Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Friday, March 23, 2012

Zakir Hussein Gig Last Night

It's going to be very hard to describe this so it may take a few posts. Here are some initial thoughts about Zakir Hussein's Masters of Percussion at the Mondavi Center, a beautiful concert hall here at UCD.

It was maniacal, demonic, hilarious. There were acrobat drummers that span around and upside down backwards, drumming. There was an Uzbeki drummer from Sacramento who was mindblowing and extraordinarily costumed. The clay pot player was a clay pot. A clay pot that was also a maniac.

1 comment:

Bill Benzon said...

Your clay pot (ghatam) drummer wasn't T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram was it? If so, YES. I heard him some years ago with Mickey Hart's Planet Drum, which also had Zakir Hussein. I've never heard a deeper drummer.