Musician, Mystic and Laughter Meditation Practitioner, Laraaji creates music for soul, by soul and about soul.
I came across Laraaji whilst listening to a recording of one of Thris Tian’s shows on Worldwide FM. The Laraaji track Thris Tian played was Tonings 1. Gratitude to Thris Tian for introducing me to Laraaji as this track in particular is an enlightening epic that has the same uplifting effects that playing Om Mani Padme Hum has.
As the former comedian, Laraaji, himself describes it: “Shimmering celestial Zither and OM chant continual deep induction listening for expanded inner-stillness”.
Laraaji’s story is an interesting one. The New York-based artist began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects.
With synchronicity in action, the well-known electronic musician and producer, Brian Eno, saw Laraaji play one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980).
Laraaji has gone on to release a prolific series of album for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances. In recent years he has been collaborating with a new generation of underground musicians.
Laraaji is embarking on a tour of Laughter & Concert Events throughout 2017, that includes dates across the US, Canada, and Europe. Find out more here.
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com