Shantavaani Oct. 13 album release party benefits nonprofit Three Baskets

Local world music collective Shantavaani (Jay Brown, Aditi Sethi-Brown, Sarah Carlisle, Matthew Cox and Sarah Moor) started playing together in 2009. Of their sound, their band bio states, “Together they somehow naturally pull together from their eclectic backgrounds of jazz, classical, Americana, blues, folk, reggae, Ghania, East Indian raga, bhajans, & Shabads to create an original sound that can both stir you to move while simultaneously inducing sublime meditative states.”

The group is set to release a new album. It’s been in the works for awhile — the band’s website noted that they hoped to put it out in the summer. Well, summer has come and gone, but that new record is finally here. Shantavaani holds a release party at The White Horse Black Mountain this Saturday, Oct. 13. According to a press release, “This event will also be a Fundraiser for local non-profit Three Baskets, a cancer information and resource center (”

Show time is 8 p.m., tickets are $12 and will be available at the door. For more info: (Photo from the band’s Facebook page at

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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