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Shades of Shakti

Saturday, 4th May, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“A quintet of masterful musicians repeatedly bridged the gap, wowing the audience with their dynamic interplay and pure skill… A truly astounding masterclass in the art of musical fusion” (Ambient Light)

“The highest stratosphere with regards to complexity and musical intensity” (Stuff)

“Bringing together musical influences from different sides of the world to create something fresh and unique and reinforce the notion that music knows no borders… One of those rare ensembles that transcend into the sonic stratosphere” (Bret McKenzie)

Receiving a standing ovation from a full house at the New Zealand Festival of the Arts in 2020, Shades of Shakti are an intercultural group of some of incredible musicians bridging the gap between traditional Indian music and jazz. Inspired by Ravi Shankar’s East Meets West and John McLaughlin’s famous 1970s Shakti project, Shades of Shakti is a soulful juggernaut of mind-bending compositions and improvisations. Their music combines intricate, fast, energetic melodies, virtuosic rhythms, and hypnotic sonorities. Their collaboration aims to bring communities together and celebrate human diversity through music.

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Saturday, 4th May
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Meteor Theatre
1 Victoria st
Hamilton, New Zealand