Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain to pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib Amritsar
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain who had come to Patiala for a live performance at the ongoing Patiala Heritage Festival, will also visit Amritsar.
As per the programme, today he will visit Wagha border, pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib Amritsar with his wife Antonia Minnecola and will left for Mumbai by evening flight
Ustad Zakir Hussain, a world renowned, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan Tabla player gave a mesmerizing live performance at historic Qila Mubarak, Patiala. He was invited by the Patiala Heritage Festival organisng committee to perform on the fifth day of the week long heritage festival.
Ustad Zakir Hussain’s father Tabla Maestro Alla Rakha was one of the most famous and widely recorded tabla players of the twentieth century, belonged to the tradition of tabla-playing known as the Punjab baaj style. Punjab Gharānā (sometimes called Punjabi or Panjabi Gharānā), is a style and technique of Tabla playing that originated in the Punjab region of what is now split in present-day Pakistan and India.For tabla,Ustad Alla Rakha was such an artist, having brought his instrument a stature and respect never before enjoyed. He moved from Lahore to Bombay in the late 1940s.
Later in 2010, Ustad Zakir Hussain had become the apex authority on the Punjab gharana’s style of tabla-playing.