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Peace Papa Wembe

On Sunday morning 24th of April , Papa Wemba, the King of Rumba Rock, died on stage doing what he loved best, and the last thing he heard as he lay dying was his own music being played.
Papa Wemba died on stage doing what he loved the most - making music.
As a musician, he was known for his impact on the rumba and soukous genres. His vibrant performances made him highly respected in world music circles.
Music was his life. It made him connect with his audience, and the way he narrated his life through his music meant so much to fans.
He made love songs; he made catchy, energetic songs that came with a dance. Dance is at the heart of much Congolese music, with the artist singing out instructions and the crowd responding and dancing together.
His unique voice, with the ability to hit high-pitched notes, made his music unmistakable.
The ability to sing in different languages helped his music travel and be heard across Swahili-speaking countries like Kenya. Rail On is a good example of such a track sung in Swahili.

Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, commonly known as Papa Wemba (14 June 1949 – 24 April 2016), was a Congolese singer and musician who played Congolese rumba,[ soukous and ndombolo. Sometimes dubbed the King of Rumba Rock, he was one of the most popular musicians of his time in Africa and played an important role in world music.. He was also a fashion icon who popularized the La Sape look and style through his musical group Viva la Musica, with whom he performed on stages throughout the world..

Papa Wemba, Viva la Musica - Foridoles
Wake Up - Papa Wembe with Koffi Olamide
Show Me the Way
Sema Spraya
Mousoukou soukou
Destin Ya Moto
Kema Fumbe
Papa Wemba - Awa Y'okeyi
AMI OH Angelique Kidjo feat. Manu Dibango, Papa Wemba
Last Dance


American musician, artist Prince has died suddenly aged 57 on Thursday 21st of April . Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis in 1958. He is best known for tracks including Purple Rain, When Doves Cry and Kiss, as well as his wide vocal range and flamboyant stage presence. By changing his name to a graphic symbol for a period, the artist elevated himself to icon status that would last a lifetime. The "love symbol" – an amalgamation of the male and female sex symbols – was first used on the cover and as the title of Prince's 14th studio album in 1992. "He was great to work with and very grateful," said Monson, a creative designer . "He surrounded himself with a lot of really talented creative people." The symbol was quickly integrated into music videos and tour graphics, then eventually stage sets and even guitar designs. According to Monson, the move also allowed Prince to discern who in the media would respect him enough to do as he requested. "Always suspicious of journalists, he clearly hoped this would be a way to figure out which members of the press he could still trust," he said. Font limitations at the time meant that few publications followed the name changed, and many began calling him The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. tracklist Let's go Crazy 1999 Kiss Little Red Corvette When Doves Cry I Would Die 4 U Darling Nikki Cream Gold The Most Beautiful Girl Purple Rain

Comments: 0 Date: 23 Apr 2016

Rocking Last Waltz

In today's musical edition we feature some classical rock pieces. That was the time just after the descent of supramental which has rippled throughout the world
shifting humanity conscious......

Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath
Dr. John - Such a Night
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Grateful Dead - Truckin'
Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
King Crimson-Epitaph
Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven
The Doors - Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) - driving with Jim
The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
The Band The Last Waltz ThemeThe Doors - The End

Interview Nuria music conductor

In Bharat Nivas the Auroville Choir and the Youth Choir accompanied by the various talented professional musicians of the Instrumental Ensemble, presented selections of song extolling peace, by Karl Jenkins. An astonishing, graceful concert once again, not only in agreement with the world wide wishes for world peace but also putting forward the spirit of Auroville, whereby people of different origins, race, age, sex strive harmoniously toward one common goal. Once again the beauty of the concert brought forward a collaborative work of many starting with Nuria, Auroville choirs, musicians, sound engineering by Joel, and Jean and Mahi on lights, as well as others. This interview of Nuria has been done on Tuesday 29th.

Comments: 0 Date: 30 Mar 2016


Jazz concert Nuages ( clouds) fitted just perfectly last night under the starry and hot (almost ) summer night at Visitor's Centre. Gypsy jazz, swing. ... tunes were mellow yet temperamental enough to swing ones head and foot with the beat.
Shanks was on vocal and an acoustic guitar, Matt on saxophone, Holger on double bass, Suresh on percussion and Rolf on acoustic guitar.

Rockin’ Old Time

Still going down the memory lane with 3rd edition of rock. tracklist Bon Jovi - wanted dead or alive AC-DC - Highway to Hell Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper Boston- More than A Feeling Blood, Sweat and Tears - God bless the Child Foreigner - Cold As Ice Bad Company - Bad Company Renegade - Styx Guns N' Roses - November Rain The Eagles - Hotel California Lynyrd Skynyrd-Free bird

Comments: 0 Date: 20 Apr 2016

The Great Event

The Ashram Music Group has shared with the community beautiful musical offering last night at SAWCHU (Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India). The program was prepared for celebrating the occasion of the descent of the Supermind on the 29th of February 1956, it's sixtieth anniversary being in 2016. They named it Gratitude at the Lotus feet of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.The Ashram music group are Lakshmi, Ela, Aloka, Uttam, Bryce, Gowrishankar, Tapan, Deeps.

...."To walk through life armored against all fear, peril and disaster only two things are needed, two that go always together - the grace of the Divine Mother, and at your side an inner state, made out of Faith, Sincerity and Surrender...."

Shine on Your Crazy Diamond

Story of rock continues. ..... slightly more progressive. ...

Roundabout - Yes
Bobby Brown - Frank Zappa
Heart - Yes
Logical Song - Supertramp
Stratosfear - Tangerine Dream
Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
City of Isabel ~Vangelis
I Can't Dance - Genesis
Don't Give Up -Peter Gabriel
School - Supertramp
Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

Make Love not War

Second edition of old rock at the time of big changes, shift of humanity consciousness corresponding just after the time of supramental descend. Rippling effects of it, expressions... and about the music of the time, and Woodstock  Joni Mitchell has wrote:"A look back at a time that brought people together with music, celebration and love! Sure there was lots of sex, drugs and rock & roll...but the true nature of this event was a coming together as experience life to its fullest...a moment in time that will live on forever in our hearts and minds." track list The Whistler - Jethro Tull Woodstock ~ Joni Mitchell Starless King Crimson Crystal Blues - Country Joe & The Fish Roadhouse Blues - The Doors Hear My Train A Comin - Jimi Hendrix Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers Band Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills & Nash Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know Blood, Sweat & Tears Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin Today - Jefferson Airplane New Kid in Town, Eagles Forever young by Joan Baez

Comments: 1 Date: 12 Apr 2016

Unvironments 5: Breath

The Unstitute (UK artists Marianna and Daniel) concludes its sonic exploration of meditative landscapes, created from the sounds collected in and around of Auroville, India where The Unstitute is currently in residence practicing the yoga of work.

This meditational landscape 'Breath' invokes an inner reality of breath as it unfolds in its rhythmic form and travels through vibrational chambers, echoing in the vast labyrinthine spaces created out layers of recordings of breath, voices and wind instruments.

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