Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain Bag Best Global Music Album Grammy for ‘This Moment’

  1. Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain’s fusion band Shakti won the Grammy award for Best Global Music Album for their latest release, “This Moment.”
  2. The album “This Moment,” which was released in June last year, features eight songs by John McLaughlin, Zakir Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh, and Ganesh Rajagopalan.
  3. Zakir Hussain also received a Grammy in the Best Global Music Performance category for his contribution to Pashto, alongside Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia.
  4. Rakesh Chaurasia, a veteran Indian classical flute artist, won dual Grammys for his collaborative album “As We Speak” in the Best Contemporary Instrumental and Best Global Music Performance categories.
  5. The 66th Annual Grammy Awards 2024 took place in Los Angeles on February 5, 2024.

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are prestigious honors bestowed by the Recording Academy, recognizing excellence in the music industry. Often called the “music Oscars,” they cover a wide range of genres and categories, from pop and rock to classical and world music.

History: Started in 1959, initially called the Gramophone Awards, and evolved into the Grammys over time.

Q: Which prominent Indian musicians, who are part of the fusion band Shakti, won the Grammy Award in the Best Global Music Album category for their latest album “This Moment”?

A) A.R. Rahman and Lata Mangeshkar
B) Shankar Mahadevan and Zakir Hussain (Correct)
C) Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy
D) Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal

Q: Which musical instrument does Rakesh Chaurasia, a veteran Indian classical musician, play?

A) Sitar
B) Tabla
C) Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) (Correct)
D) Harmonium

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