Category Archives: Music

Sacred chants and Kirtan

Saturday 6th, February at 8:00 pm Inspired by classical Hindustani music, Adam composed the melodies of mantras, sacred texts and words of wisdom. He decorates his songs with the sound of the Vishraj, which has the reputation to enchant the hearts. His partner, Nathalie, sings with him in the same spirit and intention of offering and devotion – Accompanied by Manoshon on tabla. Adam plays the Vishraj: a unique hybrid instrument created by Adam with the help of his friend Luthier, Laurent Blanchard, from Uzès (France). Pandit Barunkumar Pal gave its name, Vishraj, which means "an esraj, but different". Switching between blues and mantra, this is an exception experience.


Comments: 0 Date: 09 Feb 2016

Jazz – A tribute to Pink Floyd

Tuesday night with excitement of completely  full Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas for the concert tribute to Pink Floyd by Rita Marcotulli Jazz Ensemble. Pink Floyd in jazz? Some might have asked but what we heard was an unique fusion of known songs as from the early "Astronomy Domine?" and "Set the controls to the hart of the sun", to the best known "Money", "Us and them", "The wall", "Crazy diamond", to the less known "Saint Tropez", "Cyrrus minor". Pink Floysd's songs interwoven with jazz solos of the members of the band went higher than audience's expectations; and yet as very natural flow of clear electric pieces fused with jazz. Presented by the Italian Pavilion. Lineup Raiz - Voice Rita Marcotulli - Pianoforte and keyboard Andy Sheppard - Sax Alessandro Paternesi - Drums Ares Tavolazzi - Electric Bass Michele Rabbia - percussion and electronics Fausto Mesolella - Guitar and effects More photos by Coriolan Weihrauch (Mia Studio) are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coriolan/sets/72157664070354842


Comments: 0 Date: 06 Feb 2016

The Best of Blue Note no4

tracklist
Wayne Shorter - House Of Jade
Don Ellis Orchestra - Passacaglia And Fugue
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Thme De Yoyo
Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (rudy Van Gelder
Gil Evans - Straight No Chaser
Kenny Drew - Undercurrent
Jackie Mclean - Frankenstein
Clifford Brown - Easy Living
Jimmy Smith - See See Rider
Grant Green - The Final Comedown

Unvironments 3 Transition

The Unstitute (UK artists Marianna and Daniel O’'Reilly) return with the 3rd session of experimental electronic meditation environments, generated and engineered inside Auroville for evolutionary purposes. Abstract tonalities and resonant filters make this a sound-field environment for evening meditation.


Comments: 0 Date: 27 Jan 2016

Classical Hindustani Ragas

Thoroughly grounded in the Jaipur Atrauli Khayal Gayaki tradition, Ashwini has developed into an artiste of immense public acclaim earning high praise from discerning critics and music lovers all over the globe. Ashwini’s musicianship is characterized by a blend of tonal sweetness coupled with vitality and emotion and raga structure-architecture. Her raga delineation shows an unerring grasp over the grammar of the raga yet maintaining a soulfulness in her singing. Through this she has succeeded in building up her own loyal audience. She yearns to explore the pathos of rare and complex (“achchop”) ragas characteristic of her Gharana. In this effort she has received invaluable guidance from her Guru the late Pt. Ratnakar Pai, a senior stalwart of the Gharana. This, and of course, her mother’s unstinted support, added to her own mature introspection lead Ashwini to new horizons of the ever-expanding terrain of Hindustani Classical Music.


Comments: 0 Date: 09 Feb 2016

Classical Hindustani Vocal Music

Sunday 31st January 2016 at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium - Bharat Nivas: Classical Hindustani Vocal Music with Jayateerth Mevundi. Sri Jayateerth Mevundi, is considered to be the doyen of Kirana Gharana by connoisseurs of music.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Feb 2016

Mahalakshmi Park Celebration

A soundscape recorded at Mahalakshmi Park Musical Offering - Consecration Celebration of new a amphitheatre. A group of artists and musicians are invoking Her qualities of Harmony. Participants: Aurelio, Deepanam students and teachers, Emilie & Linus, Francois, Jyoti, Mantra Chanting Group, Nadaprem, Raja, Samul and Caipoeiristis, Santra, Shakti, Swaha and Vera, The Svaram Team, AV Road Service are bringing bells, Slokas, Marimbas, Xylophones, Nyckelharpa, Mantras, Viola, Berimbao, Adabaque, Pandeiros, Accordian, Guitar, Voices, Percussions, Land art, oil lamps, candles, lampions, sky lanterns... in an aspiration to create a new communal atmosphere of listening, joy, wonder and gratitude for Auroville.


Comments: 0 Date: 01 Feb 2016

The Best of Blue Note no.5


tracklist
Baby Face Willette Quartet - Somethin Strange
Kenny Burrell - Chitlins Con Carne
Miles Davis - Weirdo
Tina Brooks - Minor Move
Pete La Roca - Lazy Afternoon
Big John Patton - Soul Woman
Stanley Turrentine - Rivers Invitation
Bobby Hutcherson - West 22nd Street Theme
Milt Jackson - Bags Groove
Kenny Dorham - Una Mas

Music Harvesting

Krishna invited for the third and last Open Microphone for this season in Solitude farm.
There were lots of music enthusiastic listeners and performers who played almost three hours Chansons, English Classics and almost unknown music like a Bone Beats percussion. They performed songs from France, UK, India and other places and genres all over the world. Special Guest was Juliette Katz, who stays in India now for some concerts with the Alliance Francaise and who said us that she lived once in Auroville when she was a child.
A best of, mixed together for those who missed the event.

Magic Silver Sky

Holger, Jivatman, Nadaprem and Swaha, three of them being Aurovillans, presented their new disc "Magic Silver Sky" yesterday at Unity Pavillon.

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