Zakir Hussain Meets Berklee – Ustad Zakir Hussain Tabla Solo


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  • Published On: 2020-06-22 16:56:58
  • Video Published/Author: Berklee College of Music
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In 2019, Berklee College of Music had the privilege of presenting Ustad Zakir Hussain with an Honorary Doctorate. The tribute concert “Zakir Hussain Meets Berklee” incorporated a myriad of musical elements from Zakir Ji’s life’s journey, varying in styles, instrumentation and presentation. It gives us great pleasure to share with you Zakir Ji’s improvised Tabla Solo as our first feature from this concert.

About the Berklee Indian Ensemble: Founded in 2011 by faculty member Annette Philip, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of the largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee. Apart from performing original compositions and arrangements, the Berklee Indian Ensemble tours internationally; presents a wide array of South Asian folk, classical, and contemporary music; and has collaborated with various world-renowned artists, garnering over 180 million views for their viral videos to date.

Ustad Zakir Hussain:

Berklee Indian Ensemble & Berklee India Exchange (BIX):
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Visiting Artist
Ustad Zakir Hussain, tabla

Producer: Artistic Director, BIX, Annette Philip
Artist Relations: Senior Director, Global Engagement, Middle East & India, Clint Valladares
Assistant Manager, BIX: Rohith Jayaraman
Assistant, BIX: Lydia Renold
Global Development: Mirek Vana
BIX Interns: Alma Blum, Social Media & Marketing; Atman Sheth, Production; Hrushabh Talapadatur, Live Sound & Production; Prithvi Prajosh, Writing & Editorial

Recorded live at Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School
Front of House Engineer: Nick Schmalensee (Bergsten Music Inc.)
Monitor Engineer & RF Coordinator: Jeremy Jones (Sonic Audio)
Stage Manager: Ayumi Ueda
Video & Streaming Services: Damon Movitz (D2 Productions)
Video Editing: Mrityunjay Sathyanarayanan
Lighting Services: Andrew Boucher & Nate Jewett (High Output Inc.)
Multitrack Recording Producer: Stephen Webber
Multitrack Recording Engineer: Ian Kagey
Mixing Engineer: Stephen Webber
Mastering: Jonathan Wyner

A special thank you to Dean Nitin Nohria and the staff of Harvard Business School who helped make this event possible.


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