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Zakir Hussain & Shankar Mahadevan Make India Proud with A Prestigious Win at the Grammy Awards 2024!

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The Grammy Awards 2024 ceremony, held at Crypto dot com in Los Angeles on February 4, witnessed the triumph of Indian musical legends Zakir Hussain and Shankar Mahadevan. The duo won the highly coveted Best Global Music Album award for their band Shakti’s album, “This Moment.” This remarkable achievement has filled the hearts of Indians with joy and pride.

Grammy Awards 2024 -The Stellar Moment!

The Recording Academy shared an exhilarating moment on their Twitter page by posting a picture of Shankar Mahadevan, the talented music composer-singer, receiving the award on stage. Accompanying Shankar was Ganesh Rajagopalan, one of the band members. In his heartfelt acceptance speech, Shankar expressed gratitude to God, his bandmates, family, and friends. He also dedicated the award to his wife, acknowledging her unwavering support. Shankar concluded his speech by saying, “India, we are proud of you.”

Celebrations on Social Media

The Shakti band, on their Instagram page, shared jubilant pictures of Zakir Hussain, Shankar Mahadevan, and their fellow musicians posing with the Grammy Award. The sense of triumph and happiness was evident on their faces as they struck cool poses for the camera. This win has been celebrated not only by the artists themselves but also by fans and well-wishers all across social media platforms.

The Visionary Album: “This Moment”

Released on June 23, 2023, “This Moment” is the third album from the world fusion band, Shakti. The album marks a significant milestone as it was released under the band’s name after a gap of 46 years. The collaborative effort of guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin, percussionists Zakir Hussain and Selvaganesh Vinayakram, singer Shankar Mahadevan, and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan has resulted in a mesmerizing compilation of eight tracks. The album takes listeners on a musical journey with tracks such as “Shrini’s Dream,” “Bending the Rules,” “Karuna,” “Mohanam,” “Las Palmas,” “Giriraj Sudha,” “Sono Mama,” and “Changay Naino.”

Overwhelming Support and Congratulations

As soon as the news broke about Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain’s Grammy win, social media platforms were flooded with congratulatory messages for the talented duo. One such message came from actor Prasanna, who eagerly expressed his desire to witness a celebratory concert featuring the triumphant artists. Netizens were quick to share their joy and pride, with one user on X exclaiming, “Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain win Best Global Music Album Award. It’s a proud day for India! As musicians, Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain’s fusion band Shakti clinched the award for Best Global Music Album for their latest release ‘This Moment.'”

In conclusion, Zakir Hussain and Shankar Mahadevan’s win at the Grammy Awards 2024 is a testament to the rich musical heritage India possesses. Their exceptional talent, dedication, and remarkable collaboration have not only brought glory to themselves but also showcased the incredible diversity and creativity of Indian music on a global stage. As these extraordinary musicians continue to display their prowess, the legacy of Indian music shines brighter than ever before.

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