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Released Today, SHAKTI, “This Moment”



Released today, This Moment, a 50th Anniversary celebration album from the groundbreaking global fusion ensemble, SHAKTI. 

As a cornerstone of what is now called World Music, the vision and virtuosity of Shakti has inspired generations of musicians from around the world to explore sonic hybrids once thought impossible. Born of the musical and spiritual brotherhood shared by the revolutionary British guitarist and bandleader John McLaughlin and master Indian percussionist Zakir HussainShakti’s soulful, organic intermingling of Eastern and Western musical traditions has proven transformative for both the band’s members and its listeners.

Now, fifty years after the informal conversations and jam sessions that sparked the band into existence, This Moment – Shakti’s first new studio album in more than 45 years – is available today on both CD and vinyl LP via Abstract Logix.

A full list of Shakti’s 2023 dates is below. Visit for additional details.


June 27 Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London, England

June 28 Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London, England

June 30 Timisoara Jazz Festival, Timisoara, Romania

July 2  Erkel Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

July 5  Kongsberg Jazz Festival Kongsberg, Norway

July 7  Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

July 9  North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Aug 17 Wang Theater, Boston, MA ***

Aug 19 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY ***

Aug 20 NJPAC Newark, NJ *

Aug 22 The Keswick, Glenside, PA

Aug 23 Wolftrap Vienna, VA *

Aug 25 Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta, GA*

Aug 27 Koka Booth Amp, Cary, NC*

Aug 29 Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH*

Aug 31 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN

Sept 3 Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL*

Sept 5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR****

Sept 6 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA*

Sept 8 Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA **

Sept 9 Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

Sept 11 Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine, CA

Sept 14 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI*

Sept 16 Riverbend Centre of the Arts, Austin, TX*

* w/ Béla Fleck

** w/ Bill Frisell

*** w/John Scofield

**** w/Jerry Douglas

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