'As We Speak' performed live on stage

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia

As We Speak

“Borders blur when Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer make music magic” — San Diego Union Tribune

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer are virtuoso musicians and collaborators from three entirely different musical realms — bluegrass for Fleck, Indian classical music for Hussain, and Western classical music for Meyer. Sharing a gift for improvisation, they reach across musical genres as casually as neighbors might chat over a backyard fence.

Their latest collaboration, As We Speak showcases the group’s breathtaking versatility as instrumentalists — gliding easily between the cerebral complexity of Indian rhythm, the gut-level groove of a funky bass line, and the rigors of raga. Rakesh Chaurasia, a young master of the bansuri, an Indian bamboo flute, joins the group, adding to the magic.

Funds provided by the Royce Center Circle Endowment.

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