Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain is one of the most internationally known tabla players who does collaborations with musicians such as main ensemble Taal, Shakti (his collaboration with guitarist John McLaughlin) and  Planet Drum (his collaboration with drummer Mickey Hart). He has started his own record company, moment records and has recently released a CD of collaborations with the Kodo Taiko Drummers of Japan. 

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