Live Music: “Crosscurrents” (Zakir Hussain, Dave Holland, Shankar Mahadevan et al) at Royce Hall

    By Mike Finkelstein On Tuesday night the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presented Crosscurrents, a truly special ensemble of legendary Western and Indian virtuoso musicians, to a full house. The group members are Zakir Hussain (tablas), Louiz Banks (piano/keyboards), Dave Holland (bass), Shankar Mahadevan (vocals), Sanjay Divecha (guitar), Vikku “V”… Read More Live Music: “Crosscurrents” (Zakir Hussain, Dave Holland, Shankar Mahadevan et al) at Royce Hall

Live Music: Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall

By Don Heckman Despite the title of his performance at Disney Hall Wednesday night – “Masters of Percussion” – Zakir Hussain did a lot more than fill the stage with a company of drummers.  And that’s not to say there wasn’t a lot of propulsive rhythm taking place. Son of the legendary tabla player, Ustad… Read More Live Music: Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall