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Shakti was a group which played a novel acoustic fusion music which combined Indian music with elements of jazz. Members were the English guitar player John McLaughlin, the Indian violin player Shankar, Zakir Hussain (on tabla), and R. Raghavan (on the Mridangam) and T.H. Vinayakram (on Ghatam).

In addition to fusing Western and Indian music, Shakti also represented a fusion of the Hindustani and Carnatic music…

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWCMmyoFSdY
  • ♫♫♫♫♫
  • this is a stunning site
  • http://www.lastfm.es/group/Shakti
  • One of the most incredible bands ever put together.
  • Absolutely brilliant band! McLaughlin's finest work in my opinion.
  • If you're into (technical) Death Metal, Shakti actually teaches you quite a good lesson in terms of percussive guitar playing and polyrhythmic arrangements.
  • Unbelievably beautiful!
  • this is god
  • Most aphrodisiac music that I ever heard.

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