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Zakir Hussain

Bassist Dave Holland and tabla player Zakir Hussain perform as part of Crosscurrents at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical Music

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Zakir Hussain learned from the best — his father, Allah Rakha, was a tabla legend. But Hussain's career really took off when he started working with the rock musicians he grew up admiring. Jim McGuire/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Tabla Master Who Jammed With The Grateful Dead

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Sangam performs at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. From left to right: Eric Harland, Zakir Hussain and Charles Lloyd. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

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Fleck, Meyer, Hussain: Border Crossing

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Audio Only: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer And Zakir Hussain's Tiny Desk Concert

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