Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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



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