1700 Shattuck Ave (@Virginia)
Berkeley, California 94710

Award-winning international artists Heather & Benjy Wertheimer as Shantala open hearts around the world with their passionate music. Shantala creates a sublime soundscape of musical harmony between East and West with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics, and exotic instrumentation. The music carries the audience through a journey of etheric beauty, ecstatic percussion, and singing with the devotion of the heart. Call and response chanting with Shantala is fun, uplifting, and inspiring.

Benjy Wertheimer is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist (playing tabla, congas, percussion, esraj, guitar, and keyboards) and vocalist specializing in Indian classical music. He has played with a diverse range of musicians, including Carlos Santana, Paul Winter, and Narada Michael Walden.

Heather Wertheimer is a national award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. As Shantala, Benjy and Heather tour throughout the U.S. and other countries, in addition to sharing the stage and recording studio with sacred music luminaries such as Krishna Das, Deva Premal, and Jai Uttal. They have released a number of critically acclaimed CDs, including The Love Window, which features devotional chanting, and Circle of Fire which reached #1 on the international New Age radio charts in November 2002.

Please visit ShantalaMusic.com to sample tracks off "The Love Window"

Tickets: $20

Added by dkearns72 on January 10, 2007

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