An Evening With Zakir Hussain and Rakesh Chaurasia
March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rakesh Chaurasia, the nephew and child prodigy of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, has carved a niche for himself as an accomplished flutist. He has evolved an approach that maintains the purity of the flute while also managing to capture the attention of young listeners.
Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon and one of the greatest musicians of our time. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir’s contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations, including “Shakti,” which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar; “Remember Shakti, the “Diga Rhythm Band,” “Making Music” and “Planet Drum” with Mickey Hart; “Tabla Beat Science” and “Sangam” with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland; and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Yo Yo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April 2009 with four widely heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s “Artist Perspective” series.