The Georgia Straight presents Crosscurrents

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      On October 28, 8 pm, Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland take the stage in Crosscurrents  at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Road, UBC).

      Crosscurrents will see tabla master Hussain join forces with jazz bandleader Holland (alongside a quintet featuring saxophonist Chris Potter and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan) in an exploration of the intersections between jazz and Indian music.

      Bassist, composer, and bandleader Dave Holland is in his fifth decade as a performer.

      In a press release, Chan Centre comanaging director Joyce Hinton says that "these two are such brilliant and inspiring artists in their own right, having the opportunity to host a ‘meeting of the minds’ between them is really an honour. There is a lot of shared ground between jazz and the music of India, which lays the groundwork for exciting musical experimentation.”

      Crosscurrents will also feature performances by keyboardist Louiz Banks, guitarist Sanjay Divecha, and drummer Gino Banks.

      As part of the Chan Centre Connects event series, music fans can also take advantage of a screening of Katyar Kaljat Ghunsali (Oct 19, 7 p.m., at the Cinematheque) and a pre-show talk with UBC School of Music faculty member Fred Stride (Oct 28, 7:15 pm., at the Royal Bank Cinema).

      Tickets for Crosscurrents start at $46 and are available online or by calling 604-822-2697.