Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand! – Steve Wonder

The evening of 16th August in central Stockholm, was an unusual one – rather phenomenal! Throngs flooded the Gustav Adolfs Torg!

With beer glasses on one hand, mobiles lifted up on the other, eyes full of absolute adoration and heads swaying to the rhythm in unison – the sight was simply breathtaking!

On stage was the Mastro!

The legend!

The world star of percussion – ZAKIR HUSSAIN!

His fingers weaved pure magic – a magic that wafted through Stockholm! A magic that transcended human differences! It was magic that strummed the strings of the heart!

Accompanying him were world-class percussionists – Sabir Khan (Sarangi), Anantha Krishnan (Mridangam) and Navin Sharma (Dhola)!

Together they transformed the streets of Stockholm into a concert hall! After an hour of enthralling melodies, the legend took a bow and just when he had almost left the stage, the audience roared ‘ONCE MORE!’ ‘ENCORE!’

The uproar brought the legend to a halt!

With a very courteous smile, he returned!

And at the audience request performed the much loved, ‘Padharo mhare desh ‘!

Zakir and his team left Stockholm star-struck!

“Music is the harmonious voice of creation: an echo of the invisible world, one note of the divine concord that the entire universe is destined one day to sound.”
Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872)

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