tabla rasa

Oregon Symphony presents Masters of Percussion

Preview Zakir Hussain’s transcendent program.

By Anne Adams March 28, 2012

MAR 30 This Friday, the Schnitz will resonate with the tuneful “boom” of the tabla, the fitful “bap” of the dholak, and the bright “clang” of the doyra as Zakir Hussain’s drum group performs a dramatically varied program with a simple set of tools—and most fundamentally, human breath—to great effect. If you won’t take our word for it, or you simply can’t wait, you can preview a whole performance below. Surely no substitute for the real-life experience, this video will at least take you through the paces of Hussain’s meditative musical odyssey.

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