Legendary crew Shakti returns to celebrate 50th Anniversary with World Tour in 2023
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | November 17, 2022 | News
Shakti Indo-jazz group
Legendary indo-jazz fusion supergroup ‘Shakti’ is all set to sweep the music lovers off their feet in a ‘east-meets-west musical confluence’ when they take centrestage in January 2023 for their ‘50th Anniversary World Tour’. Presented by Hyperlink Brand Solutions and Paytm Insider, the historic concert tours to take place in India and a super start to 2023 in the cities of Bangalore (January 20) Mumbai (January 22) Kolkata (January 24) and New Delhi (January 28) before it travels to Europe and the US over summer and fall.
With Hussain, violinist Shankar, and ghatam player T.H. “Vikku” Vinayakram, McLaughlin founded Shakti. Together they honed an ecstatic new fusion, blazing uncharted pathways and demonstrating the potential of such global composites to generations of musicians around the world.
Now McLaughlin and Hussain are preparing to resume their journey – joined by percussionist V. Selvaganesh (T.H. Vinayakram’s son), vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, and violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan – for an album of new compositions and a world tour marking Shakti’s 50th anniversary.
Speaking about Shakti’s 50th anniversary plans, John McLaughlin, said, “It’s really a thrill. I’m delighted to be part of this marvellous tradition of the Shakti group”
Zakir Hussain, further added, “As far as I’m concerned, it is the pinnacle, the musical nirvana of my musical career.”
The tickets will out soon on Paytm Insider’s official website.
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Shakti an Indo-jazz group, is all set to take the centrestage in India on January 20 2023 in Bangalore followed by Mumbai on 22, Kolkata on 24 and Delhi on 28 for their 50th Anniversary World Tour.