Zakir Hussain Joins Music Journalist Andrew Gilbert in a Live Zoom Interview

SFCV Staff on September 19, 2020

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain joins music journalist Andrew Gilbert in conversation about his pioneering cross-cultural collaborations. The one-hour Zoom interview will take place live on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. PDT, and registration is required.

Scion of North Indian music’s greatest percussion dynasty, Hussain moved from Mumbai to Marin County in the early 1970s. Within weeks he had started building a vast web of creative connections, encompassing jazz legends, Latin American percussion greats, rock stars, South Indian classical music virtuosos, traditional Celtic musicians, European classical music masters, and a Grateful Dead drummer. He’s earned similar renown as a composer, writing for Bollywood, British, and Hollywood films, orchestras, and various smaller ensembles. He has won dozens of awards and distinctions in India and the United States, including two Grammy Awards.

Long based in Berkeley, Andrew Gilbert has covered music and dance for numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, JazzTimes, and San Francisco Classical Voice. The one-hour interview will cover a wide range of topics and give an in-depth look at Zakir's story and insights into his current projects. The audience will have a chance to ask questions during the last 15 minutes.

Registration is $20 and must be made in advance.

Register here.

For more information, email [email protected].

Zoom information:

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