Shakti vocalist Shankar Mahadevan speaks to Eastern Eye before the epic London concerts on June 27-28 at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

The Magic of Shankar Mahadevan

By: Asjad Nazir

The most versatile singer in India discusses his music, his time with Shakti, inspirations, powerful voice, the secret to a great live performance and London shows.
It is no surprise that Shankar Mahadevan is satisfied with his magnificent journey, and is determined to do a lot more.

The master musician and versatile singer has a brilliant body of work, which has encompassed all the major genres, including classical, fusion, folk and big commercial film songs, in various languages. One of his biggest passion projects has been joining legendary band Shakti and delivering work that has helped redefine fusion music.

He will be performing with Shakti in two London shows as part of their world tour. He will take to the stage with fellow band members John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Selvaganesh Vinayakram, and Ganesh Rajagopalan to present their finest work from across the decades.

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