Hello guys, remember this topic of August last year? Now we are 7 months further and besides an article on http://www.britannicaindia.com I heard nothing of it anymore. Who knows more? And I was also wondering what about his musical heritage? Does he have any children to pass it on ?
I was watching a BBC 2 program (Bombay blush)for/by young Asians yesterday, around twenty past eleven pm and one of the guests was Zakir Hussain. He played brilliantly and he also said that he has been working on an album, working on some music for a film and that he would be on a world tour in May. Now, I believe this program was recorded recently(and I do hope so). He looked fine and he played fine. So I hope nothing is wrong with his fingers/him and we will still be able to enjoy still lots more from this great Master! Pehaps we will be hearing the lament of Zakir's tabla coming to a place near us soon!!
Swara (Mar 28, 2002 06:47 a.m.): For our English friends,27 th April Zakir is playing at the Wimbledon Theatre . 21 May in my hometown Antwerp,Belgium . Who knows any dates in other countries? Holland? France?
hi, Do you know whether there are still tickets available for the Antwerp, Belgium concert? Is it going to be a solo concert? If so, how can I get tickest? on the web, perhaps? My sister lives in Brussels and she could get it for me. what is the vanue called? phone number?
Where do you guys get your information? Zakir will never quit tabla. It�s not like some western art where you practice for so many years and then quit it. All great masters have performed in their seventies and upwards and have lived for tabla. It's not a profession just to earn money, it�s a way of life and a very spiritual art. Zakir is one of the greats of this centaury and his name is a legend. HE WILL NEVER QUIT TABLA, IT�S HIS LIFE AND SOUL.
No need to talk about western or eastern art. real music comes from the heart whether u are from India or Iceland. I don't think Mozart or Bethoven would ever quit their music and even if they did, their hearts wouldn't do it. So, please no talk of East or West. We are all the same as far as I know and music is also one and the same!!!
Rod, I'm sure there are still tickets availlable for the 'Zakir Hussain Percussion Ensemble' concert at deSingel, Antwerp. Two days ago I bought a ticket for the concert (tomorrow evening) of Vilayat Khan at the same place. Your sister can buy tickets in the centre of Brussels at the cd-bookstore FNAC . Location: Rue Neuve 123. Price of ticket: 20 Euro.
Yes Suki, I agree. Zakir is absolutely the greatest of his generation. And I'm sure he will never quit for no reason. But last year a rumour went around that he was planning to stop playing concerts because of a bad arthritis in both his hands.