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Max ZT is a Percussion artist. Max ZT was six years old when he heard the hammered dulcimer at an American folk festival near Chicago. Twenty-one years later he is one of the youngest musicians playing this string instrument. Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer" by NPR, and a "Force of nature" by NY Music Daily, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from classical Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to Mumbai, India, where he received a grant to study under the great santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.