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Oliver Shanti (Born Ulrich Schulz 16 November 1948 in Hamburg), later known as Oliver Serano-Alve, is a New Age musician. His group “Oliver Shanti & Friends” has recorded several CD’s, including “Circles Of Life” - The Best Of Oliver Shanti (1997), “Tai Chi”, “Seven Times Seven, “Alhambra”, “Listening To The Heart”, “Medicine Power”, and “Rainbow Way”

Two tracks by Oliver Shanti & Friends were featured in the Buddha Bar compilations: “Onion Mweng (Rainbird)” in the Buddha Bar II compilation produced by Claude Challe and “Sacral Nirvana” in the Buddha Bar III compilation.

Must be noticed that the beautiful song ‘M-Fie Nti One Biaa has a strong ressemblance with the romanian Madrigal’s song DirLaiDaDa ,unfortunately Shanti is practically unknown in Romania,and Madrigal is a camera chorus,and their fans are hardly listen Shanti.Also,must be tell the romanian song is folk extraction.and very old too

As of 2009, Shanti is serving a 7-year prison term in Germany having been convicted on 76 charges of child sexual abuse.
The remainder of “Oliver Shanti & Friends” now perform and record as “Existence”, with “Inkarnation” co-founder Margot Vogl replacing Shanti…


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  • AndreDias164

    I'm here for the music. Not for the person behind it. Period. [2]

    8 Jul 7:10pm Reply
  • Steelvagina

    Starry Sky <3

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MJtheRevelator

    I stumbled upon this music due to my love for Tai Chi. I did not expect to find somebody with such a dark, dark past. Hopefully the survivors of his predation can find some peace at some point during their lives.

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • rdeith

    If you love Oliver Shanti, check out the new Mythos album Journey on

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TheRealEvilOne

    Fuck this pedo, he's also a plagiarist, he didn't even write the music. A child molester, a cheater and a liar. Die please.

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • DvnFm

    Oh, oh, a pedophile ). Put pedobear on his avatar, and continue to listen )

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Dereshi

    I'm here for the music. Not for the person behind it. Period.

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Gaze51

    Just enjoy the damn music, jeez...

    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • gsnoorky

    Forget Shanti--what about John Philips? "The circles intersect!"

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • Divine-Empyreal

    If I were one of the parents, I would certainly want him in jail for the rest of his life. Bud if I were one of those victims of his crimes...I could possibly try to forgive him. I'm not sure though.

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • the_amek

    There is some kind of perversion in everyone of us. The thing is that for some it's weak enough to decline it whole life, but nevertheless those people are acquainted with their desires and they learned to suppress them. For some, those desires are stronger than their morality, those people are literally pushed to do such things, although they might hate themselves for it. Such people need care and understanding. Words of hate or imprisonment is not going to help them. They will not become better persons listening to all the anger they hear from you all. So.. yes, Mr. Schulz (Shanti) made a very bad crime, but he doesn't necessarily must be that beast you want to see him to be. And the music he makes convinces me he is nothing more than a man who lost a fight with himself. A man who wanted to be good, but he lost to his perverted desires...

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Madrangue

    Disgusting pedophile.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tangerman

    He made the music together with others. Knowing that, helps me to keep listening to the music. But, its hard knowing the story about him. Its the same thing going on over at Gary Glitters page. Its much more easy to ban him, cause I never cared about his music anyway. But with Shanti...I struggle because the music is so great, and I later came to knew about what he had done. If I knew before I started listen to him, I might never listened to him again....

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • moilecvailea

    nice´s song´s bad acts

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Ben_zee

    Every human has positive and negative sides - Shanti showed his in doing great music and helping people to find peace on the one hand, and doing the worst imaginable thing on the other hand. It's hard for me to listen to this great music knowing the story behind it, but yet its a call to overcome the own "dark side". It's a pity that he could not.

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Maitohappo

    “Circles Of Life” is amazing!

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • xixatushka

    what a pity :( I love his music so much :(

    14 Aug 2011 Reply

    Ke buena musica es mi estilo Oliver Shanti......felicito a

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • gabbynewneo

    I'm so conflicted about him...I love this music very much, but the person behind it made some incredibly bad mistakes. Over 100 accounts of sexual abuse :/ I suppose it's just separating the music from the artist. The music can take a new refuge in someone's mind.

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • youngking822

    Oliver Shanti pops up a lot on my radios; I ban every track. This isn't on the principle that I don't like his music - in the past I've stuck several tracks on repeat for hours on end as a solution to many a stressful day - but instead that I couldn't possibly like Schulz himself. I'd never shake his hand and never, given an opportunity, befriend him. Many artists have their faults, and the occasional speeding ticket or verbal outburst I would overlook - it happens to us too - but his taking credit for others' work alone fills me with disgust, let alone his various confessions of child abuse. To associate Schulz with my musical tastes would be to associate him with me as a person, but I cannot relate to a plagiarist and, worse, a convicted paedophile.

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
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