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Sweet Sound of Latin Jazz

It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz. Herbie Hancock
Unlike many musical genres, jazz by its own nature is a large tent that welcomes many forms and styles. latin jazz is not the exception and consequently, in latin jazz we usually find a broad assortment of musical influences and styles; often within the same song.
Try not to get caught up in judging a style of music for the moral/religious values/lifestyle that you might associate with it. Remember that stereotypes don't always apply, and learning to appreciate a style of music might give you a window into someone else's way of life and culture. Enjoy the music.

Batacumbele, an amazing outfit of musicians thoroughly steeped in Afro-Caribbean traditions and also fully conversant with the jazz idioms of the day, are a very important group in Puerto Rican history. The Latin jazz world is sometimes unappreciative of Puerto Rico's contributions to the world of Afro-Caribbean music, Featuring some of the day's best percussionists, including Giovanni Hidalgo, Richie Flores, and Angel "Cachete" Maldonado.

Batacumbele - Sin Egoismo
Truco & Zaperoko -El Cuarto de Tula
Batcumbele - Batcumbele
Zaperoko - No Quedo Ni El Gato
Batcumbele - Hot Blood
Truco & Zaperoko-En el Café
Grupo Latin Vibe - Bombele
Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet - Jackie's Mambo
Dave Pike - Montuno Orita
Patato Valdes - A Los Pianistas
Cal Tjader - Ritmo Caliente
Nerio Degracia Mas Cambio
The New Swing Sextet - La Rumba se Acabo

5th LUYE festival at Solitude

Solitude farm is coming up with its 5th Eco Music Festival called "Lively Up your Earth" on the 24th of September 2016, which is on a Saturday from 2pm-11pm..

It is the festival of Creativity, Joy and Music and values about mother Earth. They will be conducting Workshops on various topics like Permaculture, Organic Cooking, etc and also have activities for the kids like face painting, t-shirt painting and many more. Also they will have live bands playing their music, followed by a nice jam session and a organic dinner..

So inviting all, and especially Aurovilians, to join and contribute in the celebration and workshops done by our very fellow family members from other Auroville communities.
Time to come together and cherish the values and gifts showered by mother earth, in a fun-filled, joyous and creative way.

Tea Break Concert at Svaram

On Wednesday 14th September Aurellio, from Svaram musical instruments, invited Chinmaya Dunster (sarod) and Ray Barelli (Carnatic veena) to play a jugalbandi (duet) for his work force. It was very touching that he organizes such programmes, offering them a beautiful and rejuvenating morning tea break away from the factory sounds into the harmony of classical music.


In today's musical edition we are featuring some of new age tracks .... to soothe or heal eclipse stirred energies

Kimberly Haynes - Do I Dare
Peter Sterling - Eclipse
Lisa Addison - Snake Root
Lisa Downing - Moonrise
White Sun - Long Time Sun
Jeffrey Seeman - Jackie's Grace
Hennie Bekker - Quiescence
Richard Carr - Song For Sy
Marconi Union - Sleeper
Chopin - Nocturne
op.9 No.2
Ann Sweeten Walking with the Wind
Starr Parodi - Hardly Touching
Takashi Suzuki - Resonance In Blue 3
Bill Wren, Frank Ralls, & Tara Ralls -Enchanted Kingdom
Jeff Pearce - Clear Night

Rare Roots, Reggae Gems

Jesse King aka Dubmatix mix - Rare Roots, Reggae Gems
This upload features tracks from Dennis Hamilton, Cultural Roots, Billy Joe Morga, PSALMS, Dennis Brown + Ranking Joe and more.

Dubmatix having imprinted his name in the minds of reggae fans Worldwide with his debut release Champion Sound Clash in 2004, the Toronto-born producer is now firmly established as one of the top reggae producers worldwide - with four award-winning, chart-topping releases, that includes the 2009 JUNO Nominated “Renegade Rocker”, "System Shakedown" and the 2010 JUNO Award Win for Best Reggae Recording plus International acclaim and a list of collaborations that include some of reggae’s most influential legends such as the late Alton Ellis (The Godfather of Rocksteady), The Mighty Diamonds, Michael Rose, Horace Andy, U Roy and many more.

3Musicians Jazz&Neo-soul

Last night they have started the performing season at Adishkati with a jazz&neo-soul concert "3Musicians".
Kirtana Krishna on guitar and vocals, Karina Colins on drums and Ragu Ramasubramaian on bass shared with enthusiastic audience some jazz and neo soul songs such as Jill Scott "A Long Walk" , Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat , Robert Glasper feat. Norah Jones - Let It Ride , Wes Montgomery - how insensitive, Tsunami....
All three musicians are coming from Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music either as teacher or former students.

Heaven Can Wait

Lukas Termena - Destination
Wne and Dine - Sunrise Doubts
Fran Munoz-Memories
Faux Reveur - Blank & Jones - Heaven can Wait
System Is Chaotic - Restart
Lab Of Music - Angel Vibes
Arktika-Histoire Damour
Fudge X - Memories
Tom Strobe - My Fault
White Noize Project Good Time Sungroove Mix)
Solaris Navis - Blissful Memories
Frank Borell - The Perfect World
Tom Strobe - Smooth Feelings
Relaxing Space
V P Life - Breath of a Sea Breeze

Peace Day Sound Meditation

Sound meditation played by Aurellio and Andreas from Svaram for the International Peace Day celebration at the Unity Pavillion on the 21st of September.

It Don't Mean a Thing…..

...or Ladies in Jazz featuring some of the famous jazz singers

Beyonce Etta James cover - At Last
Nina Simone - Felling Good
Lupe Fiasco FT Jill Scott - Daydream
Brenda Boykin - Hard Swing Travellin Man
Nina Simone - I put a spell on you
Erma Franklin - Piece of My Heart
Fontella Bass and Bobby McClure Don't Mess with a Good Thing 1965
Nina Simone - Work Song
The Puppini Sisters - Crazy In Love
Sarah Vaughan - Lover Man
Anita Wardell - Travels - The Road
Chaka Khan - Stormy Weather
Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife
The Puppini Sisters - Spooky.
Dinah Washington - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Julie London - When I fall in love
Billie Holiday - All of me
Ella Fitzgerald- It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

In Gratitude

Musical edition of contemporary and new age pieces; expressing gratitude, grace and light.


Lisa Downing - The Dragon Within
Rebekah Eden - Light Of Destiny
Seay - In the Garden
Joe Heinemann - Sea Dream - Away
Steve Rivera - Dividing The Darkness - So Quickly Gone with Will Ackerman
boomer Mosby - Star Song
Tom Eaton - Introvertical Snip
KevOz - Antarctic Lullaby
Barbara Hills - In the Shadows of Roasting Spring
Joanne Lazzaro - Evening Star Song
Bob Ardern - Zephyr
Bill Leslie - Grace Of The Wild
Scott Cossu - Shepherd's Song
Candice Night - Misty Blue
Todd boomer Mosby - Eagle Mountain

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