Rio Theatre1205 Soquel AveSanta Cruz, CA 95062
Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma conjure up a magical sound whenever they perform. The duo has been teaming up for concerts since recording their debut CD Rhythm of Love in 2010. Hussain’s expressive tabla drumming matched with Sharma’s virtuosic command of the santoor (A Kashmiri instrument similar to the hammer dulcimer) makes for a stunning combination of improvisational talent. Even though the santoor and tabla are normally associated with classical Indian music, Rahul and Zakir are renowned for pioneering the use of their respective instruments in contemporary formats.