UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain, and Sultan Khan, 1986-11-07  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain, and Sultan Khan
Dates
1986-11-07
Quantity
2 items  :  86-48.1-2 OT- 2 vcts (digital audio recording)(VHS, sp, stereo); 86-48.3-7 EC- 5 reels(7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); 86-48.1-2 WT - 2 DATs (digital, stereo); Duration: 3:04:04
Collection Number
1986048
Summary
This was recorded at the University of Washington, HUB Auditorium, 11-7-86; It was co-sponsored by the UW Ethnomusicology Division and Ragamala.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India on March 9, 1951, Zakir Hussain is a percussionist and tabla player. Hussain began studying music at the age of three with his father, the late Ustad Alla Rakha. He presented his debut performance in Bombay at age 15, providing tabla accompaniment for the master of the Indian santur, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Hussain's rise to fame was rapid and sustained, leading to international renown after he traveled to the United States in 1970. His first US public performance came as accompanist to Pandit Ravi Shankar. By age 20 he had become one of the most sought-after tabla accompanists; his virtuosic playing also led to collaborations with popular musicians such as drummer Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead and guitarist John MacLaughlin, whose Mahavishnu Orchestra had fused elements of Indian classical music with rock and jazz. Hussain stands out for his work in creating fusions of Indian music with Western popular idioms, a practice that has grown into a major stream of activity for a large number of Indian musicians. The first of these efforts to receive widespread recognition was Shakti, a group consisting of MacLaughlin, violinist L. Shankar, and South Indian percussionists Ramnad Raghavan and T.H. "Tikku" Vinayakram. While Shakti retained acoustic instrumentation, Hussain's later fusion projects such as Planet Drum, with Mickey Hart (later reincarnated as the Global Drum Project), Tabla Beat Science, and The Diga Rhythm Band often included electric instruments and synthesizers. Hussain also has provided music for film, including Ismail Merchant's In Custody and The Mystic Masseur and Bernardo Bertolucci's The Little Buddha, and for dance companies, most notably Alonzo King's Lines Ballet. He has received numerous prestigious honors and awards, including the Indo-American Award (1990), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1991), the Government of India bestowed titles of Padma Shree (1988) and Padma Bhushan (2002), and the NEA National Heritage Fellowship (1999).

Grove Music Online - Stephen Slawek

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Concert: A. Rakha, Z. Hussain/tablas; S. Khan/sarangi.

Originals recorded by Laurel Sercombe and Kathleen Oien with JVC HR-S20U vcr, Sony PCM-F1 digital audio processor, Neumann KM-84 mics (1st half of concert), Neumann KM-83 mics (2nd half).

Performers: Alla Rakha/tabla; Zakir Hussain/tabla; Sultan Khan/sarangi; Phil Hollenbeck/pakhawaj; Shirley Dalke/tanpura.

Durations of analog reels: 24:46, 45:00, 40:33, 43:37, 24:07.

Documentation: Concert flyer.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Sarangi
  • Tabla
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Alla Rakha (performer)
    • Dalke, Shirley (instrumentalist)
    • Hollenbeck, Philip (instrumentalist)
    • Hussain, Zakir (performer)
    • Khan, Sultan (instrumentalist)