Wednesday, December 7, 2016

No Tatonka: Zakir Hussain and Mickey Hart with "Dances with Wood"

Zakir Hussain and Mickey Hart bring us today's random tune, a percussion tune entitled Dances with Wood. Zakir Hussain is an Indian tabla player, producer, actor and composer who has won many awards in both India and the US. Mickey Hart is an American percussionist who was one of two drummers for the Grateful Dead, and who has been very influential on the global music stage as an archivist, recording global musical traditions on the edge of extinction. Hart recorded an album called Planet Drum in 1991 on which Hussain was a featured performer. In 2007, both drummers along with Nigerian percussionist Sikiru Adepoju and Puerto Rican percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo released Global Drum Project to great acclaim and backed it up with a successful world tour. You can find Dances with Wood on the Global Drum Project (2007).