The charity fundraiser is hosted by Rahul Bose and his NGO – The Foundation. Zakir Hussain was seen rehearsing and played not just the tabla but also the piano and even sang with the choir which is never seen before. The rehearsals were at The Trident, Nariman Point today from 10 am to 12pm .
This year’s fundraiser (tomorrow March 1) is not going to be an auction of world champions’ sporting memorabilia as has been the norm for last two years. It’s going to be an evening of musical genius introducing a partnership that has not ever been seen before in the history of modern India. The world’s greatest tabla player and a legendary percussionist will be playing with one of the world’s finest choirs for the first time ever – Ustad Zakir Hussain will play live with the Shillong Chamber Choir on Friday, March 1, as part of The Foundation’s ‘EQUATION 2013 – A Fundraiser for Equality’.
The hour-long recital will feature opera, Bollywood favourites, a tabla-piano jugalbandi and a solo by the Ustad on three percussion instruments. In the presence of one of the most envied choirs in the world of music, the Ustad is even going to sing. Led by their Director, Neil Nongkynrih, the Choir will perform three new compositions for the first time.