The tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain concert was scheduled in Nashik on February 7 at KTHM college ground, Gangapur Road.
The main sponsors of the classical event were SYSKA LED and SYDKA mobile accessories and supported by Bank of Maharashtra,Anmol Nayantara and Mahindra rise. Among the associate sponsors were Express Inn, Parksyde residency and Harsh Construction.
It was a classical night of Ustaad Zakhir Hussain. Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in India but also gained him worldwide fame. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir`s contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations.
The concert also feature classical performers like Padmashree Ustaad Rasheed Khan, Ajay Jogalekar (Harmonium) and Pandit Vijay Ghate (tabla). Padmashree Ustaad Rasheed Khan was the main highlight of the event, he is the singer featuring the song ‘ Aaoge Jab tum’ from the movie Jab we met.Nissar Hussain Khan is his Guru. Padmashree Ustaad Rasheed Khan gave a wonderful one hour session of indian classical music which made the evening worth mesmerizing.
After his performance there was a short break and then entered the man of the event ‘Ustad Zakhir Hussain’. The musical extravaganza performed by him was like a treat to the audience of Nashik. Ustad Zakir Hussain performed in Nashik after almost a decade. Almost a crowd of thousand people was witnessed at the event. The show began at 7 pm and concluded by 10
The evening gave breathtaking performances which etched this spectacular event in the golden pages of its history of Nashik.