/ bass player Ben Segal, and Orest Hart percussionist / keyboardist
first met in 1981 and began to cultivate an original blend of classical
and folk-like elements that was different than most other music
at the time. Encouraged by their unique sound together, and their
vast eclectic backgrounds in free-form and improvised music, they
formed the versatile group "Sativa" (to sow the seeds
of that which is innovative).