On this episode, Laraaji recounts the story of acquiring the zither that would come to influence his music for the next 40+ years and then utilizes it for a meditative and celestial virtual live performance.


 
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A pioneer of new age and ambient sounds, Laraaji recently added a trilogy of albums, Sun PianoMoon Piano, and Through Luminous Eyes to his already deep discography. On this episode of Live on KEXP, the 78-year-old musician, mystic, and laughter meditation practitioner recounts the story of acquiring the zither that would come to influence his music for the next 40+ years and then utilizes it alongside TingSha cymbals, Kalimba, Tibetan singing bowl, and his voice for a meditative and celestial virtual live performance.

Recorded 01/14/2021

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