
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