Category Archives: Music

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Auroville Sisters perform for you. Many were unable to enjoy their short lived performance at the film festival, now you can listen to three traditional pop songs and one classical hymn.

The Music Word

Lecture-concert on Italian language and music by Maestro Stefano Ragni The Italian Pavillion organized a lesson piano concert "La parola musicale, la lingua italiana e la musica" the Italian language and the music by Maestro Stefano Ragni in Cripa at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 4th November. He played music by Stalteri, Respighi, Einaudi, Verdi, Puccini, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky. Stefano Ragni teaches at the Conservatorio F. Morlacchi and at the University for Foreign Students in Perugia. He teaches History of Italian music and has published several books related to Music. Click here to download the programme.

Comments: 1 Date: 05 Nov 2015

Love for Dance Music

Eli Escobar is the quintessential New York City DJ. Over the past ten years he's built a reputation around his parties, emerging as one of the most talented people on the NY dance scene. With a style based on his diverse tastes, Eli subversively drops his influences and personal favorites into even the most commercial of sets.Over the past several years, Eli has turned to remixing, transitioning smoothly to what he does best - dance music. His talent as a remixer is reflected in the wide range of artists who have sought him out to turn their songs into something specifically his. very simply demonstrating not only his love for dance music but his dedication to finding it, and ultimately sharing it. Eli’s summer playlist Two Tons Of Fun – I Got The Feeling (Butch Le Butch Edit) MF Hercules “Raindance” Flora Cruz – Let The Sunshine Out (Jerome Sydenham’s Vocal Dub) Doc Daneeka ft. Seven Davis JR – I Promise (Kon Rework) Eli Escobar – Seein’ You Karizma – Nuffin Else (Nellie’s Annointed Dub) DJ Vas – Wizard Funk Andy Butler – You Can Shine Phyllis Nelson – I Like You (DJ Duke Edit) David Morales vs. Sade – Shelter Me

Comments: 0 Date: 14 Oct 2015

Chakra Meditation’s Music

For The Heart of Reiki, Andreas Mock expanded Merlin's Magic to include Heidrun Menzel and Thomas Hirt on flutes and Günther Luderer on violin. Mock is on keyboards and guitars. He has fashioned a successful career by creating music to accompany the healing art of Reiki. This deep and smooth soundscape comes as one long-form composition (of about 60 minutes) with several atmospheres and high energy within. The light touches and easy arrangements will appeal to listeners on a higher plane. This is symphonic synthesizer music at its best.

Comments: 0 Date: 11 Oct 2015

70s, 80s Funk Soul and Jazz Funk

In this edition we are traveling down the memory lane to listen few songs from 70s and 80s in genres of soul, funk, jazz and beyond.

70's - 80's Funk Soul / Jazz Funk Mix (And Beyond)

RAMP - Daylight
Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
Junior Walker & The All Stars - Walk In The Night
Roy Ayers - Can't You See Me
Players Association - Turn The Music Up
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners - Spread Love
Gil Scott Heron - The Bottle
Candido - Thousand Finger Man
Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String (Original 12" Mix)
Skipworth & Turner - Thinking About Your Love
Change - A Lovers Holiday
Eumir Deodato - Super Strut
D-Train - You're The One For Me (Labor Of Love Mix)
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (12" Mix)
Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band - Definition Of Luv

Prog Playlist Part 2 by Sic Sixx

So your hero from space is back, with the part two of the previous playlist, this time featuring mainly old-timers and artists credited with the creation of this beautiful genre of music. Anyways, I have to get back to my spaceship as I'm approaching Proxima Centauri, but here's a spoiler in case you wanna know what space feels like and you can't wait: head over to the last song on the list, and you won't regret it! I promise more 'sounds of the universe' in my next playlists, so stay tuned and stay(sic)! Yours(sic), DJ Sic Sixx Before The Beginning (John Frusciante) Wither (Dream Theater) Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) Tom Sawyer (Rush) Deliverance (Opeth) Schism (Tool) Anesthetise (Porcupine Tree)

Comments: 0 Date: 24 Oct 2015

Singing Festival 2015 (DAY 2)

The second day of the Auroville Singing Festival Day 2, attended by a packed audience, saw a slight mellowing down of the tone. The performances were divided into categories which began with traditional songs from different regions. Then came the 'family' category which saw some heart-warming connections on stage, and followed by performances from the youth of Auroville. The choir knitted the last knots of this colorful tapestry of music and we said goodbye to two days of swaying and clapping along. Here you can listen to different members of the very large family of Auroville mingle on stage through music. For more info:

Comments: 0 Date: 13 Oct 2015

Diwali in Rock

It was a joyful evening in music under heavy rain where the Diwali Celebration has happened at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium past Monday, 9th of November. Anna Taj Band performed a selection of pop, rock, reggae and funky songs from her repertoire. Edo and Pierre accompanied her on guitars, Agni on keyboard, Saga on bass, Ingo on harp, Saravanam on drums and Alejandro on percussion. As a special appearance Margherita has sung with Anna and the band.

Comments: 1 Date: 17 Nov 2015

Sounds of the Harp

Andreas Vollenweider was one of the few musicians to gain superstar status as a "new age artist" back when the term was first used as a marketing category in the mid-'80s. After becoming proficient on guitar, flute, and other instruments, the young Vollenweider developed a passion for the harp, which he modified to suit his needs. Over the years, Vollenweider has managed to maintain his artistic integrity and vision despite increasing commercial success.

Andreas Vollenweider
May Green Be The Grass - Santiago 1995
PearlThe Red
Caverna Magica 1983

Singing Festival 2015 (DAY 1)

The Auroville Singing Festival 2015 was organized through Community Cultural Colors. The first day saw the Masters of Ceremony, Jeremy and Amara, engage with the audience by introducing the musicians and reading out some haunting translations of song lyrics. The music flowed, moving through differing genres and languages and carrying the audience through varying terrain with the performers. The last song was a beautiful ode to Led Zeppelin and saw the event end on a high note. It was particularly enjoyable to shift from Odiya folk music to groovy Jazz from the 1930s. The lights dimmed and brightened according to the moods and the general energy was relaxed and stimulating. Here you can listen to Tamil song flute, some American song guitar and a whole lot of other tunes from the first day. For more info:

Comments: 0 Date: 13 Oct 2015
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