Art and music from beyond the comfort zone


These posters date from the late 1960s and early 1970s. They were produced by the Eden Hashish Centre in Kathmandu, which was the largest of several legal storefronts that provided quality hash and grass to visiting freaks. In late 1973 the threats of the loss of foreign aid from the American administration of Richard Nixon forced Nepal to outlaw cannabis, forcing hashish and marijuana use to move underground. In his book In the Sixties Barry Miles recalls stone listening with Paul McCartney that included music from Luciano Berio, Ornette Coleman, John Cage, Pharoah Saunders, Sun Ra and his Solar Orchestra, and a Zen Buddhist ritual.

A very hippie new year to all my readers



New Overgrown Path posts are available via RSS/email by entering your email address in the right-hand sidebar. Any copyrighted material is included for critical analysis, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).

Comments

Recent popular posts

I have seen the future and it is cardboard

New classical audiences need new music

Towards infinite potential

Classical music must woke up and smell the coffee

Four great albums that are victims of clickbait correctness

Have all the really great musicians come and gone?

When classical musicians fought against tuxedo fascism

The Berlin Philharmonic's darkest hour

Virtue signalling does not sell concert tickets