On Stage Extra: East meets West with Shakti, at The Keswick

Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times, writes: “In 2010, Jeff Beck said, “John McLaughlin has given us so many different facets of the guitar. And introduced thousands of us to world music by blending Indian music with jazz and classical. I’d say he was the best guitarist alive.” Hussain, a master percussionist in North Indian Hindustani classical music, is recognized as the world’s premier tabla player. Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, India but gained him worldwide fame. Hussain is the eldest son of Alla Rakha, a world-famous tabla player known for his work with sitar legend Ravi Shankar.”

Read the full article in The Unionville Times.