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Grammy 2024: India Shines As Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain’s Shakti Band Bags Global Music Album

The album showcases the collective brilliance of the ensemble through eight new compositions.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Feb 5, 2024 11:15 IST
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India Shines As Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain's Shakti Band Bags Global Music Album
India Shines As Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain's Shakti Band Bags Global Music Album

Grammys Glory for Shakti’s ‘This Moment’

Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain, and their fusion band, Shakti, emerged victorious at the Grammy Awards held at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5 (IST). The acclaimed ensemble secured the title of Best Global Music Album for their latest release, ‘This Moment.’

Reassembled Shakti Strikes Gold

Shakti, the reassembled international fusion group featuring John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan, celebrated a historic win. Their album, ‘This Moment,’ not only clinched the Grammy but also stands out as the band’s first new release in over 45 years. The album showcases the collective brilliance of the ensemble through eight new compositions.

Grammy 2024 – Milestone Achievement for ‘This Moment’

The Grammy triumph for ‘This Moment’ is a milestone achievement, reaffirming Shakti’s enduring musical legacy. The lineup’s diverse talents, including McLaughlin’s guitar prowess, Hussain’s tabla expertise, Mahadevan’s soulful vocals, Selvaganesh’s percussion mastery, and Rajagopalan’s violin artistry, converge to create an extraordinary musical experience.

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Shakti’s Return: A Resounding Success

Shakti’s return to the forefront of global music with ‘This Moment’ has garnered not only critical acclaim but also the recognition of the prestigious Grammy Awards. The band’s fusion of musical traditions and genres has once again captivated audiences worldwide, solidifying their place in the pantheon of musical greatness.

Grammy 2024 – Facing Stiff Competition at the Grammys

Facing stiff competition at the Grammys from artists like Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido, Shakti emerged victorious, securing the Grammy for Best Global Music Album. This triumph underscores their enduring influence and global acclaim for their distinctive musical fusion.

When and Where to Watch Grammys

A Pre-show Premiere Ceremony

A pre-show premiere ceremony preceded the main event, hosted by Justin Tranter, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 4. The pre-show saw the majority of the Grammy Awards being handed out and can be viewed live on live.Grammy.com.

Grammy 2024 – Streaming Options

The award show will also be available for live-streaming and on-demand viewing on Paramount+. Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers can stream the event live, while Paramount+ Essential subscribers can access on-demand content the day after the event, available only to the US audience.

First published on: Feb 05, 2024 10:27 AM IST

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