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Zakir Hussain wins Grammy Award for “Global Drum Project”

While A R Rahman won BAFTA award in London, Indian tabla maestro Zakir Hussain won Grammy award in Los Angeles.

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain won the prestigious Grammy for his collaborative album Global Drum Project in the Contemporary World Music Album.

This marks 2nd Grammy for Hussain. His first, in 1992, was also the first-ever Grammy in the World Music category.


The tabla maestro had worked with Mickey Hart of the rock band Grateful Dead, Nigerian percussionist Sikiru Adepoju and Puerto Rican jazz percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo for Planet Drum.

“Global Drum Project” is the second collaboration between Mickey Hart and Hussain after their compilation “Planet Drum” which was released in 1991 and went on to win the first-ever Grammy Award in the World Music category.

[image via -planetdrummusic.com]

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