It’s a jam band with a touch of the highlands when Indian ragas meet Scottish strathspeys for The Pulse of the World, an evening of irresistible rhythms with Zakir Hussain—the reigning tabla master who has played with everyone from George Harrison to the Grateful Dead—laying down beats for Scottish fiddlers Charlie McKerron (of Capercaillie fame) and Patsy Reid (formerly of the fiery band Breabach), and Ganesh Rajagopalan, a master violinist of the classical Indian Carnatic style. The Pulse of the World is a freewheeling, pulse-quickening, constantly surprising fusion of Indian and Celtic sounds.
Zakir Hussain, Tabla
Rakesh Chaurasia, Bamboo Flute
Fraser Fifield, Flute and Pipes
Jean-Michel Veillon, Flute
Ganesh Rajagopalan, Violin
Charlie McKerron, Fiddle
Patsy Reid, Fiddle
Tony Byrne, Guitar
John Joe Kelly, Bodhran
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