Grammy winnning band Shakti’s members to perform in Chennai for a cause

L. Shankar, Vikku Vinayakram, Selvaganesh and Fazal Qureshi to be joined by top musicians

For the first time after the Shakti band won the prestigious Grammy award recently, its original members L. Shankar and Vikku Vinayakram will perform in Chennai along with Grammy winner V. Selvaganesh and other leading musicians.

Titled Wizards Live in Concert, the event will be held as part of Samarpan 2024 annual music festival in aid of BYMM Trust. The concert will take place at Krishna Gana Sabha, Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai, T Nagar, Chennai on March 1 (Friday) from 6.30 pm. The concert is presented by Coromandel Future Positive and WWE Global India Pvt Ltd.

L. Shankar, Vikku Vinayakram and Selvaganesh will be joined by Fazal Qureshi, A. Ganesan, Ghatam Umashankar, Mahesh Vinayakram and Swaminathan Selvaganesh. Songs from Shakti will be performed and an album on Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal (Maha Periyavar), composed by Selvaganesh, will be released on the occasion.

Says Selvaganesh, “for the first time after Shakti band won Grammy, its past and present musicians have joined forces to present this concert. I am so happy that this special event is happening in Chennai. We are performing for a cause and I invite all music lovers to attend it.”

Celebrated fusion band Shakti, led by maestros Zakir Hussain and John McLaughlin, clinched the Grammy for ‘Best Global Music Album’ with their latest masterpiece ‘This Moment’.

The Grammy-winning album ‘This Moment’ was created during the COVID pandemic by musicians of Shakti band who were located in various places.