Shastro is a multi-instrumentalist, born in Italy. The development of his unique musical style evolved over many years during his frequent visits to other countries such as Spain, Turkey, Africa, South America and India. These journeys were inspired by a spiritual search that led him to experience meditation in India and creating music for various meditation techniques. His music can best be described as relaxed world music. He performs on Spanish guitar, Indian Bansuri flute, Clarinet, African Kora harp, Indian Dilruba, Native American flutes and other ethnic instruments all with equal ease and beauty, integrating sometime ancient instruments into a compelling contemporary sound. Shastro specializes in music to drift away on - even his upbeat titles exude this relaxed soothing effect.
Shastro is the president of Malimba Records that he founded in 1997 to help distribute his music as well as the music of several other musicians and friends.
At present he has created 17 albums for the label's catalog -see below. Only his very first recording is not in the catalog: the music for the popular Osho No Dimension Meditation (read the story of the creation HERE).
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Articles by Shastro:
- Steve Ryals, music reviewer
"Shastro has proven himself as one of the more versatile performers in the realm of world fusion music - an artist who never fails to surprise and enchant with every sound-scape he creates."
- Music Design In Review
Flute Meditations (LIVE) by Shastro • MB 0026 (2018)
The music included in this album was recorded live during various music meditations (Doorway to Silence) that Shastro held mainly at the Mandali Retreat Center in Italy.
The mystical sound of his Bansuri flute is accompanied in almost all tracks by Nishta on Anantara (monochord and tanbura) and - on track 4 - by the amazing voice of Suyana.
Because of the settings in which it was recorded
this album carries the silence and the
introspective energy of those live meditations.
More than one hour of music - a collection of gems with simple compositions and deep moods, ideal for those moments when one wants to be quiet and move
Flight of the Swans by Shastro & Suyana • MB 0025 (2018)
A soulful improvisation by Shastro on bansuri and Suyana on vocals. Based on Raga Hamsadwani (meaning Sound of Swans), this music was recorded live during a Doorway to Silence guided meditation. Therefore, it carries a deep energetic, meditative presence.
Music for a mystical inner journey.
Tot. time: 11:32
This is a SINGLE and comes only in digital format.
Shangri-La by Shastro • MB0023 (2017)
This new single comprises of two tracks, the first one Inspired by the search and the second one by the discover of the legendary Shangri-La. The first one is the "alap" - or non-rhythmic introduction - to the second one.
Through the years Shangri-La has become synonymous with an earthly paradise where people lived in union and harmony with themselves and each other.
We feel that Shangri-La does indeed exist but the road to get there goes through our inner beingness. Therefore can only be found by entering the inner shrine. This music is dedicated to that intimate journey.
Spanish guitar, bansuri flutes, dilruba, frame drum, udus, vocals, hand percussions, ambient sounds.
Tot. time: 13:35