Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland: Crosscurrents

Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland: Crosscurrents

Sat Oct 28 2017/ 8pm

Chan Centre

Inimitable tabla virtuoso and Chan Centre audience favorite Zakir Hussain is at it again, this time turning his brilliant mind to the intersection of jazz and Indian music. The percussion master has joined forced with the great jazz bassist, composer and arranger Dave Holland to form an ensemble that pays tribute to pioneering musicians and composers who inspire on another from opposite sides of the world. This connection between genres began with Hollywood musicals of the 30s and 40s, building a bridge that is now traversed in both directions. The influence of Indian classical music on jazz is widely known; the influence of jazz on the popular music of India less so. Crosscurrents explores new and exciting musical terrain while highlighting the important legacy of improvisation that is widely celebrated in both traditions.

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