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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:30 PM // Michigan Theater

Crosscurrents
Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

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This special collaboration between Zakir Hussain, a living master of the 3,000-year-old tabla percussion tradition, and distinguished bassist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland demonstrates the many directions of inspiration between the idioms of jazz and Indian music in a program entitled Crosscurrents.

The influence of Indian classical music on jazz is widely known, but fewer people are aware of how jazz influenced the popular music of India. Jazz first came to India by way of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and ’40s and quickly inspired the music of India’s burgeoning film industry; the improvisational nature of jazz was familiar to Indian composers and musicians who found a way to incorporate jazz harmonies and chord progressions into their work. This concert features Bollywood superstar vocalist Shankar Mahadevan alongside a cast of spectacular sidemen.

 

Please note: partial view and standing room tickets are still available. To purchase, please call the Ticket Office at 734-764-2538, or visit the League Ticket Office at 911 N. University Ave. Partial view and standing room tickets are not available online.

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11/1/17 7:30 PM
Michigan Theater

Crosscurrents
Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

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This special collaboration between Zakir Hussain, a living master of the 3,000-year-old tabla percussion tradition, and distinguished bassist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland demonstrates the many directions of inspiration between the idioms of jazz and Indian music in a program entitled Crosscurrents.

The influence of Indian classical music on jazz is widely known, but fewer people are aware of how jazz influenced the popular music of India. Jazz first came to India by way of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and ’40s and quickly inspired the music of India’s burgeoning film industry; the improvisational nature of jazz was familiar to Indian composers and musicians who found a way to incorporate jazz harmonies and chord progressions into their work. This concert features Bollywood superstar vocalist Shankar Mahadevan alongside a cast of spectacular sidemen.

 

Please note: partial view and standing room tickets are still available. To purchase, please call the Ticket Office at 734-764-2538, or visit the League Ticket Office at 911 N. University Ave. Partial view and standing room tickets are not available online.

SPONSORS

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • JazzNet Endowment

MEDIA PARTNERS

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