Shakti
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Shakti

Shakti Biography (Wikipedia)

Shakti were a fusion band formed by English guitarist John McLaughlin, Indian violin player L. Shankar, percussionists Zakir Hussain (on tabla), Ramnad Raghavan (on the Mridangam), and T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram (on Ghatam) in 1974. The band played acoustic fusion music which combined Indian music with elements of jazz.

In addition to fusing Euro-American and Indian music, Shakti also represented a fusion of the Hindustani and Carnatic music traditions, since Hussain is from the north region of India while the other Indian members are from the South.

The group came together in 1974, after the dissolution of the first incarnation of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and toured fairly extensively during the period 1975-1977; it made only sporadic appearances (with personnel changes) thereafter.

After 1977 the albums which L. Shankar recorded with Z. Hussain and T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram stayed close to the music made popular by Shakti. Some twenty years later McLaughlin and Hussain put together another band with the same concept, called Remember Shakti, including V. Selvaganesh (son of T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram ), mandolin player U. Shrinivas and eventually Shankar Mahadevan.

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Bridge Of Sighs
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Kriti
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Mind Ecology
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Mind Ecology
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Two Sisiters (Radio 1 Session, 9 May 1977)
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Two Sisiters (Radio 1 Session, 9 May 1977)
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Kriti (Radio 1 Session, 9 May 1977)
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Kriti (Radio 1 Session, 9 May 1977)
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La danse du bonheur
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Danse Do Bonheure (Radio 1 Session, 9 May 1977)
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Danse Do Bonheure (Radio 1 Session, 9 May 1977)
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India - Golders Green Hippodrome 1977
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India - Golders Green Hippodrome 1977
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La Danse Du Bonheur - Golders Green Hippodrome 1977
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La Danse Du Bonheur - Golders Green Hippodrome 1977
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What Need Of Life.... - Golders Green Hippodrome 1977
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What Need Of Life.... - Golders Green Hippodrome 1977
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Happiness Is Being Together
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Happiness Is Being Together
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Thang Bhangra
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Lotus Feet
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Lotus Feet
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Bridge Of Sighs
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