India’s musical prowess resonated triumphantly at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, with the dynamic duo of Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain clinching the prestigious accolade for ‘Best Global Music Album.’ Their collaborative fusion band, ‘Shakti,’ orchestrated a mesmerizing sonic journey in their latest masterpiece, ‘This Moment.’
The Grammys, amplifying the celebratory moment, shared a captivating snapshot on their official X platform, showcasing Mahadevan and fellow bandmate Ganesh Rajagopalan basking in the glory of their well-deserved victory on the grand stage. The accompanying post by the Grammys exuberantly declared, “Congrats Best Global Music Album winner – ‘This Moment’ Shakti. #GRAMMYs.”
‘This Moment’ unfolds as a musical tapestry woven with eight soul-stirring compositions, a testament to the collaborative genius of John McLaughlin (guitar synth), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Shankar Mahadevan (vocalist), V Selvaganesh (percussionist), and Ganesh Rajagopalan (violinist). The album stood out amidst stiff competition, contending with acclaimed artists such as Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido.
The Grammy triumph not only solidifies the global impact of Indian musicians but also underscores the profound influence of diverse musical traditions converging seamlessly. As ‘Shakti’ basks in the glory of their Grammy win, India takes pride in this extraordinary musical feat that transcends borders and resonates with the universal language of music.