Re: Zakir Hussain
I went to go see Zakir Hussain perform live last night, and I am not understating it when I say it was life-changing. Not sure it's necessarily "changed my life" (yet) but certainly how I perceive music and rhythm. It was the most inspiring and incredible thing I've ever seen, music or otherwise.
He's currently on tour with Shivkumar Sharma, who plays the santoor (sp?) and is just as incredible on his instrument. If they are anywhere near you, (or even not so close) make the drive and buy the ticket. You will regret not going if you don't (although at the same time, I don't you'd have any idea what you're missing).
Had to share..