Tabla master Zakir Hussain says jazz is about freedom

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Zakir Hussain, a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order

Rehearsals took place at the General Assembly Hall  on Sunday for the first International Jazz Day to be celebrated on 30 April 2012.

The hall was abuzz with jazz. Stevie Wonder, Sheila E, Jimmy Heath, Angelique Kidjo, were among the musicians doing sound checks and what not.

Also in the hall was Zakir Hussain, a classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order and a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement.

His exciting performances and masterful improvisational dexterity have established him as a national treasure in his native India, and gained him worldwide fame.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez caught up with Hussain at the rehearsals.

Duration: 2'51"

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