Nashville Scene: Cutting-Edge Fusion Ensemble Shakti’s Reunion Tour Caps a Monumental Year (S. Mahadevan Interview)

Ron Wynn writes: “The term “fusion,” while accurate to a degree, only scratches the surface of the musical magic made by Shakti. This remarkable group united some five decades ago, and currently features two original members — master guitarist and guitar synthesist John McLaughlin and great tabla player Zakir Hussain — along with vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan and percussionist Selvaganesh “V. Selvaganesh” Vinayakram, whose legendary percussionist father T.H. “Vikku” Vinayakram was in the original incarnation of the group.”

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