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Joel & Kees @ Sacred Groves

Heralding the return of Open Day at Sacred Groves, Joel Eisenkramer and Kees van Boxtel present a one-off live performance of North Indian Fusion.
Incorporating van Boxtel's Bansuri flute and Eisenkramer's Indian slide guitar, the two extensively improvise on a number of different musical themes. The performance was accompanied by a show of live painting by Enrico Cornuda of the Minesweeper Collective, which added to the unplugged concert's serene atmosphere.

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Comments: 0 Date: 27 Jan 2015

Sitar Harmonium Concert

On Saturday, the 27th of December, a Sitar and Harmonium Concert was held at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas.
Sujoy Basu played the sitar along with Suvendu Banerjee on Harmonium and Arindam Chakravarty on Tabla, and created a magical evening of Classical Indian Music; as he emphasized on the various raagas suited especially for the night time play.
A beautiful fusion of Indian Percussions and Indian String based instruments amidst the setting winter sun has been recreated for you here as you can tune in to the entire recording of the program.

Comments: 0 Date: 04 Jan 2015

Auroville Singing Festival Day 2

The Sri Aurobindo Auditorium was packed, the second day of the Singing Festival 2014. There was a reason for the crowds to show up on Saturday October 11th, like the impressive performance from three young girls of around 14 years old (Aanandini, Ahilya and Victoria), who tapped their chests as part of the show. Another musical group with Ukrainian and Russian women showed that despite the problems between the two countries, personal friendships are still intact. Anna Taj took the audience on a "Vacanze Romane". The evening closed with a performance of the Auroville Childrens Choir, led by Shakti and Jo. - By Robert Hessing


Comments: 0 Date: 12 Oct 2014

Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Armed with nothing but a ukulele and an electroswing beet-box, Australias Formidable Vegetable Sound System (aka. Charlie Mgee) delivers you the secrets to growing abundance, improving life and reversing climate-change through the principles of permaculture. The sound system (which takes on many forms) has toured extensively around the world for the past two years to festivals such as Glastonbury (UK) BOOM (Portugal), Shambhala (Canada) and Symbiosis (USA) and is coming to India for the first time as part of Vandana Shiva's Seed Freedom Fortnight and Bhoomi Festival. Listen to the interview... and grow some food!!

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Oct 2014

Impromptu Jazz Session, VC

A group of musicians from across Auroville come together to present an evening of jazz favourites, live at the Visitor's Centre.
Featuring Juriaan on the piano, vocalist Clementine, Paul on soprano saxophone, Greg on guitar and Kees on the bansuri.
Photographs by Olivier Malcor:

Comments: 0 Date: 22 Jan 2015

Anna Taj and band

Woman's Day was celebrated at Visitor Centre on its unique way - Anna Taj and band consisting of Pierre Foulax and EdoArdo on guitars, Saga Daven on bass, Peter Hadders on drums gave a concert. More than two hours with dancing beats left almost no one sitting, and we heard from the pop-rock & dance repertoire.
Numerous audience filled up Visitor Centre, and celebrated the Womans' Day with joy and thrill of dancing.
The band played songs by Linda Perry, Bob Marley, Oasis, Michael Jackson, Jefferson Airplain, The Beatles, Donna Summer, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Patty Smith, Pharrel Williams, The Police, Pink Floyd, Sinead O' Connor ...
Our apologies from Auroville Radio team - since we had problems with the space due to the unresolved issues with ACUR we could not post this concert earlier.
Thank You!

Comments: 0 Date: 14 Nov 2014

Auroville Singing Festival Day 1

"One Community, One Family", is the slogan of this years edition of the Auroville Singing Festival. And it did feel as a family event, the performances of 120 singers in the Sri Aurobindo auditorium. One of the highlights on Friday 10th October were the AV Sisters. "Sway with me", they chanted, and the enthusiastic audience swayed along. Another success was The Learning Community, with "Do it now", a song to raise awareness for climate change. Heart warming was the performance of Deepam school, whose special need students practiced half a year for their stage appearance. The evening closed with the sing along "Happy". - By Robert Hessing Picasa Album: Images by Ireno Guerci


Comments: 0 Date: 11 Oct 2014

The Auroville Sisters sing

Auroville Sisters Shakti, Swaha and Vera present a selection of jazz and choral favorites sung in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ukranian and Japanese with the accompaniment of a live band, performed in the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas.
Featuring Edo on Guitar, Rolf on Bass, Matt on Drums and Pascal playing Violin. The show had a warm reception from the audience and a pleasant evening was had by all. The program has a seasonal theme, incorporating traditional folk songs from eastern Europe, along with some western jazz standards and others, which never fail to delight.
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Comments: 0 Date: 13 Jan 2015

Harp and Voice Italian Arias

The Italian Pavilion presented a Medieval and Renaissance Concert of Italian Arias with Maestro Enrico Euron on Harp, viola da gamba percurssions and Anne-Gaelle Cuif playing harp salterio, arco and vocals. The program included music from the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Century. Medieval arias were by the composers; F. Landino, Laudarlio di Cortona, Jacopone da Todi, and anonymous composers and Renaissance arias by F. Caoso, J. Chardavoine, V. Galilei and anonymous compositions.
A workshop on medieval music and instruments was also held.

Picasa Album by Ireno Guerci

Comments: 0 Date: 05 Nov 2014

Charlie Mgee & FVSS in Auroville

The Formidable Vegetable Sound System is just that, formidable. On Saturday, October 4th Auroville was able to experience this while visiting Sadhana Forest. The weight (and joy) of the messages contained within Charlie Mgees songs carry with you. For the audience of 175 Aurovilians and guests, the principals of Permaculture were delivered in an upbeat, danceable, unifying manner. After a lovely dinner of vegan, organic food and an opening performance by Trishrasta and Nixon Casseus (of Sadhana Forest Haiti), T.F.V.S.S. brought the house together through extensive audience participation. It was a night that will be remembered by all who attended. - Jamey

Comments: 0 Date: 10 Oct 2014
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