Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar to Spar at The Kentucky Center
Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain performs a duo concert with frequent collaborator and sitar master Niladri Kumar. Enjoy an evening of invention and interplay from these musical sparring partners on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. at The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main Street, Louisville, KY.
Tickets are $35. A special VIP (Meet and Greet) Package is available for $50. Kentucky Center Members call the Member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents, by phone (502) 584-7777, (800) 775-7777, and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience.
Hussain's consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a National Treasure in his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame.
Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir's contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations, recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, and the Kodo drummers.
A global icon to reckon with, world renowned and fifth-generation sitar player, Niladri Kumar is an unconventionally rare instrumentalist, honing a unique repertoire and profound in-depth understanding of traditional and classical styles on the sitar to innovative, electrifying renditions on his own instrumental innovation the 'zitar'.