Rare photo archive from raves in Goa

The little Indian state sent big waves in the world of psychedelic music, and its legacy has been documented through photo archives from the early days in the ‘70s up to the early ‘00s.

Goa has been ground zero for a certain type of music, style, and person ever since the ‘60s and ‘70s when many hippies called it their home. In the ‘90s, the rave scene continued with another wave, the psytrance that was effectively invented there brought people from all continents to the beautiful Indian Oceanside. Goa is among few places in the world with a notorious reputation for throwing unimaginably wild parties. DJs from small to big dreamt of playing there, and it was a privilege to take part in such large peaceful and love filled gatherings.

The photos in this archive show the raves and people who loved and cherished Goa throughout the years. The full archive can be found at IsraTrance’s Facebook page.

Late 1977, Full Moon morning on South Anjuna Beach. Photo by Sunny Schneider
Late 1977, Full Moon morning on South Anjuna Beach. Photo by Sunny Schneider
Full Moon on Vagator, Goa, 1976. Photo by Michel Hilzinger
Full Moon on Vagator, Goa, 1976. Photo by Michel Hilzinger
Chapora Fort, Goa, 1988. Photo by Piers Ciappara
Chapora Fort, Goa, 1988. Photo by Piers Ciappara
Goa, 1991/2 season. Olli Wisdom (Space Tribe) in the front. Photo by Piers Ciappara
Goa, 1991/2 season. Olli Wisdom (Space Tribe) in the front. Photo by Piers Ciappara
Full Moon Party on South Anjuna Beach, Goa, 1976. Photo by Sunny Schneider
Full Moon Party on South Anjuna Beach, Goa, 1976. Photo by Sunny Schneider
DJ Jorg party in Hampi, 1993.
DJ Jorg party in Hampi, 1993.
Disco Valley, Goa, 1993 . Photo by Alex Rice Saxton
Disco Valley, Goa, 1993 . Photo by Alex Rice Saxton
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