"Percussion is one aspect of musical culture that needs to be highlighted," insists Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain, on the phone from his Peoria, Illinois, hotel room only minutes after arriving there from a sold-out stop on his current Masters of Percussion tour, an electrifying company of Indian percussionists that will arrive at the North Miami Beach Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 27. Though it's late and Hussain is weary from the evening's three-hour-plus show, he still has more than enough energy to expound on what he sees as the world's necessary awakening to the wonders of percussion and his role in... More >>>