Ustad Zakir Hussain - The greatest Tabla player in music history


Zakir Hussain - The world class Drum player
India is traditionally a rich country in the music field. India produces many great musicians, composer and singers. In these great musicians Ustad Zakir Hussain is a notable name in the Indian and World music. Ustad Zakir Hussain is an Indian tabla(Drum) player, musical producer, film actor and soundtrack composer. He is born on the 9th Mar of 1951 in Mumbai, India. He belongs to the legendary tabla player Ustad Alla Rakha family. Since the childhood, Zakir Hussain was a genius, and was touring around the world. In the 51st Grammy Awards, Zakir Hussain won the Grammy in the Contemporary World Music Album category for his collaborative album "Global Drum Project".


Fact file of Ustad Zakir Hussain

* Zakir Hussain was born in Mumbai, India.
* Zakir Hussain Father was a legendary tabla player Alla Rakha.
* Zakir Hussain finished High School study in St. Michael's in Mahim
* Zakir Hussain graduated from St Xaviers, Mumbai.
* Zakir Hussain have two younger brothers, Taufiq Qureshi and Fazal Qureshi.
* Zakir Hussain is a founding member of Bill Laswell's 'World Music Supergroup' Tabla Beat Science.

* Zakir Hussain wife name is Antonia Minnecola, who is a Kathak dancer, teacher and his manager.
* Zakir Hussain has two daughters Anisa Qureshi and Isabella Qureshi.
* Achieved the titles of Padma Shri in 1988, and Padma Bhushan in 2002 for his excellent in the music field.
* Achieved the Indo-American Award in 1990.
* In the year of 1991 achieved the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
* In 1992 achieved the first-ever Grammy for Best World Music Album for Planet Drum album.
* In 2005, he was named an Old Dominion Fellow by the Humanities Council at Princeton University.
* In 2007 Zakir Hussain named Best World Music and Best World Beat Drummer respectively in readers’ polls from both Modern Drummer and Drum! magazines.
* In 51st Grammy Awards of 2009, Zakir Hussain won the Grammy in the Contemporary World Music Album category for his collaborative album "Global Drum Project".

The Grammy Award - The Oscar Award of the Music World


The Grammy Award - The Highest rated Music Awards Show
Grammy Award is well known as the highest rated music award shown in all over the world. The Grammy Award is most popular award of the Music World like the Oscar award of Movie and Emmy Awards of the TV in around the globe. The Grammy Award is known by other names like Gramophone Award or Grammy in Music industry. The Grammy Award is a tribute to the exceptional achiever of the music industry in a year by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the America. The Grammy Award function annual ceremony features performances by outstanding artists. It is one of the broadly watched music awards functions of the year by all over the world viewers. The Grammy Award is more than five decade older music award show. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959. The most recent 53rd Grammy Award function was held on February 13, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, America.

Music - The soul of the body


Since the old age Music in one of the oldest forms of the art where sound is used as a medium. Music word is taken from Greek word mousike which means Art of the Muses. In the context of Art music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. In the musical context music can be defined as an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner. In simple term music means the sounds produced by musician with the help of musical instruments. Since the old day’s society and culture are play very critical role in the development of the music. Music creation, performance, significance, and definition are varying according to these two elements.



Types of Music
In this musical world you can easily see the variety of music like -

* Classical Music
It's a compound form of music which requires high musical skills. One has to maintain the complex relationship between its emotional flows. If you wish to learn this music, then you have to go through proper training. This type of music generally found in India.

* Rock Music
This music genre originated in the rock and roll era of 1950s. The vocals are accompanied by guitar, drum and bass. This type of music generally found in Western countries.

* Metal Music
This type of music emerged after the World War II. Here the melody of the song is heavily influenced by the structure of the songs. This form of music is also known as ‘information music’.

* Hip-hop Music
This form of music generally includes the use of instruments such as guitar, violin, fiddle, piano, bass and drums. In these types of music, the bass is the main instrument. This type of music are found in Caribbean, Africa and Latin America.

* Ceremonies Music
It's used in the ceremonies like wedding, engagement etc. These can be classical and modern, according the tastes of people.

* Trance Music
Used in club houses and discotheques. This form of music is characterized by fast tempo and repetitious beats of the percussion.

* Jazz
This is a new type of music. This form of music is featured by strong and complex rhythms. The main musical instruments used for jazz music are cornet, trumpet or violin, that help carry the melody.



* Folk Music
It's one kind of traditional music that is handed down from generations in every culture. This type of music reflects the emotions of common society.

* Techno Music
Popular as fusion music. This became popular towards the middle part of of the 1980s. This is a form of electronic dance music and based on African American music styles like funk, electro and electric jazz.

* Opera Music
This genre has a remarkable combination of theatrical art and musical invention and is specifically played in the theaters. This music was emerged in Italy in the 1600s.



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