Zakir Hussain, a classical tabla virtuoso, is considered a national treasure in his native India. Hussain brings his artistry to Houston, courtesy of the Indo-American Association, with Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion. Joining Hussain will be Deepak Bhatt (dhol), Niladri Kumar (sitar), Vijay Chauhan (dholki), V. Selvaganesh (kanjira and claypot) and Steve Smith (drums). Antonia Minnecola will also be onstage performing Kathak dance.
Hussain, who has worked with such varied musicians as George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, Airto Moreira and the Kodo Drummers, performed four sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall in 2009.