India achieved notable success at the 66th Grammys, with the fusion band Shakti, featuring Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, John McLaughlin, V. Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan, securing the award for Best Global Music Album. The Grammy-winning ensemble graciously acknowledged the honour, expressing gratitude to India in a video that has since gone viral on social media.
Shakti's victory is attributed to their latest release, 'This Moment,' a significant milestone as the group's first new album in over 45 years. The album showcases eight new compositions by the exceptionally talented line-up, including John McLaughlin on guitar and guitar synth, Zakir Hussain on tabla, Shankar Mahadevan as vocalist, V Selvaganesh as percussionist, and Ganesh Rajagopalan as violinist.
Shankar Mahadevan, along with team members Zakir Hussain and others, was present at the Grammys to accept the award, further emphasizing India's prominence in the global music scene. This recognition not only celebrates the individual brilliance of the artists but also underscores the collective achievement of Indian talent on an international platform.
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Wed Feb 07 2024