The Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley is proud to announce that UC Berkeley’s Regents’ Lecturer for Spring 2015 is internationally renowned tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain. Zakir Hussain is one of the foremost percussionists of the contemporary world, not only of Indian classical music but also of jazz and world music. As a player and composer he is a brilliant example of border crossing music. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, he has historic collaborations to his name, including Shakti, which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, the Diga Rhythm Band, Making Music, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as Joshua Redman, George Harrison, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Jack Bruce, Tito Puente, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, the Hong Kong Symphony and the New Orleans Symphony. He has been hailed by media as a virtuoso, a superstar and an encyclopedia of tabla. For more information, visit the following website.
March 2, 2015 – SF Jazz Session
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
March 5, 2015 – Zakir Talks | Zakir Plays
March 10, 2015 – The Changing Role of the Tabla Player
315 Wheeler Hall
March 11, 2015 – Master Class
Hertz Concert Hall