Goa Gil joined us at Shankra Festival in the magical valley of Lostallo in 2019. His 24hours set reunited many dancing souls in the தாமரை (Lotus) dancefloor, where psychedelic sounds were combined with musical rituals and human beings from all over the world gathered to join him and listen to his music, using hi-tech, on tape, dark psy and the most peculiar and enriching sounds in psytrance music!
Goa Gil’s special message to the Shankra Family is out now!
He will join us at Shankra Festival 2022, in the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, to Dance and Trance endlessly throughout the night till the morning is up on our new and vibrant dancefloor كَائِن (being)!
Goa Gil, also known as the legendary Music Baba, grew up in the music scene of San Francisco in the 60s, where he started his exciting musical journey influenced and witnessing the hippie movement and acid rock sounds of the time. Steve Miller, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, just to name a few of the artists he was surrounded with in the 60s/70s rock universe, were part of his history and his musical influence. Reuniting spiritual quests to music, he became a sâdhu, that means a saint in Sanskrit, under the name of Baba Mangalanand, and decided to raise awareness though music, discovering the transcendental and unifying power of it!
He came to India in the early 70s when he was 18 years old, went to Goa, where he found ravers and the right atmosphere for musical experimentation mingled with meditative exploration, heavy basses, dark dancefloors, vibrant paints and amazing vibes!
"Since the beginning of time mankind has used music and dance to commune with the Spirit of Nature and the Spirit of the Universe...We are using Trance Music and the Trance Dance Experience to set off a chain reaction in Consciousness...Through the Trance Dance Experience hopefully people will become more sensitive and aware of themselves, their surroundings, the crossroads of humanity, and the needs of the planet... with this Awareness comes Understanding and Compassion... THAT is the need of the hour, and the true Goa state of mind !!!"
Join our international gathering and experience the vibes of Goa Gil sounds!