Indian Band Shakti Strikes Grammy Gold with 'This Moment' – Best Global Music Album

In a resounding celebration of Indian musical prowess, the internationally acclaimed band 'Shakti' has secured the coveted Grammy Award for 'Best Global Music Album' with their latest release, 'This Moment.' The album, a culmination of cultural influences and unparalleled talent, was officially recognized on the global stage, reaffirming India's rich musical heritage.

Led by the prolific Shankar Mahadevan, 'Shakti' comprises a stellar lineup of musicians, each contributing their unique expertise to create a harmonious and innovative sound. Ustad Zakir Hussain, a maestro on the tabla, Ganesh Rajagopalan on violin, and V. Selvaganesh on other percussion instruments complete the quartet, showcasing the diversity and depth of Indian musical traditions.

'This Moment,' released on June 30, 2023, features a collection of eight soul-stirring compositions that seamlessly blend traditional and contemporary elements. The album's global appeal is a testament to the band's ability to transcend cultural boundaries and connect with audiences worldwide.

Shankar Mahadevan, not only the voice but also a key figure in the band's composition, expressed his gratitude for the prestigious recognition. "Receiving a Grammy is a dream come true, and it is an honor to represent Indian music on this esteemed platform," he remarked.

Zakir Hussain, renowned for his mastery of the tabla, added, "The collaboration within Shakti is a fusion of diverse musical influences. This award is not just for us but for the rich tapestry of Indian music that we proudly represent."

Ganesh Rajagopalan's virtuosity on the violin and V. Selvaganesh's rhythmic prowess on various percussion instruments contribute to the band's signature sound, solidifying Shakti's place in the global music scene.

'This Moment' stands as a testament to the band's commitment to pushing musical boundaries and creating an immersive experience for listeners. The Grammy win serves as recognition not only for the exceptional talents of these individual musicians but also for the cultural heritage they proudly represent.

As India continues to make its mark on the international music scene, 'Shakti' has emerged as a beacon of excellence, proving that the language of music transcends borders and resonates with audiences across the globe. The Grammy Award for 'Best Global Music Album' is a fitting accolade for a band that continues to redefine the boundaries of musical expression.

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