Who is Shanti Shanti
Shanti Shanti is comprised of two sisters, Andrea Santos and Sara Gracey, who sing, write, and produce all of their own music. Born and raised in Reno, NV. They have a unique story as they are among the top Sanskrit scholars in the world and at the ages of 9 and 7, they were spontaneously able to read, write, and chant Sanskrit.
Their music is a distinctive combination of uplifting, indie-pop/ethno-folk songs along with their soothing, melodious, new age Sanskrit chants. They have performed on TV shows, and Radio shows around the world including the Tonight show and Coast to Coast AM and have been featured in numerous articles. They have sold over 70,000 copies of their 7 albums and over 500,000 in downloads.
In addition, Andrea and Sara have taught Sanskrit workshops all of the country including at the University of Loyola Marymount. They have 7 albums in release, a Sanskrit Workbook and the story of their family, "Dreaming in Real Time," written by their mother, Linda Forman.
Now they are celebrating their wonderfully acclaimed 8th album "Something Beautiful" and their on-line programs!
More to the story....
Sisters, Andrea and Sara, at the ages of 9 and 7 were spontaneously able to read, write, chant and understand the ancient language of Sanskrit. This came as a huge surprise to their parents but they were supportive. They brought their daughters to various university Sanskrit professors to have their daughters unfounded skills checked and verified.
Andrea and Sara's parents, Robert and Linda, always kept a spiritually open home allowing their children to study and learn about other faiths. They were/are also life-long meditators.
Robert was an accomplished musician and produced an album for his daughters to commemorate their love of Sanskrit, to the family's surprise, that album gained in popularity and inspired Robert to produce several more over the years.
Andrea and Sara's little brother Micah also joined the sisters in the singing and performing. Shanti Shanti kept a busy performing schedule full of concerts, media appearances and workshops for years. The goal of their music and Sanskrit was a give people an experience of peace and joy through their inspiring music and the pure and powerful tones of the Sanskrit language.
Now the sisters find themselves wives and mothers. And in the midst busy family life they wrote and produced their latest album, "Something Beautiful" and created their latest on-line program Healing Mantras. They are always working on videos, songs, and courses in-order to continue to give experiences of peace and joy through their music.