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Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon and one of the greatest musicians of our time. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, and as one of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors. Along with his legendary father and teacher, Ustad Allarakha, he has elevated the status of his instrument both in India and around the world. His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study.
Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh is India’s torch bearer worldwide for Saraswati Veena, the National Instrument of India. An artiste, collaborator, composer, researcher, creator, pioneer, and educator — Dr. Jayanthi’s life achievements over 30 years, truly embodies the rich musical heritage of India — making her one of the legendary Veena masters that India has ever produced.
Maestro Kala Ramnath belongs to a violin dynasty from India — a unique musical lineage of seven generations that straddles both the classical systems of the subcontinent. “KALA,” her forename, literally means “ART” in Sanskrit. That art, which manifests Happiness or God, “the Supreme Truth”.