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: Ravi Shankar at Disney Concert Hall

By Don Heckman It wasn’t clear what to expect at Ravi Shankar’s Disney Hall concert Thursday night.  There had been two previous cancellations, and the venerable Indian artist turned 91 in April. His musicians took the stage first – a pair of percussionists, another sitar player, a flutist, a tanpura player and a Shankar assistant. … Read More Live Music: Ravi Shankar at Disney Concert Hall