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In an old gypsy tale, it is
said that Bandolé (the heavenly spirit of eternal bliss) descends on earth
and becomes one with those who sing, dance and play music in utter joy
and contentment. With an exquisite blend of joyful melodies and warm latin
rhythms accompanied by Spanish guitar, Persian santoor, Indian bamboo flute,
latin percussion, sax and vocals, Shastro easily transports us into this
spirit of Bandolé.
Special guest: GOVI!
Bandole is a compilation of finely textured, delightful
melodies with warm Latin Rhythms. Shastro, as the composer and arranger,
shows his keen direction and clever musical insights. Govi's flamenco and
Brazilian style guitar playing is the sound that pulls the tracks together.
Still, it is the alto sax on cuts like Kinana's Lullaby and the captivating
vocal harmony on several pieces that really sets this album apart from
flamenco music you may have heard before. To provide even more interest,
Shastro has added African and Pacific Island world music qualities to several
cuts. - All Music Guide
New age music is meant to reassure and to calm...
and like the short, warm poems printed in the Bandole jacket, Shastro's seamless
works in this album soothe and engross. The music of this peaceful man is
magically empowered to lift the spirit and fill the room with peace and wonder.
It is not 'sleepy', it is not rancorous, weird or obscure... just brightly
colorful, playfully mysterious, and like candy to the ear! I have over 700
CDs, and this in in my top five! - James K. Fowler (on Amazon.com) Magnolia,
TITLES BY SHASTRO
Bandole | Earth Sutras | Malimba Moon | Oasis Night | Reiki Offering | Shanay
Shaman's Healing | Shambala | Tantric Heart | Zen Notes | Yoga World
BodyHealing | Spa Suite | Be the Light