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03/01/17

Tabla and Santoor: Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma Offer Unique Collaboration in Shannon Hall

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Contact: Esty Dinur, edinur@wisc.edu(608) 262-3907

Tabla and Santoor: Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma Offer Unique Collaboration in Shannon Hall

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Indian masters Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma will offer a unique opportunity when collaborating on Thursday, April 27th, 2017, at 8 p.m. in Shannon Hall. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $10, Youth up to 18 are $20, Union Members and non-UW students are $32, $28 and $25, UW Faculty and Staff are $34, $30, and $25, and the general public are $36, $32, and $25. Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS.

Zakir Hussain is an internationally celebrated tabla virtuoso. He is considered a national treasure in India, and is a worldwide phenomenon. He has collaborated with and accompanied Yo Yo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Mickey Hart, John McLaughlin, and many others. He is also known for working with India’s most famous musicians and dancers.

Rahul Sharma is world renowned for his skill at the Kashmiri santoor. Apprentice to his father, the famed Shivkumar Sharma, and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Rahul has helped popularize santoor music on a global scale. With collaborative and individual work on more than 60 albums, he is the recipient of a ZEE Bollywood Music Award for “Best Debut - Music Director.” Some of his most known work includes collaboration with Kenny G and Deep Forest. 

Having teamed up before, Hussain and Sharma bring an unmatched intuition for their instruments and genre. Both innovative instrumentalists and performers, their collaborative concert is mesmerizing and brilliant. 

This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Performing Arts Committee and was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Anonymous Fund and the Evjue Foundation. Media sponsors are Capital City Hues, WSUM, and WORT 89.9 FM.