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Audio CD, June 16, 2014
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Shangrila was one of Tajalli's (aka William Wichman) first recordings from the 80's, only available on cassette until now. This is the first reissue on CD. Tajalli was one of the pioneers of New Age Music. He was an initiate of the Sacred Sound Current, a Shamanic Healer, drummer and flute player. Tajalli's music is healing and inspiring.
Playing in his early years with stars such as Santana and Gordon Lightfood, Tajalli devoted his life after a transformational experience in the late '70s to mediation and sound healing.
Born William Wichman, of an German father and Mindanaoan mother, he underwent a life-changing experience in 1973 when he met Master Kirpal Singh. His deep spiritual change was reflected in his music, which began as golden oldies tunes, but evolved into new age rhythms. Tajalli played in his early days with artists such as Santana, Gordon Lightfood, Paul Horn and Steven Halpern.
Taj kept close ties with his roots in the tropical islands of the southern Philippines. He dreamed of someday returning to his islands, though his music kept him quite busy locally and in his many studio recordings in L.A., including film.He acted and performed the character Red Bear in the independent movie "Buffalo Hearts". Throughout most of his adult life, Taj called the San Francisco Bay Area home. His blend of eclectic music and positive spirit brought cheer to the thousands whom he touched.
Tajalli and Suzanne Doucet have been very close friends since 1983 and have been recording together since. Their album BRILLIANCE was released in 1984,with the critically acclaimed track "Crystal Flight," which was featured in several Visionary Videos. TANTRA ZONE was the follow up release of their collaborations. Chuck Plaisance has been producing with Suzanne for over 10 years (SOUNDS OF NATURE, TRANQUILITY SERIES)He recorded the Nature Sounds on this CD in Hawaii with his special 3 Dimensional recording system and Suzanne and Chuck coproduced IN THE GARDEN OF THE GODESS with Tajalli at Lake Hollywood Studios. Paradiso (HEALING VIBES and SHAMAN's TRANCE) played his phenomenal Didjeridoo on the track RAINMAKER.
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