Zakir Hussain
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An Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain, music producer, actor and composer of film

Born: March 9, 1951
Achievement: The contemporary world music movement, is considered the chief architect; young percussionist to ever be awarded the title of Padma Shri

Zakir Hussain, tabla, a classical tabla player ghanapati and India is today one of the most popular. Sector and its contribution to the world of percussion music major at one of the most appreciated.

Ustad Zakir Hussain on March 9, 1951, was born. His father, Ustad Allarakha established himself as a tabla player. St. Michael`s High School in Mahim Zakir Hussain and his school, St. Xaviers, Mumbai to complete his graduation. Zakir Hussain and the age of twelve, a child Prodigy tour. He came to the United States in 1970 and began his international career.

Zakir Hussain is widely considered the architect of the contemporary world music movement. He is the founder of a historic collaboration. These are: the Music, Mickey Hart and Planet drum recording, and George Harrison, Joe Henderson, making several concerts of artists such as Van Morrison, John McLaughlin, and L. Shankar, Diga Rhythm Band, founded with the energy, Jack Bruce, Tito Puente, Pharaoh Sanders, Billy Cobham, the Hong Kong Symphony and the New Orleans Symphony.

In 1987, Zakir Hussain`s first solo release, "Music Making," was acclaimed as "the record is inspired by the East - West fusion albums in one." In 1988, Zakir Hussain, was by far the Indian government, "Padma Shri" award of the title and became the youngest percussionist. In 1990, he and his outstanding cultural contribution to relations between the United States and India for the Indo-American Award. April, 1991, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by the President of India, Zakir Hussain, was submitted with. Zakir Hussain is also the 1999 National Heritage Fellowship, a master of traditional arts of the United States` most prestigious honor awarded.

Zakir Hussain, "In Custody", the most notable among them are a number of films, and by Ismail Merchant, "Mystic Masseur" is composed for the soundtrack for. Zakir Hussain in Francis Coppola`s "Apocalypse Now", in Bernardo Bertolucci`s "Little Buddha", the soundtrack is played on the tabla.