February 29, 2024


Team Shakti made India proud at the Grammys this year. Fusion band Shakti, featuring vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, percussionist V Selvaganesh, and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan bagged a Grammy award. Yes, Shakti won the Grammy for Best Global Music Album for the band’s This Moment which was released in June last year.

Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain band Shakti wins big at Grammy 2024

Taking to X, Grammys shared the post and wrote, “Congrats Best Global Music Album winner – ‘This Moment’ Shakti. #GRAMMYs.”

In his acceptance speech, Shankar Mahadevan said, “Thank you boys. Thank you, God, family, friends and India. India, we are proud of you…Last but not least, I would like to dedicate this award to my wife whom every note of my music is dedicated to.”

On the other hand, Zakir Hussain once again made India proud by winning “Best Global Music Performance” Grammy for “Pashto” with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, featuring the flute virtuoso Rakesh Chaurasia. The 66th Annual Grammy Awards for 2024 took place in Los Angeles.

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