Shakti were an Indian ethno-jam band that collaborated with guitarist John McLaughlin on three albums in 1976/77 on Columbia/CBS.

Members: John McLaughlin (acoustic guitar), Shankar (violin), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Vikku Vinayakram (ghatam, mridangam), Ramnad Raghavan (mridangam)


  • Shakti With John McLaughlin (1976)
  • A Handful of Beauty (1977)
  • Natural Elements (1977)

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