Zakir Hussain and his father Ustad Allah Rakha
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.