Friday, April 8, 2011
Fleck, Hussain, & Meyer - Tonight @ UConn
Last year, myself and the good Dr Bendel managed to snag front row seats for Béla Fleck's Africa Project, accompanying American banjo stylings with a diverse group of African musicians on traditional instruments. This year, through some insider trading for student priced tickets, we are back in the front row, with Fleck being joined by cellist Edgar Meyer and Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain. Hussain has been previously featured on the blog as a member of the Diga Rhythm Band and is also known for his collaboration with Diga and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart on Planet Drum and The Global Drum Project, two excellent LPs of percussive world music. Fleck, Hussain, and Meyer have previously worked together on The Melody of Rhythm, a triple concerto of world music, showing the diverse range and influences of each of the three masters. Embedded below is album standout "Bubbles", likely to be played tonight, hopefully with some new outings as well. Tickets are $24-30 for the general public, but only $7 for UConn students (or recent alumni who still resemble their ID). Hope to see you there!