Formed in 1973 by guitarist John McLaughlin and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain , SHAKTI pioneered a groundbreaking East meets West collaboration and played a pivotal role in establishing Fusion music. The violinist L.Shankar and ghatam player T.H. Vikku Vinayakram were part of the original band which toured several years in its original formation around the world to highly acclaimed praise. For profe... »
John McLaughlin – trailblazing guitarist, composer, Shankar Mahadevan- India’s foremost music composer, singer and tabla maestro- Zakir Hussain to release groundbreaking album IS THAT SO?
Six years in the making, the album brings together the three visionary musicians in a musical landscape, never explored before. Six years in the making, Is that So? is one of John McLaughlin’s deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain... »
The performance by The Trilok Gurtu Band was in connection with the January “Celtic Connections” festival in Glasgow, featuring many varieties of Celtic and non-Celtic musical genres. The Trilok Gurtu Band, consisting of its leader on various forms of percussion instruments, bass, guitar, keyboards, saxophones as well as violin played a set consisting of indo-jazz fusion from the beginning of the ... »
He is in Mumbai, India, directing film music with partners Loy and Ehsaan, travelling the world with seminal world fusion ensemble, Shakti, appearing in the latest releases from John McLaughlin (Industrial Zen) and V.Selvaganesh(Soukha) And if that is not enough he is also performing all over India with his own band entertaining thousands of fans. We are talking about Indian vocalist Shankar Mahad... »