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As We Speak: Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer ft. Rakesh Chaurasia

Presented by Washington Performing Arts at Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda MD

Apr 23, 2023

As We Speak: Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer ft. Rakesh Chaurasia

“The world of music seems to have fewer and fewer borders these days. Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain are three players who regularly cross the frontier.”

If music is a universal language, then rhythm is arguably its vocabulary. This principle is on breathtaking display in The Melody of Rhythm, the 2009 genre-crossing album by Indian tabla legend and inveterate musical explorer Zakir Hussain, bluegrass-jazz-and-beyond banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, and classical-meets-folk double-bass wizard Edgar Meyer. As in their unforgettable 2018 Washington Performing Arts appearance, joined then as now by the dazzling Indian bansuri (bamboo flute)

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Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852


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Parking in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage is $5.20 during the week and free on weekends. Strathmore is also accessible via Metro's Red Line, Grosvenor-Strathmore station.

Limited short-term parking also is available at specially marked meters along Tuckerman Lane, which do not require payment after 7pm.


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