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Event Archive - Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer

Sat. October 24th 2009 The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (All Ages)
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Saturday, October 24 at 8:00 pm

Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by the Chan Centre.

Béla Fleck, Banjo | Zakir Hussain, Tabla | Edgar Meyer, Bass

We are excited to host a world music fusion feast this fall as celebrated banjo player Béla Fleck, legendary tabla player Zakir Hussain and renowned double bass player Edgar Meyer grace the Chan Centre stage with an unforgettable musical collaboration.

This unique concert debuted at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall this spring to critical acclaim. Their hot-off the-press new album The Melody of Rhythm, highlights music they performed on tour including the innovative Triple Concerto for Banjo, Tabla and Double Bass with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Widely recognized as the world's premier banjoist, Béla Fleck pushes the musical boundaries of the instrument, taking its sound to groundbreaking and innovative new places. Labeled by critics as one of the most creative composers and arrangers in contemporary music, Fleck's sophisticated body of work is inspired by a remarkably diverse set of influences including New Age, classical, funk, and jazz.

Performing alongside Fleck are international tabla phenomenon Zakir Hussain and masterful bassist Edgar Meyer. Appreciated both in the field of percussion and the music world at large, Hussain is a favourite accompanist for many of India's greatest classical musicians and dancers. With more than 160 concert dates per year around the globe, Hussain's technique is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity.

Edgar Meyer has been hailed by the New Yorker as "...the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively nchronicled history of his instrument." A prominent contemporary bassist whose styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz, Meyer is also an acclaimed composer and arranger whose vibrant performances have delighted varied audiences.

There will be a free film screening of Throw Down Your Heart, a documentary featuring Béla Fleck, on Monday, Oct. 19th at 7:00pm. For more information click here.


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