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March 14, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Zakir Hussain mines the rhythmic riches of India | Concert preview

(Photo by Jim McGuire)

(Photo by Jim McGuire)

By Andrew Gilbert / Special to The Seattle Times

As the scion of India’s greatest percussion dynasty, tabla master Zakir Hussain could assemble a stellar cast for his Masters of Percussion production drawing only from a tight-knit roster of family and friends.

But he’s made a point of scouring the subcontinent for obscure traditions, turning the biennial tour he brings to Moore Theatre on Thursday into a showcase for India’s multiethnic rhythmic riches.

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