The Mercury News: Groundbreaking band Shakti returns to Bay Area with new lineup

Andrew Gilbert writes: “If the cheers for vocalist Shankar Mahadevan sound particularly enthusiastic when SFJAZZ presents the pioneering Indo-jazz ensemble Shakti Saturday at Davies Symphony Hall, it’s probably because his life’s path could have easily led him to a seat in the audience.

While he was born and raised in Mumbai and has never lived in California, Mahadevan has an extensive network of friends and former colleagues who’ve been drawn to the Bay Area, Shatki fans intending to catch the show, he said.”

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