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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 traditions, since Hussain is from the North and the other Indian members are… read more

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  • Avatar for luannn
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWCMmyoFSdY
  • Avatar for kathizita
    ♫♫♫♫♫
  • Avatar for jazzgodess
    this is a stunning site
  • Avatar for luannn
    http://www.lastfm.es/group/Shakti
  • Avatar for Zosoman123
    One of the most incredible bands ever put together.
  • Avatar for dabigcheeze
    Absolutely brilliant band! McLaughlin's finest work in my opinion.
  • Avatar for TrivialMuzik
    If you're into (technical) Death Metal, Shakti actually teaches you quite a good lesson in terms of percussive guitar playing and polyrhythmic arrangements.
  • Avatar for rodionm
    Unbelievably beautiful!
  • Avatar for xumatrix
    this is god
  • Avatar for Catata
    Most aphrodisiac music that I ever heard.

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