Curious Conversations, Inspired by the Indian Music at the Fox | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre

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1:00 pm

Curious Conversations, Inspired by the Indian Music at the Fox

India has an astoundingly deep and rich tradition of classical and popular music, and a number of different performance groups from the subcontinent have played at the Fox Theatre through the years.  With the legendary tabla player Zakir Hussain gracing the Fox stage in November, now is the perfect time to learn more about the vital tradition he represents, and the global impact it has had– especially via Hussain, himself.  Join us at the Fox or on Zoom for a fascinating conversation with someone profoundly versed in both the classical music tradition of India and its larger global context, including how it has flowed in Southern Arizona.  Please register above.


Matthew Nelson playing Tabla at a temple in India

Matt Moon Nelson has studied a variety of drumming traditions with master musicians, including tabla with Pandit Sharda Sahai of the Benares gharana. He is an ethnomusicologist and host of Global Rhythm Radio on KXCI-FM, as well as the Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association.  As a long-time educator, photojournalist, writer, and editor, he combines potent communication skills with significant connections to the musical traditions in which he has immersed himself. With tabla master and musical innovator Zakir Hussain appearing soon on the Fox stage, what better way to set yourself up for a deeper appreciation of his music and the traditions around it?