The renowned fusion band Shakti, featuring musical legends John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan, has clinched the prestigious award for Best Global Music Album at the Grammy Awards. The ceremony, held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, witnessed Shakti’s triumphant return to the spotlight.
The band’s latest release, ‘This Moment,’ has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, marking a significant milestone as Shakti’s first new album in over 45 years. Comprising eight captivating compositions, the album showcases the remarkable talent and synergy of its members, each contributing their unique flair to the ensemble.
Despite facing formidable competition from renowned artists such as Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido, Shakti emerged victorious at the Grammys, securing the award for Best Global Music Album. This accolade underscores Shakti’s enduring influence and global acclaim, reaffirming their position as pioneers in the realm of musical fusion.
Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain, and the rest of the Shakti ensemble have once again demonstrated their exceptional artistry and innovation, captivating audiences worldwide with their spellbinding compositions and electrifying performances. As they continue to push the boundaries of musical expression, Shakti’s win at the Grammys serves as a testament to their unparalleled talent and enduring legacy in the world of music.