Duke Performances

Zakir Hussain

Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham

Tickets for Zakir Hussain at the Carolina Theatre are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-560-3030, and in person at the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 309 W. Morgan Street, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.

$10 Duke student tickets are now on sale. Duke student tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office on the top level of the Bryan Center on Duke’s West Campus, Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.


Virtuosic tabla master Zakir Hussain is a legendary percussionist. Son of the lauded tabla player Alla Rakha, Hussain serves as an international ambassador for Hindustani classical music. For decades, his improvisational skill has found him playing alongside artists both from his home country of India as well as throughout the world, including Western collaborators George Harrison, Mickey Hart, Pharoah Sanders, and Van Morrison. In 1974, he co-founded Shakti with Mahavishnu Orchestra leader John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, releasing three extraordinary albums with the worldly jazz fusion group in as many years. For this special return engagement in Durham, Hussain brings his trio, including Jayanthi Kumaresh on veena and Kala Ramnath on Carnatic violin.

Zakir Hussain is a co-presentation of Duke Performances & The Carolina Theatre of Durham.

“[T]he presiding genius and global ambassador for North Indian classical music...”

The Telegraph

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