Remember Shakti live

Thursday 21 November 2013Past concert

Remember Shakti


Belvedere Road SE1 8XX London, UK

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A concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of friendship and music between John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain.

The band includes John McLaughlin (guitar), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Shankar Mahadavan (vocals), U Shrinivas (mandolin) and V Selvaganesh (kanjira, ghatam, mridangam).

Remember Shakti is a quintet which combines elements of traditional Indian music with elements of jazz. The band consists of English guitarist John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, U. Srinivas, Shankar Mahadevan, and V. Selvaganesh, who are all of Indian descent. The band's name is derived from John Mclaughlin's acoustic Indian fusion band Shakti which was active in the 1970s. This band consisted of John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, L. Shankar, T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram, and R. Raghavan. The word Shakti translates in Sanskrit to "power" or "goddess of power".

GENRE: Jazz fusion, World music, Carnatic music, Jazz