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Mysteries Of the Shahi Baaja Volumes 1 & 2 - Ong Sweet Ong & The Perfumed Dragon

by Brother Ong

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Tratakum 07:00
Elementals 16:54
The Float 06:50


Mike Tamburo as Brother Ong in Mysteries of the Shahi Baaja
Disc One - Ong Sweet Ong
Sweet Nectar Of The Sun Lion
A Peace Lagoon
Disc Two - The Perfumed Dragon
Kiss Of The Perfumed Dragon
Splendor Of the Sun
The Silver Cord
The Float
When My Caterpillar Flies

Mike Tamburo deepens his manifestation as Brother Ong with 2 discs of blissed out shahi baaja explorations. "The year was 2011. It had been nearly a year since I had recorded something new that I enjoyed. For Metallica or Madonna this might not seem like a long time, but for me and the output of creativity that I had become accustomed to, this was forever. I had been practicing Kundalini Yoga exercises for creativity for some time (in hindsight I was storing potential energy) and nothing new was wanting to come out of me. It was as if I had fallen into some sort of role - (a Mike Tamburo pit) that I could not get myself out of. Everything I was trying was something I had already done. My wife, in her infinite understanding of me and my inner workings, gifted me a shahi baaja for my 34th birthday and permitted me to forget all I had done before and to recreate myself. Her words surged through me like an electrical current and immediately opened up a new path of creativity for me. I had no notions about the shahi baaja. It was a mystery to me. I returned once again to a space of experimentation, deep listening, focus, pure sound and pure creativity. I was practicing a daily bowing meditation during this recording session. I would bow in reverence to creation for half an hour and then pick up my instrument and the sound and creation just flowed through."


released July 20, 2012

Shahi Baaja by Mike Tamburo


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Mike Tamburo

Mike Tamburo is a multi- instrumentalist, who plays hammered dulcimer, shahi baaja, gongs, metal percussion, guitar, auto- harp, swarmandal and a slew of effects. He is greatly inspired by American folk and minimalist music traditions as well as Indian classical and Indonesian music. ... more

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