Category Archives: Performing Arts
This week Wazo and Renu exchange views on the impending summer and the slow departure of the guests, Chennai Festival, Water Situation, Volunteer contributions and comment on a recent cultural program, the water situation and general We managed without Andrea but look forward to his return next week.
This week we are joined by our friend Amando the Auroviian living in Albany New York, who thinks of Auroville everyday and enjoys listening to the Auroville Radio to stay in touch !
The proposed NTDA (New Town Development Authority) status for Auroville was shortly explored as well. More will come in the coming issues.
We also discuss the successful Kalabhumi Festival.
Wazo has some cultural criticisms and wishes that the Auroville youth would have a place to experiment all arts.
Like each year in Auroville February' schedule is packed and Aurovillle and the residents are busy with so many activities.
What are the consequences for us Aurovilians, how do we decide which event to attend, host or enjoy, of the 128 listed announcements in this weeks News and Notes?
We offer you a few seconds of audible silence to help you cope with the heavy schedule. The need for a better community calendar of events and the future relation with the radio as we establish more inner silence to communicate?
The International Zone and some other off the cuff items.
Renowned bassist Mishko M'ba, who has played throughout India and who has worked with musicians such as Ray Charles, Barbara Hendrix and Didier Lockwood, presents 'A History of Jazz Bass', exploring developments in style and instrumentation throughout the 20th century.
M'ba is accompanied by pianist and Soprano Saxophonist Matt Littlewood.
Une série hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d’œuvres de la Mère ou de Sri Aurobindo qui lui semble d’actualitee.. Cette semaine Mere parle d'Auroville , L'agenda de Mère 1967. A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. This week she shares from the Mother's Agenda 1967 on Auroville, some passages are read in English as well. Auroville Music Fragment, Pushkar and Claudia, Pitanga Concert 2008. Images Auroville Archives,
Birgit Breidenbach and Pushkar Carlotto shared with the community, last Friday night, in Cripa, Kalabhumi, some German Art songs from the Romantic period, of Robert Schuman, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss, as well as a solo piano piece by Frederic Chopin. Her amazing KontraAlt voice was balanced by the piano playing in these incredible duos, making it a special evening for Art music lovers.
Despite numbers of events last night in Auroville many came to CRIPA in Kalabhumi to listen to Oriental Experiences Impresionistic Jazz where Hartmut, Rolf and Matt gave their concert.
Pianist Hartmut well know to home audience, continues his exploration in music, and for that occasion joined with Rolf on bass and Matt on drums. Impresionistic experiences of mellow jazz took us into different cultural spaces with its rhythm and color.
Although mellow, the impression was joyful, lively ... made all reluctant to leave.
This week Andrea reminds us of the next tasks of work for the radio, the perks of volunteering at the radio (like tea, training and equipment).
Renu mentions preparing for the Chennai festival, the bizarre economy observed when working in Auroville with paid and free services, the problems of conditional generosity, our prioritees and our public services the mind set of money and the vibration of "being" that we still need to incarnate.
Under the clear, starry night in the relax atmosphere of Solitude Farm with good organic dinner hard rock group Nazca, hailing from Reunio Island offered their music.
As Krishna invited us in the beginning " ...heavy rock, melodic with taste of elegance..." we heard solid rock with interesting lyrics .... And it was an unique opportunity as the bend flew in the day of the performance, and left Auroville shortly after.
For rock lovers - pre Valentine gift.
This week you know all about why tourists must drive on the left side of the road, Why 3300 people will come to Auroville this week-end.
Why its important for more and more people to be involved in Auroville Radio, why we must do better to welcome volunteers, and why Andrea is open all the time, why Renu says about the graveyard and why Wazo is completely off off... and then its the end.