Grammys 2024: Shankar Mahadevan On Shakti’s Big Win

Feb 7, 2024

Grammy 2024: Shankar Mahadevan on Shakti's big win - 'We Did It'

Shankar Mahadevan with the Grammy Award. (Courtesy: Shankar Mahadevan)


Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan, elated after his fusion music group Shakti won the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album, said dreams do come true. The group, which also includes founding member, guitarist John McLaughlin Tabla Ustad Zakir Hussain, violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan and percussionist Selvaganesh Vinayakram won awards for the album this moment, “We did it,” said Mahadevan, who was present at the Arena in Los Angeles. “I never thought that the band that I learned my music from and the aesthetics of music from would be the band that I would eventually perform with and win a Grammy.” I will win.” To receive his award, he said in an Instagram post on Tuesday night.

She also shared several photos from the prestigious awards ceremony celebrating the best of global music. The 56-year-old musician wrote, “This is the moment I can easily say dreams come true. Shakti was a dream come true! Thank you Almighty for making this happen! This is truly 'this moment'.” “

this momentShakti's first studio album in over 45 years, released in June 2023 to critical acclaim. In his acceptance speech at the Grammys, Mahadevan dedicated the win to his wife Sangeeta. He took the stage with Rajagopalan and Selvaganesh. McLaughlin did not attend the ceremony, while Hussain was backstage.

Mahadevan said in the speech, “We miss you John G. Zakir Hussain, he got another Grammy today. Thank you boys, God, family, friends and India. We are proud of you, India.”

At the annual awards ceremony, veteran tabla player Hussain was India's big winner with three Grammys. He won two other awards for Best Global Music Performance pashto and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album as we speak,

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