Category Archives: Music

Brasil and Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova or New Trend originated in mid - 1950s in Brasil, as fusion of the melody and rhythm of samba and samba cancao with the harmonic vocabulary of American standards and the feel of "cool" jazz. Bossa Nova did not evolve or achieve popularity as a dance, but rather a a musical form. It received worldwide recognition with the release of the film "Black Orpheus" in 1959. It peaked its popularity between 1975 and 1963, right after its birth in Reio de Janerio's south zone. Thoday while no longer the most popular genre of music in Brasil, it has found worldwide fame and is often associated with well known musicians such as Joao Gilberto, Vincius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa....

Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim said :"music is the silence between the notes."

Corcovado - Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto
Aqua de Beber - Tania Maria
Tu mi Delirio - Astrud Gilberto
It's Only Love - Tania Maria
Dona Olimpia - Azymuth
Latin Lovers - Lee Retendur
Teresa My Love - Antonio Calros Jobim
Now Horizonted do mundo - Luciana Souza
Brigas Nunca mais - Paula Morelenbaum
Don de fluir - Celso Fonseca
Mas Que Nada - Ella Fitzgerald
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes & Balack Eyed Peas
Tudo Que Voce Poida - Azymuth
Chega de Saudade - Antonio Carlso Jobim
Saudoisimo - Roalia de Souza
Canto Momo - Aline Delima
Sem Contencao - Bebel Gilberto
Waters of March - Al Jarreau, Oleta Adams
Batucada Surgio - Marcu Valle
Girl From Ipanema - Joa Gilberto , Astrud Gilberto
Saudade de Bahia - Dorival Caymmi
Elaine Elias - Bossa Nova
Cavatina - Gui Mallon
Noite de Sao Joao - Badi Asad
Summer Samba - Marcus Valle

Comments: 0 Date: 26 May 2015

Cosmical Philosophy

In this music program we feature Sun Ra Arkestra with its funder Sun Ra who's centenary was last year. Sun Ra's interstellar on jazz and funk continues to live on and inspire do this day. He died in 1993 at the age of 79 though it can't be said that the jazz icon didn't make good use of his time on Earth. In fact, he also made good use of his time not on Earth. Sun Ra a rich and versatile jazz composer, poet, philosopher , bandleader, piano and synthesizer player known for his "cosmic philosophy", prolific output and performances.
Controversial because of his eclectic music and unorthodox lifestyle, and claiming that he was of the "Angel Race", and not from Earth but from Saturn. Developing complex persona, using "cosmic" philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism. Above all he preached awareness and peace.

In some far off place
Many light years in space
I'll wait for you
Where human feet have never trod
Where human eyes have never seen
I'll build a world of abstract dreams
And wait for you
Sun Ra


Astro Black
Plutonian Nighs
Ancient Ethiopia
Outer Nothingness
Strange Strings
Space is the Place
Theme on the Star Gazers
Watussi - Possesion
Love in Outer Space
The Endless Realm

Clementine & Jurriaan in concert

After an initial and mostly improvised performance at the Visitors’ Centre, these two long term volunteers decided to sit down together and really work on some new songs.
The idea was to take on a challenge: choose songs we hadn’t played before, avoid the beaten tracks, try to find the best way to approach a song without losing the essence of it, shaping and polishing it until it becomes like our own... Be it pop, jazz, chanson française, bossa nova... all that mattered was whether we both felt good about doing something with it!
The goal was to learn, to open our ears and hearts. Very happy with this process, we’d like to see if they can now do the same to you.

Comments: 0 Date: 17 Apr 2015

Barkha Songs of the rains

Barkha Songs of the rains based on Indian Ragas presented by students of Nandita Di and accompanied on the tabla by Debasish Dass ( Pintoo Da ). The concert was performed on Saturday March 21st at Pitanga Cultural Centre, Samasti.

Comments: 0 Date: 26 Mar 2015

Don’s Nods- Romantic Music

Don's third Music program, introducing us to Western Classical Music for people who dont like or dont know much about it.
In this episode he introduces us to Romantic pieces from: Offenbach, Bizet, Dvorak, Puccini, Donizetti and Schubert. We hope you enjoy the program.
If you would like to introduce and select a style of music we welcome you to contact us.

Comments: 0 Date: 21 May 2015

Don’s Nods Western Classical

Don's second program introducing us to Western Classical Music for people who dont like or dont know much about it.
In this episode he introduces melodies and marches of: Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Chopin Mendelssohn, Schubert and Johann Strauss II We hope you enjoy this new program.
If you would like to introduce and select a style of music we welcome you to contact us.

Comments: 0 Date: 04 May 2015

Lilaloka fundraising in Srima

Lots of fun, smiles, music, flowers and delicious food for this Lilaloka fundraising buffet lunch by the beach of Sri Ma at Auroville the 24th January 2015.
Lilaloka, the self-learning and Resource Centre for the Child, is currently under construction in the cultural zone of Auroville, and all proceeds of this event have gone towards helping the completion of the first building.
The music has been performed by the Savanah group with Andrea Camerini (Voice, flute etc.), Fabio Pollonio (guitar) and Savanah Chiavetti (guitar). The sound has been managed by Joel Boasis.

If you would like to visit the land and find out more about Lilaloka project, please email: , visit our site or join our Lilaloka Facebook group page:

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Apr 2015

Tanga, on Clave

Today we are featuring latin jazz, which typically employs rhythms that either have a direct analog in Africa, or exhibit and African influence. We started with Afro - Cuban jazz which is rhythmically base on clave, often with a rhythm section employing ostinato patterns from Cuban popular dance music. Many excellent, passionately dedicated musicians shaped through years that what we name today Afro Cuban latin jazz. In the program  you will hear some pieces which determined the future development of jazz.

"We play jazz with the Latin touch, that's all, you know."
Tito Puente


Cuba Habana - Buena Vista Social Club
Ran Kana Kan - Tito Puente
I Concentrate on You - Cal Tjader
Alma con Alma - Machito
Tanga - Machito
Mighty Priates Troubadours - Papo Vazquez
Mokonzi Ya Mboka - African Jazz / Grand Kalle &
l'African Jazz
Tumbao Pa'Mi Timbal - Cuban Latin Jazz/ Tony Martinez
Nocturno en Batanga - Bebo Valdes
Soul Kiss - Dizzy Gillespie
Y Tu Que Has Hecho! - Buena Vista Social Club
Chucho - Paquito d'Rivera
Descarga en Faux - Carlos "Patato" Valdes
Puerto Rico - Charlie Sepulveda
Miguajira - Bobby Santabria
Sonero - Afrocuban All stars
Cha Cha - Grand Kalle &
l'African Jazz
Latin Tinge - Los Hombres Calientes
Afro Blue - Mogo Santamaria
Guantanamera - Arturo Sandoval
La Musica Cubana - Ibrahim Ferrer

Comments: 0 Date: 13 May 2015

Don’s Nods- Western Classical

Don introduces Western Classical Music for people who dont like or dont know much about it. In this first episode he introduces the music of: Beethoven's 5th symphony, 1st movement and Sonata 14: Moonlight: adagio. Next Vivaldi 4 Seasons; Spring 1st movement and Mozart's 2nd movement of concerto 21 K 467 and the 4th movement of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" also by Mozart.
We hope you enjoy this new program.
If you would like to introduce and select a style of music we welcome you to contact us.

Comments: 0 Date: 20 Apr 2015

Vocal Colours – Concert

Saturday the 11 of April at the Sri Aurobindo auditorium was performed a concert of Jazz, Soul, Pop, Bossa Nova and French chansons.
The band was composed by Matt on Sax, Edo on guitar, Jurriaan on piano, Sep on drums and Rolf on bass.
Vocals: Marlenka, Ahilya, Victoria, Moghan, Jivatman & Susana
The concept for this concert is to promote and encourage talented singers in Auroville with the support of a backup band.

Comments: 1 Date: 13 Apr 2015
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