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Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 1-2

“Everybody wants to play with Zakir. He’s amazing…” The words were spoken by Herbie Hancock, one of many musicians who paid tribute to the great Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain on the occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Francisco Jazz Centre in 2017. In a short film made for the occasion, directed by Hussain’s daughter, Anisa Qureshi, jazz luminaries Vijay Iyer, Eric Harland, Charles Lloyd and John McLaughlin paid glowing tribute to Hussain, as did The Grateful Dead‘s Mickey Hart, classical conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Zane Dalal, bluegrass banjo maestro Bela Fleck and dancer/choreographer Alonzo King…

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