Meet our new ambassador, Zakir Hussain


16 Jul, 2021

We are thrilled that Indian musician, composer, producer and actor Zakir Hussain has given his support to Southampton’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025.

Tabla virtuoso, Hussain returns to Southampton to play a special concert at MAST Mayflower Studios in November having played in the city 20 years ago at Turner Sims with John McLaughlin T.H. Vinayarkram and Hari Prasad Chaurasia,

Hussain said of that night: “It was an amazing experience, so returning to Southampton is a real pleasure for me after all these years.”

“Coming from a great port city like Mumbai makes me especially aware of the particular atmosphere of the constant movement and exchange that is at the heart of port cities like Southampton.”

He added: “This is as much about the sharing and exchange of cultures as it is trade. We as artists want to collaborate and share our work with everyone. And music is the great convening force. Wherever we have come from, whoever we are, wherever we are going, we can all enjoy music.”

Tickets are available now for Zakir Hussain’s concert at MAST Mayflower Studios on Monday 22 November