Zakir Hussain and his father Ustad Allah Rakha

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The video featured here is taken from the famous Grammy Award winning, Best World Music Album 1999, "The Speaking Hand" is all about a stage show where India’s two world famous Tabla players – Zakir Hussain and Ustad Allah Rakha participate.

Ustad Allah Rakha was a very popular Tabla (an Indian percussion instrument) player. The Ustad popularized the art of Tabla world widely and thus elevated the status of the instrument.

Zakir Hussain is a classical tabla artist of India and a film producer. Son of Ustad Alla Rakha, Zakir has created his own space in the world of Hindustani music by this marvellous rendition of Tabla.

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