PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — World music star Zakir Hussain will perform Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at Brown University’s Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Hussain, a legendary percussionist on tabla, won a 2009 Grammy Award for his collaborative album Global Drum Project with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Sikiru Adepoju.
Hussain has played a pioneering role in sharing Indian classical music with audiences in the United States and around the world. He has collaborated and performed with many leading musicians — from George Harrison to Yo-Yo Ma to John McLaughlin — and is widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. Hussain will be accompanied by master violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan.
The concert is free and open to the public. Hussain’s appearance at Brown is made possible in part by Reliance Industries Limited, and is one of the final events of the University’s Year of India.