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03 July 2012 y.
Legendary "John McLaughlin & Remember Shakti" performed at the festival in Krasnoyarsk
On July, 3 in the Big Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Society there took place a concert of the world famous quintetRemember Shakti. One of the world's best guitarists John McLaughlin plays with it. Its performance completed the program of the III Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of the Asian-Pacific region.
The founder of the group John McLaughlin is a recognized musical innovator who has a reputation as a phenomenal musician. The group under his leadership has had a weighty influence on world music.
Among other participants of the quintet there is Zakir Hussain (tabla), Uppalapu Shrinivas (mandolin), Shankar Mahadevan (vocalist) and Vinayakram Selvaganesh (Indian percussion instrument kanjira, ghatam, mridangam).
In Krasnoyarsk "John McLaughlin & Remember Shakti" performed songs which combined Indian music with elements of jazz. The audience was won by musical harmony and the highest professionalism of the quintet. The concert was sold out at the enthusiastic ovation of the audience.
The Russian music producer of the group, the president of the company "GreenWave Music" Alexander Cheparukhin said, that especially for the tour in Russia John McLaughlin agreed to gather a group in this cast. Krasnoyarsk is one of the three cities, where "John McLaughlin & Remember Shakti" has performed within the tour in Russia.
The name of the quintet «John McLaughlin & Remember Shakti» formed thanks to the group «Shakti», which became a real legend in the 1970s of the XX century. «Shakti» means "feminine creative force" (or "Goddess") in the translation from Sanskrit.
Shakti is called "Pioneer of world music". Two musicians Zakir Hussain and Vinayakram Selvaganesh were participants of the former "star cast" of the group. The discography of the group has three albums - "Remember Shakti" (1997), "The Believer" (2000) and "Saturday Night in Bombay" (2011).