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Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion with Niladri Kumar, Eric Harland & Mattannur Sankarankutty Marar Group: The Drummers of Kerala at the Rio Theatre

Friday, March 29 @ 7:30 PM

Zakir Hussain is not only a master tabla player, but a student of an astonishing array of percussion traditions. Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion, an outgrowth of Hussain’s duet tours with his late father, the legendary Ustad Allarakha, began in 1996 to provide a platform for rarely heard Indian rhythm traditions. Over time, the ensemble has expanded to include great drummers and percussionists from many world traditions, including jazz, as well as the occasional stringed instrument. 2019 will be the centennial year of Allarakha’s birth, so this will be a very special Masters of Percussion tour, featuring the astonishing Niladri Kumar on sitar, the peerless Eric Harland on Western drums, and the Mattannur Sankarankutty Marar Group: The Drummers of Kerala from the Southwestern coast of India. These incredible artists and ensembles will perform together and separately on this concert date.

At the Rio Theatre (1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062)
Regular General Admission: $42/Advance $50/Door
Gold Circle Section (1st 10 rows): $63/Advance $70/Door
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
Doors at 6:30 PM
No Comps
Sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz 
Media Sponsor: Good Times Santa Cruz & KAZU

Zakir Hussain Website


Friday, March 29
7:30 PM
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Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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