Sixteen-year-old Sakari Greenwell debuted her first album, “Let the Music Take You Away,” at a CD-release party on March 26. The CD features a compilation of original music written by Sakari, a sophomore at Evanston Township High School.

Aaron Eddy of APG Productions produced the CD. Sakari won first-place prizes for her singing and compositions at the 2009 Battle of the Bands Competition, the 2010 West End Market Talent Competition and the 2011 E-Town Idol Competition.