Performance Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 8 PM

Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World:
Celtic Connections

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
It’s a jam band with a touch of the highlands when Indian ragas meet Scottish strathspeys for The Pulse of the World, an evening of irresistible rhythms with Zakir Hussain—the reigning tabla master who has played with everyone from George Harrison to the Grateful Dead—laying down beats for Scottish fiddlers Charlie McKerron (of Capercaillie fame) and Patsy Reid (formerly of the fiery band Breabach), and Ganesh Rajagopalan, a master violinist of the classical Indian Carnatic style. The Pulse of the World is a freewheeling, pulse-quickening, constantly surprising fusion of Indian and Celtic sounds.


  • Zakir Hussain, Tabla
  • Rakesh Chaurasia, Bamboo Flute
  • Fraser Fifield, Flute and Pipes
  • Jean-Michel Veillon, Flute
  • Ganesh Rajagopalan, Violin
  • Charlie McKerron, Fiddle
  • Patsy Reid, Fiddle
  • Tony Byrne, Guitar
  • John Joe Kelly, Bodhran


"Jai Taal"
Zakir Hussain, Tabla
Living Media

This performance is part of Around the Globe.