Goa Gil is an American-born musician, is one of the founders of the goa trance and psytrance movement in electronic dance music.
He grew up in San Francisco, and feeling that the San Francisco musical scene was falling apart, he took off in 1969, going first to Amsterdam and then to India, settling in the hippie mecca of Goa. Here he discovered the sadhus, and himself became a Sadhu, Baba Mangalanand.
During the early 1980s, Gil and his friends soon gathered some equipment and started DJing and playing live music all night long on the Goa beaches. The mix of outdoor electronic dance parties with Eastern mystical and spiritual overtones came to define the aesthetic of the psytrance movement. For Gil, dance is an active form of meditation and the use of trance music is a way to “redefine the ancient tribal ritual for the 21st century”
Goa Gill in Greece
Goal Gill in pure action