IFFLA is honored to welcome legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain to the festival, joined by Zane Dalal, the Associate Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI). The two distinguished gentlemen will present a screening of the documentary AN INDIAN ACCENT, directed by Sumantra Ghosal, which chronicles their collaboration within the SOI on Hussain’s composition Peshkar, a brilliant orchestra concerto lead by Hussain on his signature instrument, the tabla. The concerto was specially commissioned by the National Center of the Performing Arts, Mumbai in advance of the SOI’s tour to Switzerland in January 2016.
Following the film, a discussion with Zakir Hussain and Zane Dalal will recount their work on Peshkar, their time with the SOI and their long and storied careers. This will be an intimate and unforgettable evening, and a rare chance to see true musical genius speak in person about the art of their craft. This is an event not to be missed!
Moderated by Dr. Vinod Venkataraman, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Artistic Director at The Music Circle, Los Angeles
- Sumantra Ghosal