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Karunesh

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Karunesh is a new age/ambient musician born in Cologne, Germany in 1956 as Bruno Reuter. His music has strong Asian and Indian influences prevalent throughout, with liberal use of Indian instruments (e.g. the sitar).

Although he had been drawn to music as a child and played in bands as a teenager, he chose to study graphic design as a career. However, after attaining his degree, Karunesh - a Sanskrit name meaning “compassion” - was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. His brush with death prompted him to rethink his life and embark on a spiritual journey of sorts, and in 1979 he travelled to India and became an Osho sannyasi (disciple). His accident also prompted him to choose music as a career instead of graphic design.

In 1984, Karunesh released his first album entitled Sounds of the Heart, which was met with success, followed by Colours of Light the following year and Sky’s Beyond the year after that. Songs from his album ‘GLOBAL SPIRIT’ are also released on several ‘Buddha Bar’ compilations. Three of his albums made it into the ‘Top Ten Billboard Charts’. As of 2007 Karunesh has released 16 albums. Karunesh’s last album is ’Path of Compassion released in 2010 from Real Music Label.

Karunesh has lived in Maui, Hawaii, since 1992.

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