India Shines: Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain Win Grammy for Best Global Music Album
| IOP Desk - 05 Feb 2024

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Los Angeles, Feb 5, 2024: In a momentous achievement for Indian music on the global stage, eminent musicians Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain, along with their fusion band Shakti, secured the coveted Grammy award. The accolade was bestowed upon them in the highly esteemed Best Global Music Album category for their latest masterpiece, "This Moment."

Released in June of last year, "This Moment" comprises eight captivating compositions by musical virtuosos including John McLaughlin, Zakir Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan.

Furthermore, Zakir Hussain's exceptional talent was recognized with an additional Grammy award in the Best Global Music Performance category for his contribution to "Pashto," a collaborative effort alongside Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia.

Adding to the glory, veteran Indian classical flute artist Rakesh Chaurasia clinched dual Grammy awards for his collaborative endeavor, "As We Speak," excelling in both the Best Contemporary Instrumental and Best Global Music Performance categories.

These remarkable triumphs mark a significant milestone in India's musical legacy on the international stage.

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards 2024 are currently underway at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, serving as a testament to the global recognition of diverse musical talents.


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