UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion on Friday, March 26, at 7pm (PST) on CAP UCLA Online. The FREE virtual performance will include: Zakir Hussain, Tabla with Pezhham Akhavass, tombak and Iranian percussion Marcus Gilmore, Drums Abbos Kosimov, doyra and Uzbek percussion…plus, special guests!

Every other year since 1996, Hussain has brought Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion to America. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Hussain has been involved in many historic collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Charles Lloyd and George Harrison. CAP UCLA audiences can expect uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity from Hussain’s performance.

“Indian, Uzbek and Iranian rhythm traditions have common routes, the technique and the repertoire of these 3 ancient traditions can be interchangeable,” Hussain said. “This has only recently been discovered and is being explored by the maestros. It is indeed exciting to watch this journey of transposing blossom on stage. The above four genres could easily be recognized as cousins, the salient feature in these traditions is improvisation.”

The free event takes place on Friday, March 26, at 7:00pm (PST); CLICK HERE to register for event Visit the website for additional info – https://online.cap.ucla.edu