SHANTALA: Sri

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Shantala, the duo of Benjy and Heather Wertheimer, return with the follow-up to their sublime album THE LOVE WINDOW. SRI, named for a Sanskrit word that refers to the divine beauty of the universe, is an album of luxuriant kirtan chant bathed in a blend of traditional instrumentation and light groove. Benjy, is of course, an accomplished musician and his many talents are featured here: esraj (his signature instrument), various drums, keyboards and harmonium, to name a few. Heather’s guitar playing and vocals are woven throughout the fabric of the album, giving it added warmth and depth. A lot of friends turned out to add their talents to SRI, including Krishna Das, Jami Sieber, Snatam Kaur, Steve Gorn, Manose, Michael Mandrell and many others, making this album a must for fans of passionate kirtan chant and spiritual music.

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