Oliver Shanti

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Oliver Shanti
Birth name Ulrich Schulz
Born (1948-11-16) 16 November 1948 (age 65)
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres New-age
Occupations Singer
Years active 1987–present
Labels Sattva Music
Associated acts Oliver Shanti & Friends
Inkarnation
My Child
Oliver Serano-Alive
Veit Wayman

Oliver Shanti (born Ulrich Schulz 16 November 1948 in Hamburg, Germany), also known as Oliver Serano-Alve, is a New Age musician, best known for his work with the bands "Inkarnation" and "Oliver Shanti & Friends".

As of 2009, Shanti is serving a 7-year prison term in Germany having been convicted on charges of child sexual abuse.

The remainder of "Oliver Shanti & Friends" now perform and record as "Existence", with another "Inkarnation" co-founder Margot Vogl (now - Reisinger) replacing Shanti.

Discography[edit]

Main:

  • 1987 - Licht-Prakash-Light (as Inkarnation)
  • 1987 - Frieden-Shanti-Peace (as Inkarnation)
  • 1987 - Listening to the Heart
  • 1988 - Rainbow Way
  • 1988 - Vila Nova Mellow Days (as Oliver Serano-Alve)
  • 1989 - Walking on the Sun
  • 1990 - Minho Valley Fantasies (as Oliver Serano-Alve)
  • 1992 - Vida Para Vida (as Oliver Serano-Alve)
  • 1993 - Soft Motion Vol.1 (as Oliver Serano-Alve)
  • 1993 - Tai Chi
  • 1995 - Well Balanced
  • 1996 - Tai Chi Too
  • 1997 - Circles of Life: The Best of Oliver Shanti & Friends (compilation album including 3 new tracks)
  • 1998 - Seven Times Seven
  • 2000 - Medicine Power
  • 2002 - Alhambra
  • 2006 - Man Heaven Earth (compilation album featuring 2 tracks by "Existence" and Dahmani)


Projects:

  • 1996 - Buddha and Bonsai Vol. 1
  • 1997 - Shaman
  • 1997 - Buddha and Bonsai Vol. 2
  • 2000 - Buddha and Bonsai Vol. 3
  • 2000 - Shaman 2


Thematical compilations:

  • Indiens: Sacred Spirits
  • Shaman: Red Indian Chill
  • 1997 - Spirit of Budo: The Power of Balance
  • 1997 - 10 Years of Sattva Music
  • 1998 - Meditative Music of Budo-Gala: The Magic of Martial Arts
  • 1999 - Tibetiya (including 3 new tracks by Oliver Shanti)
  • 2001 - 15 Years of Sattva Music
  • 2001 - Reiki: Brightness Healing


Other:

  • 2008 single - Oliver Shanti feat. N.i.M.i - Roo Be Asemoon (Olugu Zamba Remix)
  • 2010 single - Oliver Shanti feat. DJ Sunf - The Tree (rmx)

Allegations of child sexual abuse[edit]

In 2002, a warrant for his arrest was issued in Germany, with a €3000 reward offered, on suspicion of his having committed child sexual abuse.[1] Shanti went missing at that time, and was reported[2] to be living secretly in Germany or its adjacent countries. He was arrested in Lisbon, Portugal, on 29 June 2008,[3] and charged with 314 cases of child abuse on 20 April 2009.[4][5] After having attempted suicide during his pre-trial custody,[6] "Oliver Shanti" was sentenced to six years and 10 months in prison on Friday, December 4, 2009 - after a Munich court convicted him of 76 counts of child sexual abuse.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munich - Search for Ulrich Schulz - Arrest warrant for serious child sexual abuse" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-05. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Münchner Polizei jagt spirituellen Serien-Kinderschänder". Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Alemão detido por pedofilia em Lisboa foi agraciado com Medalha de Mérito da Câmara de Cerveira (in Portuguese)". Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Anklage gegen Musiker Oliver Shanti erhoben". Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Klage gegen Oliver Shanti - Sektenguru unter schwerem Verdacht". Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Angeklagter Sekten-Guru Oliver Shanti überlebt Selbstmordversuch". Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Nearly seven years prison for child abuser guru Oliver Shanti". Retrieved 2009-12-05.