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  • Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned sitar player Niladri Kumar performing at Krannert Center

    Photo of Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar, both dressed in white robes, sitting onstage. Hussain is playing the tabla and Kumar is holding a sitar.

    Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and sitar player Niladri Kumar will perform together Nov. 16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts during their first tour as a duo. Hussain is considered an architect of the world music genre, and Kumar is a fifth-generation sitar player who created a five-string electric sitar.

    Photo by Susana Millman


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  • Editor’s notes: More information on the performance by Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar is available online. For more information about Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, contact Sean Kutzko at