INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Zakir Hussain to quit Tabla world

 

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Roy Chowdhury
Zakir Hussain to quit Tabla world Jul 18, 2001 10:06 a.m.


Maestro Zakir Hussain might bid good bye to tabla, his agent mentioned in India as per report appreared in Sify.com. I hope this is not true, would be enormous loss to the Tabla world.
Rod
Re:Zakir Hussain to quit Tabla world Jul 19, 2001 07:58 a.m.


What would he do ?
Crab fishing in Alaska? ...they pay well!!
BuddhistMonk
Re:Zakir Hussain to quit Tabla world Jul 24, 2001 04:17 a.m.


Im afriad this is highly unlikely. Obviously he loves it, or he wouldnt be so great at it, and wouldnt have spent so much time with it. You cant just quit something you love.
Russ
Re:Zakir Hussain to quit Tabla world Aug 17, 2001 03:07 p.m.


Hey Monk;'
Cruised the tabla forum and saw this string and thought I'd report what I heard lately on Zakir Hussain. I talked to some Indians I know out in the Bay area late last month, and they tell me Zakir has very bad arthritis in both hands. Very painfull every time he performs. So, 2001 will likely be his last year in touring as a professional tablaji. That will put an end to future reunions with John McLaughlin's Shakti, and playing tabla for any of the touring greats. Bad deal there!!! I will never forget the capabilities of his father, the legendary Ustad Allah Rakka. But hopefully Zakir might still impart his knowledge to others by becoming a teacher or guru. That way, he will still be around.
BuddhistMonk
Re:Zakir Hussain to quit Tabla world Aug 17, 2001 04:30 p.m.


oh, this is terrible news indeed. So there is no word on if he will be a guru for students after his retirement from professional tabla player?
Russ
Re:Zakir Hussain to quit Tabla world Aug 17, 2001 05:22 p.m.



BuddhistMonk (Aug 17, 2001 04:30 p.m.):
oh, this is terrible news indeed. So there is no word on if he will be a guru for students after his retirement from professional tabla player?

Nobody knows for sure. Hopefully this will happen but only time and healing will tell.

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