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Published On: November 29, 2018 10:09 AM NPT By: Republica

Zakir enthralls Nepali audience

Zakir enthralls Nepali audience

The Embassy of India, Kathmandu organized a concert of world renowned Tabla Maestro, Padma Bhushan, Ustad Zakir Hussain at the Embassy premises on Tuesday. According to a press statement released by the Embassy of India, Kathmandu, the event was organized in association with Surya Nepal, Nepal SBI, Jet Airways and Radisson Hotel. 

It further stated that the program was attended by over 1,000 audiences, covering different walks of life—politicians, artists, musicians, literary persons, students and media. The Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain was accompanied by Anantha Krishnan on Mridangam,  Sabir Khan on Sarangi, Navin Sharma on Dholak and Mujeeb Dadarkar (Sound Engineer).

Ustad Zakir Hussain, a world renowned musician, and his group gave an unforgettable performance. Hussain enthralled the audience with his energetic, contemporary and classical portrayal of playing the tabla. This performance shall be remembered by Kathmandu for a long time.

It was Ustad Zakir Hussain’s performance in Nepal after 17 years. The event was set up to celebrate 70 years of India and Nepal’s diplomatic ties and also to cherish the shared musical heritage of both the countries, as per the press statement. 

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