SFCV Presents: The Virtual Greenroom with Zakir Hussain

On October 14, 2020, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain joined music journalist Andrew Gilbert via Zoom to discuss his pioneering cross-cultural collaborations. 

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 GlobeLos Angeles TimesThe Seattle TimesSan Francisco Chronicle, KQED, JazzTimes, and San Francisco Classical Voice

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SFCV's "The Virtual Greenroom" features interesting stars and creatives from the music world.

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January 28, 2021

On January 8, 2021, classical singer Julia Bullock joined music journalist Steven Winn via Zoom in SFCV's interview series, The Virtual Greenroom. We hope you enjoy the video and will consider making a tax-deductible donation to SF Classical Voice.