Sahara Jane is a versatile musician who has graced stages from Beijing to Bombay, from the Fundy shore to the south of France. She is a songwriter and performer from Nova Scotia with an onstage presence which audiences find both disarming and spellbinding.
Learning in India for over a decade, Sahara has returned to Canadian stages with her long-time musical collaborator (and now husband!), Ken Shorley, and the new album, Between Worlds. Along with guitar, she plays the sarangi, a haunting string instrument that was once popular in South Asia, but is now played by few.
Sahara and Ken have played in festivals across Canada, including Deep Roots Music Festival, Sunfest, Mosaiq Multicultural Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, St John’s Folk Festival, and Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival.
Sahara describes their sound, and the intention behind it, as genre fluid. Indian and Persian influences sit comfortably alongside downtempo beats, jazz and folk.