The Boston Globe: John McLaughlin and Shakti celebrate 50 years of a cross-cultural fusion

Bill Beuttler writes: “To hear them tell it, the cofounders of Shakti — guitar great John McLaughlin, 81, and tabla master Zakir Hussain, 72 — are ecstatic whenever the group reunites for a concert. So expect the group’s current incarnation — now including Bollywood superstar Shankar Mahadevan on vocals, Ganesh Rajagopalan on violin, and Selvaganesh Vinayakram (son of original Shakti member Vikku Vinayakram) on kanjira, mridangam, and ghatam — to be in a good mood Thursday when they perform at the Boch Center Wang Theatre to open their US tour celebrating both their new album, “This Moment,” and a half-century of McLaughlin and Hussain performing together as Shakti.”

Read the full article in The Boston Globe.