Performance Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 8 PM

Zakir Hussain
Celtic Connections

The Pulse of the World

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
A legendary tabla virtuoso, Zakir Hussain returns to Carnegie Hall for The Pulse of the World, a fascinating fusion of Indian and Celtic music. Joined by all-star Indian and Celtic musicians, The Pulse of the World reveals the close melodic and rhythmic connections shared by both traditions. Hussain was a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz fusion ensemble Shakti and has performed with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, and Van Morrison.


  • Zakir Hussain, Tabla
  • Rakesh Chaurasia, Bamboo Flute
  • Charlie McKerron, Fiddle
  • Patsy Reid, Fiddle
  • Matheu Watson, Guitar
  • John Joe Kelly, Bodhran
  • Ganesh Rajagopalan, Violin


"Jai Taal"
Zakir Hussain, Tabla
Living Media

This performance is part of Around the Globe.