Dildar Hussain

Dildar Hussain(born 1957) is a percussionist. He worked and toured with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Teacher: Utd. Alla Rakha
Dildar Hussain was the percussionist of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's Qawwali party until Nusrat's death in 1997. Dildar Hussain learned tabla from Ustad Allah Rakha Khan. His first performance was in India in 1969 before he joined Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's Qawwali party in 1971. Along with Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan, Nusrat's brother, Dildar had been a member of the party since its formation. With incredible skill as a tabla master, Ustad Dildar now carries the tradition on with his son's. His eldest leading the party Abrar and his youngest Israr sitting in the seat, like his father as tabla player. Now Dildar is a amazing composer, singer and harmonium player. Dildar teaches and performs internationally with his students Yasar Hussain in Denmark and Aminah Chishti in the US. Ustad Dildar does not play the traditional tabla that can be seen in Hindustani classical music but instead plays a combination of "jori" as the treble, and "dhamma" as the bass to create a deeper, warmer sound than the modern tabla set creates. This unique style is known to be over 1000 year old created by the great Amir Khusro. Rare to see even in pakistan. Created with the intention to carry sound acoustically. Ustad has also toured and can sometimes be seen accompanying Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.