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John McLaughlin - Remember Shakti - The Way Of Beauty


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180 Mins.

A documentary of the ground breaking and highly influential group Shakti. The group was formed in 1975 and consisted of British guitarist John McLaughin, North Indian Tabla master Zakir Hussain, Violinist L. Shankar from South India, and percussionist T.H. 'Vikku' Vinayakram also from South India.Together, they created a fluid and organic sound that managed to successfully combine seemingly incompatible traditions. After a number of very successful live concerts and albums they disbanded.
The group was reformed in 1997 under the name 'Remember Shakti' with new talents from India like V. Selvaganesh, and the young prodigy 'Mandolin' U. Shrinivas. In 2000, the young Indian Classical singer Shankar Mahadevan joined the group as the first vocal element in the group.
The documentary is packed with interviews and rare and exclusive historical footage of the group from the 70's to the present day.
Also contained is a 45 minute live coverage film called 'Sound Check' shot at a Remember Shakti concert in Paris, 2004 featuring a behind the scenes look at the group; A 55 minute live concert in Bombay from 2000 called 'Saturday Night In Bombay'; and two live concert videos of the group shot at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976 and 2004.

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