India Celebrates as Shakti Wins Best Global Music Album at Grammys

Published February 5, 2024

Los Angeles: A wave of pride swept through India as the fusion band Shakti, featuring celebrated musicians Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain, secured a Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album with their outstanding work on 'This Moment'.

A Triumph for Indian Talent

Amidst stiff competition at the prestigious Grammy Awards, Shakti emerged victoriously, earning accolades and bringing the spotlight onto Indian musical genius on the global stage. They triumphed over a notable list of fellow nominees, including Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido to win the sought-after trophy.

Music that Crosses Boundaries

'This Moment,' the album that garnered international acclaim, showcases a blend of eight unique tracks. The ensemble cast, led by guitar and guitar synth maestro John McLaughlin, tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, vocal powerhouse Shankar Mahadevan, percussion prodigy V Selvaganesh, and violin virtuoso Ganesh Rajagopalan, has indeed created a masterpiece that resonates with audiences worldwide.

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted in 2024 at Los Angeles, became a memorable event for India as its sons of music raised the bar for global music.

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