Zakir Hussain: Celtic Connections

Co-Presented by GW Lisner and Washington Performing Arts

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:00pm

Tickets: $22-$39

ZAKIR HUSSAIN’S Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections: Tabla master Zakir Hussain has long explored other cultures, and his newest project, Celtic Connections, makes its U.S. tour debut, pairing the beautiful and flowing melodies of Celtic instruments including bodhran, violin, pipes, flutes and whistles with tabla, bamboo flute, and Carnatic (south Indian) violin, providing a musical experience that explores common threads with sounds rarely heard together. “Musicians are the same the world over. There’s no meter that hasn’t been played, no rhythm that hasn’t been composed,” says Hussain. Yet, “it’s the musicians’ own qualities that allow them to make music different – that’s what’s exciting about this project for me. It’s fresh music sparked by the humanity of those involved.”