Notable moments unfolded at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, from Taylor Swift’s revelation of her upcoming album “The Tortured Poets Department” to Jay-Z clinching the Dr Dre Global Impact award and calling out the Grammys for perceived bias. However, amid the array of events, a source of pride for India emerged as Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain’s fusion band, ‘Shakti,’ secured the Grammy for ‘Best Global Music Album’ with their latest work, ‘This Moment.’
Expressing gratitude during the acceptance, Mahadevan conveyed a straightforward but heartfelt message: “Thank you boys. Thank you God, family, friends, and India. We are proud of you, India.” Movingly, he dedicated the accolade to his wife, acknowledging her profound influence on his musical journey: “I would like to dedicate this to my wife, whom every note of my music is dedicated to.”
The ensemble, featuring guitarist John Mclaughlin, V. Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan, triumphed in a category that included renowned nominees such as Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido.