At once earthy and ethereal, Ariana’s rich voice and exquisite compositions take the listener on a mystical and soulful journey. Most often compared to Celtic singer Loreena McKennitt and alt-world artists Dead Can Dance, Ariana is a spellbinding artist, escorting audiences into realms untouched by the day-to-day. Having studied and performed music from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India, Ariana brings these exotic sounds into her Celtic-tinged original compositions, as well as performing an evocative blend of traditional music from these places. But beyond the intrigue of Ariana’s influences and her impeccable vocal finesse, what draws the listener in is her rare mixture of raw wildness and heartfelt intimacy. Through her entrancing melodies, sultry grooves, and compelling lyricism, Ariana becomes a siren for the soulfully seeking.
"Ariana’s voice is a soaring, beautiful thing. Wrapped around expertly-played instruments of the Middle East, Persia, and India, her song very much takes flight. You follow it like a bird into the blue or a diver into the depths. Where Dead Can Dance brought us into the Labyrinth, Ariana Saraha offers to meet us in the Silence.” — Dan Fairchild, Concert Producer, Boulder, CO
"I am utterly unprepared for her wild, mystical soul and music that transports me to faraway realms and ages. I feel as if I have stumbled unknowingly upon a gypsy caravan and stepped into the circle of dancing firelight and music. It seems the perfect soundtrack for a foggy, coastal night at the edge of the continent, here at the threshold of earth, sea and sky." - L.R. Heartsong, Author, Carmel, CA
"Ariana not only has one of the most achingly beautiful voices you have ever heard, but she writes incredible songs as well. Her songs go to depths and heights not often visited by songwriters today. Mystical, sensual, inspiring, and real; she is not afraid of the darkness, but, just as important, she is not afraid of the light." -- T.D.H., Boulder, CO
"Ariana's performances are prayerful and passionate, provocative and playful. Her beautiful voice and rhythms weave sublime strands of the sacred into a kinesthetic personal experience for the listener. Yum! Long live the gypsy heart." - D.F., Boulder, CO
"Celestial, soul-stirring, and sometimes sultry -- the perfect combination!" - J.K., Sedona, AZ