Shanti! Shanti! was a colourful group of singing children between the ages of 6 and 13 from different cultures and social strata. Under the artistic direction of first Lieve Franssen and then Lucy Grauman, they built a repertoire of the hyperdiverse sounds and colours of a metropole like Brussels.
Featuring both new music, for which several renowned young composers collaborated, and arrangements of traditionals in all possible languages. The aim was to create connections between all the people who took part in the project.
Sometimes, the parents of some members of the choir also joined in to sing along. This made the choir intergenerational as well as intercultural. In doing so, Shanti! Shanti! also inspired later MetX projects such as MegafoniX and Dance of the Quetzalcóatl.
Shanti! Shanti! was created in 2010 in collaboration with Festival van Vlaanderen Brussel.