Shanti Snyder

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Shanti Snyder at Japan Expo 2011
Background information
Birth name Shanti Snyder
Also known as Shanti
Born (1981-06-04) June 4, 1981 (age 35)
Origin Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Genres Nu Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, TV host
Years active 1996–present
Labels Hayama, Nippon Columbia

Shanti Snyder (born 4 June 1981), better known as Shanti, is a Japanese lyricist, singer, songwriter, and music TV host of mixed descent, based in Japan and hailing from Kanagawa Prefecture. She performs with a few different formations at clubs in the Tokyo area and has also appeared with various other musical artists. Shanti's voice is well known through her collaborations with Yoko Kanno, notably in Escaflowne the Movie, where she was the vocalist on the theme song "Sora".


Shanti is a frequent lyricist and vocalist for commercials, working with many Tokyo based commercial song production companies and advertising agencies, recording songs and narrations for businesses such as Coca-Cola, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Xerox.[1] Shanti Snyder wrote four songs on J-pop singer Crystal Kay's debut album, C.L.L Crystal Lover Light.[citation needed]

In 2008, the song called "Home" that Shanti co-wrote with Hajime Yoshizawa featured her voice. It received attention in Japan when it was used for a caffe latte advertising campaign featuring Scarlett Johansson. In June 2008, when the song was pre-released on iTunes to promote Hajime Yoshizawa's Japan album, it was number 1 on iTunes for a short time.[2]

Shanti's debut album, Share My Air, was recorded in Paris with some of France's top musicians.[1] The album was released in Japan on the Hayama label.

From October 2008 until March 2010, Shanti was the co-host for J-Melo, an NHK World music program that was broadcast worldwide.[3]

Shanti sang the ending theme song, "Pray for the World", for the film Reunion released in Japan in February 2013.[4]"


Shanti Snyder at Japan Expo 2011



  • Share My Air, January 18, 2008
  • Born to Sing, June 23, 2010
  • Romance with Me, January 26, 2011
  • Lotus Flower, February 22, 2012
  • Cloud 9, December 5, 2012




  1. ^ a b "Official Site". Retrieved October 25, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Profile on Concert Imagine". Retrieved October 25, 2008. 
  3. ^ "J-Melo Official Site". Retrieved October 25, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Shanti Information". Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Discography". Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2013-02-26.

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