Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Film: Heritage Fight

The French movie director speaks about the making of her documentary Heritage Fight. It tells the story of the Australian Aboriginal tribe Goolarabooloo who fought against a company that intended to build the world's largest gas plant on the land they have been living on and protecting over millenia. Through a tight knit community culture and the practice of dreaming as a collective the Goolarabooloo managed to defend their holy land against corporate interest and destruction. Heritage Fight will be screened on Saturday, January 28 at 5 pm at Cinema Paradiso. Eugenie Dumont, the French director of the movie, will be at the screening for a discussion afterwards. The event was organized by the French Pavilion.

Comments: 0 Date: 24 Jan 2017

My Burning Heart – Satprem

On the 15th Janurary 2017 at Cripa, Francesca enacted a monologue from Satprem's interview "7 days in India" titled "My Burning Heart", which was directed by Moghan. It was such a great performance where everyone present appreciated the acting as much as the story.

Comments: 0 Date: 20 Jan 2017

18 and Over

Trench Town Status or "You have to 18 and Over"
takes us way back in time featuring tracks from The Aggrolites, Home T & Cocoa Tea & Shabba Ranks, Gappy Ranks, Slightly Stoopid and more

The Aggrolites - Complicated Girl - Rugged Road
Gappy Ranks - Put The Stereo On
Cocoa Tea - 18 And Over
Frankie Paul - Stuck On You
Lady Saw - Sycamore Tree
Shabba Ranks, Cocoa Tea & Rebel Princess - Just Be Good To Me
Macka B - Never Played A 45
Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Disco Devil 12
Slightly Stoopid ft. Capleton - No Cocaine Remix
Leroy Smart - Waiting In Vain Version -1974
Linval Thompson - Holding On To My Girlfriend
Cocoa Tea - Good Life
Dennis Brown I Don_t Know
John Brown's Body feat. Peetah Morgan - The Gold
Cocoa Tea & Shabba Ranks & Home T - Pirates Anthem
Sly & Robbie- Crazy Baldhead
Cocoa Tea & Shabba Ranks - Rumors
Alpha Steppa & Gregory Isaacs - Crucial Steppa + Officer Dub
Lee Scratch Perry - Jungle Roots Dub

Nalaikki Fair – Can of Worms

TLC offered, as usual, a theater play, humorous twist about the latest Fertile Forest chaos - Can of Worms. And as usual, the play was a great success with abundant laughter of the audience. The whole Nalaikki Fair, a community traditional celebration of Christmas, was a huge work of many - from YC staff, volunteers (different ways), musicians, performers, cooks, .... Johnny's tea stall ... and of course the excellent MC Jesse and Sushan and surely without a proper sound of Matthia we would not be able to hear much.

Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jan 2017

The Cosmic Journey

The soundtrack for your midnight electronic cosmic journey

Kaytranda - Track Uno
Kashif - The Mood
Azymuth - Fenix
Sun Palace - Rude Movements
Taeko Ohnuki - Le Courant De Mecontentment
Herbie Hancock - Stars In Your Eyes (12 Mix)
Voilaaa - Spies Are Watching Me (feat. Sir Jean)
Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space
Casco - Cybernetic Love
Sultan Shakes - Interstellar Love
Charlie - Spacer Woman
Tall Black Guy - Come With Me And Fly
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Freeez - Keep in touch
Tall Black Guy - Floating
Fruit - If You Feel It, Say Yeah
Ozo - Anambra

Trenchtown Connection – Dub Shack

Trench Town connection ... a continuation of a story of dub , originated in 60is in Jamaica where music in this genre consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings[3] and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece, and emphasizing the drum and bass parts (this stripped-down track is sometimes referred to as a 'riddim'

Dennis Bovell - Rowing 12
Scientist - Dub Bible
Inner Circle & Jacob Miller- Wanted (Dub)
Mighty Two - War Is Over
Fatman Riddim Section - 1190 Rock
Mad Professor - Open Door Dub
Wackies Rhythm Force - Addis Ababa Dub (African Roots. Act 1)
Gregory Isaacs - Cool Down The Pace [12'' Version]
Sheriff Lindo-Centrifugal
Sister Nancy - BAM BAM
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Bitch Dub
Dawn Penn No, No No
Barrington Levy - Murderer
Yellowman Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
Daweh Congo - Provherbs
Hugh Mundell - Run Revolution A Come [c.1978]
Barrington Levy - Bounty Hunter
The Revolutionaries - Roots Man Dub
Black Uhuru - Sodom
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Fite Dem Back
King Tubby- Zion Gate Dub

The Great Nebula in Orion

On the 10th Janurary 2017 at Pitanga, Jill Navarre and the Auroville Theatre Group presented a performative character study based on Lanford Wilson's "The Great Nebula In Orion", by Franziska Detrez, Mytra Konietzka and Nele Schute. The presentation was superbly done.

Lefteris and Friends

At SveDame at Well Cafe Leftersi and friends offered last night a night of dancable music with beats from around the globe. Lefteris Grigoriou hailing form Greece is visiting Auroville with his family, and had found here a "fertile" forest ground to share his music. All the event was more or les jamming or improvised on the spot by either local or visiting musicians joining Lefteris and his wife at the moments. The audience, mostly of guests and volunteers was very excited to the rhythms, and it didn't take long that they would move by them.

Comments: 0 Date: 22 Jan 2017

Auroville Youth Choir

For the end of the interaction of faculty and students of California Institute of Integral Studes San Francisco – Integral Living with Sri Aurobindo Centre of Studies… India and The World Bharat Nivas we had a chance to hear Auroville Youth Choir at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India.
Repertoire was consisted of different songs from all corners of the world – from Africa, over the Balkan to the North of Europe and Americas…..
Auroville Youth choir is led by Nuria Casanova since 1995. Today the choir is consisted of 30 singers from 10 different nationalities, aged from 9 to 17 years.
Director: Nuria Casanova
Keyboard: Matthew Littlewood
Light: Jean
Sound: Matthias

Comments: 0 Date: 12 Jan 2017

Bossa Nova and Rock

Visitor's Centre last night, under the moonshine of almost full moon was quite busy with music lovers, friends. Old time aurovilian Eliane has decided that during her visit "back home" will share with the community a concert of Bossa Nova tunes since she hails from Brasil. With the same set of musicians also Shakit shared some of the latino jazz tunes; Jivatman joined for a song. In the other part Band Rock with Amando Israel, Dhani and Peter has started, late been joined by Edo(ardo)..... Eliane; and the audience expressed their excitement through vigilant dance.

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Jan 2017
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