Touring together since the early 1980s, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain’s performances are some of the most highly anticipated musical events in India and beyond. Each a living legend, their collaboration stems from a longtime personal friendship and mutual admiration. Sharma is considered India’s greatest living santoor (hundred-stringed Kashmiri folk instrument) player. He has garnered prestigious awards and is a dedicated teacher. Zakir Hussain is one of India’s most renowned cultural ambassadors and a chief architect of the world music movement by way of his historic collaborations, which include The Diga Rhythm Band, Masters of Percussion, George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Béla Fleck, Billy Cobham, Rennie Harris, and his compositions for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.