great teacher was once reminded by a disciple of
a famous saying: "In the beginning was the word." The
teacher thought for a few moments, smiled and corrected his student.
"In the beginning was sound, words are our interpretation of
that universal phenomena." Sounds
and rhythms channeled as the Devotion to Bliss describes
the artistry of musician and workshop facilitator Laraaji Nadabrahmananda.
Nadabrahmananda is a meditator, laugh-master and cosmic musician
who has performed in Europe, Asia and in the United States with
his specially designed electric zither. He also uses the African
Mbire, piano, synthesizers, hand drums, percussions, Tibetan gong,
and voice in his presentations.
collaboration with producer Brian Eno led to Laraaji's first internationally
distributed recording Ambient #3Day of Radiance. His
Flow Goes the Universe CD was produced in collaboration with
Michael Brook while a recent release by
at all the blind men bashing
one another with the stick of intellect!
LOVE is the sea where intellect drowns!
Jala al-Din Rumi
the Italian recording company Vel-Net, which is titled My Orangeness,
brings together Laraaji and noted Italian "New Age"
addition to concerts Laraaji has, for many years, been an important
contributor to healing Arts festivals and conferences as his beautiful
Celestial sounds create a warm and soothing atmosphere for both
presenters and visitors. The Healing Sounds Intensive with Jonathan
Goldman, the Life Spectrums Conference and the Freedom Healing
Arts Festival are listed as his annual conferences.
A devotee of the late Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, founder of the
Ananda Ashram in Harriman, New York, Laraaji is
the creator and facilitator of Laughter Meditation Workshops in
the United States and abroad; empowering workshops that acknowledge
and honor the ability of our laughter to take us into deep relaxation
and receptivity to meditation.