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Grammy Awards 2024: Shakti, featuring John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan and others, wins Best Global Music album for 'This Moment'

The band, which is a unique blend of Indian classical music and jazz improvisation with vocal embelishments, warded off competition from artists such as Bokante, Susana Baca, Davido and Burna Bay. This Moment, features eight songs in all

Our Web Desk Published 05.02.24, 09:44 AM
The members of Shakti

The members of Shakti File picture

Shakti, the fusion band comprising of guitarist John McLaughlin, Ustad Zakir Hussain, vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, percussionist V Selvaganesh and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan clinched the Grammy award in the Best Global Music Album category for "This Moment" at the 66th Grammy Awards 2024 held in Los Angeles, United States, on Sunday

The band, which is a unique blend of Indian classical music and jazz improvisation with vocal embelishments, warded off competition from artists such as Bokante, Susana Baca, Davido and Burna Bay. The album, This Moment, features eight songs in all.

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“This Moment, the new ‘studio’ album is a true labor of love. The music on this recording represents a quantum leap in the musical evolution of Shakti. It represents 50 years of working and playing together beginning in 1973.

"The numerous concerts we have played, the number of times we have been together working on our musical development, have brought us to the point where it has all been brought together here and now in the 21st Century," McLaughlin said in a statement.

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