About The Book
Zakir Hussain is an international music phenomenon. Tabla virtuoso,composer and percussionist, he is the eldest son of the legendary UstadAllarakha Qureshi. Zakir gave his first public concert at the age of seven andwas immediately hailed as a child prodigy. In later years, his masterfuldexterity and creative genius led to him being one of the most sought-afteraccompanists to the very best of Hindustani classical musicians anddancers. He is also recognized as one of the foremost contemporary jazz andworld music percussionists. In this book, Nasreen Munni Kabir takes thereader through the life and times of Zakir Hussain, the early years of growingup in Mahim, his training from age four with his extraordinary father, and howZakir s passion for music helped establish him as a world musician of ourage, a huge music star, and for many young Indians today a revered rolemodel.
About The Author
Nasreen Munni KabirisaLondon-basedfilm-maker/authorwhohasmadedozensofdocumentariesonHindicinemaand written sixteen books on thesubject. She curates the annualIndianfilmseasononUK sChannel 4 TV.