A freewheeling interview with Zakir Hussain, widely hailed as one of the greatest percussionists of our time. Zakir Hussain is the son of Alla Rakha, the charismatic tabla player who helped Ravi Shankar capture a Western Audience (hint: you’ve seen him if checked out the Woodstock movie.) By the time Zakir was 11 he was touring […]
A beautiful traditional Carnatic performance from Rajeswari Satish (vocal);Radhika Mani (violin) and Bala Skandan (mridangam). This 9-10 am performance was recorded and broadcast from the 24 Hour/24 Set Ragas Live Festival 2018 at Pioneer Works.
While out in Bombay, we visit the author Namita Devidayal, whose compelling new biography, The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan shines new light on the maestro’s genius. Namita, author of The Music Room, speaks about this poetic new work and reflects on both dark and light sides of her subject. This episode will air on WKCR 89.9 […]