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(Arts & Culture)
Kabir - Prahlad Tipanya

When Prahlad Tipanya came on the stage in Kalabhumi on second night of Sacred Music Festival Kabir audience was thrilled. His charismatic personality with honesty, and sense of humor attract seekers, while he is widely acknowledge to have deeply impacted and contributed to oral tradition of Kabir singing in Malwa. He is the one who propagate with great personal intensity and engagement the spiritual message of Kabir. He organizes every year Kabir music Festival, visited by thousands singing bhajans together and listen to musicians. Read more

Sunday, 08 April 2012
(Spirituality)
Kabir Satsang in Auroville
Just few hours before the first Kabir musical event in Kalabhumi. Listen to Parvathy Baul, Shabnam Virmani and Prahlad Tipanya sharing (in Hindi & English) their spiritual experiences. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Satsanga, Satsangam, Satsang (Sanskrit ??????? sat = true, sanga = company) in Indian philosophy means the company of the "highest truth," the company of a guru, or company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truth. Read more

Saturday, 07 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Joyful Singing
Chiildren of Dolphins and Rainbow Horses from Deepanam School had been practising singing with Joy and Jivatman for the whole school year... and they wanted to share with their friends, parents, members of community how joyful singing can be. Last night, despite that the Kabir Festival is going on in the city , audience was quite numerous, listening attentively to a range of songs from all over. Graceful children voices, accompanied by Jivatman on guitar cheered up our hearts. Read more

Saturday, 07 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Unspins Bharatanatyam
She who Unspins, performed by Ashwini Kaarthikeyan, was presented at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas. The performance was accompanied with live music by P.T. Narendran (Nattuvangam), G. Srikanth (Vocal), B.P. Haribabu (Mridangam), Easwar Ramakrishnan (Violin), Devaraj (Flute). This performance was a repertoire of purely Bharatanatyam classical recital dance in Tamil, Sanskrit & Telugu with simultaneous projected translations in English. Read more

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
ALL IS ONE
Positive energy pumped up by the beat of the music, strongly present but not aggressive, quite opposite is rapping for peace. And what a group of people with positive attitude can do in a few days with such an input of energy was shown at the ALL IS ONE performance at Visitors' Centre last night. EachOneTeachOne, a peace program founded by Anne Schmeckis (yearly visitor for the last 7 years) in close cooperation with Mohanam Sound Crew and Auroville Institute of Applied Technology, the event was sponsored by the German Pavilion. Read more

Wednesday, 04 April 2012
(News)
Joy of singing and Rap for Peace
We are all invited to A Gathering of the Residents on Thursday, April 5th, between 5pm-7.30pm at the Kalabhumi Amphitheatre. Deepanam School is inviting the community to a short Musical Evening on Friday the 6th April at 7 pm in the school, The children of age Dolphins and Rainbow-Horses are going to present the songs which they are practicing with Jivatman and Joy since the beginning of the year. Tomorrow at 8pm at Visitor Centre Bboys from Germany will share ALL IS ONE performance and rap for peace with Mohanam Sound Crew with the community Read more

Monday, 02 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Daniela Regnoli in Uragani
On tuesday 13th in Cripa at 9pm Daniela Regnoli has performed Uragani. This is a musical journey in the Germany of the Thirties, through ballads and songs written by Bertolt Brecht and set to music by Kurt Weil, which takes us into the past century's Europe in the period between the two wars. There are stories of women who recall their sixtenneth year of age, when they were still children and ready to fall in love with the first wrongdoer they would meet, women without adolescence who grew up too quickly under the bombs of the 2nd world war. Read more

Friday, 23 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Ukrainian Musical Offerings

Interesting combination of some Ukrainian and Russian folk songs with tabla, performed by Olga, Rustam, musical travellers from Ukraina, and Raj from Sadhana Forest, who brought to listeners a unique blend of cultures. They named it Jamming in the Clouds, and as all three are, although young, very talented and experienced musicians, songs were played and sung smoothly. Olga with her amazing voice shared pure joy from the highest pitches to the throat singing of folk songs, and expressed her clear and high devotion through mantras. Read more

Thursday, 22 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Nathalie Mentha in Per Edith Piaf
On 13th at CRIPA Nathalie Mentha performes Per Edith Piaf, with the direction and the technical assistance by Pino Di Buduo, from Teatro Potlach in Italy. This performance is a musical journey in France of the 1930s and 1950s through Edith Piaf's songs - stories of lives in the underworld of the French gangsters, stories of women in love, stories of passion, of dreams, of memories. The theme, the soul which ties all the stories together, and maybe even more Edith Piaf's own soul, seems to be: Whatever happens, don't ever stop believing in love. Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
(City Life)
Koodam Coming
Auroville Bakery Erumalai, member of Auroville Council shares what’s on the Council table. Auroville welcomes the return of Mr N. Balabaskar, as Auroville Secretary once again, and at the same time bids farewell to Mr S. Loganathan, who has been Acting-Secretary. ALL IS ONE - breakdance and rap music for peace - Indo-German fusion; ‘EachOneTeachOne’ with Mohanam Youth Project offers workshops. FIRST AID Workshop: Learn Basic Life Support: how to react to everyday accidents, what NOT TO DO! Call Pitanga for further information. Read more

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Rock and Love in Visitor Center
As every year, Anna was back on stage with her concert 'Rock and Love for Your Soul' for all of us rock (and of course funk, soul, r&b) music lovers. And, as one guest exhaled, we went down the memory lane... From lady Gaga to Stones, from Adele to Michael Jackson... The music made us move and shake our bodies to the groove (though some got a bit too excited!). Anna was supported by Pierre (Guitar), Edo (Guitar), Saga (Bass) and Saravanan (Drums). It was a night to be together and share with Anna the passion for music and dance! Read more

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Bulgarian Dinner and Folk Music
Listen to a cross-cultural music experience by Marina and Nicolai from Bulgaria, who are spreading their instrumental and vocal music in different countries including Germany, India and Bulgaria. On Sunday evening they played in Sve-Dame, unfortunaltely facing some sound problems. After a rich Bulgarian dinner the audience listened to the tambura, other traditional instruments, and Nicolais sonorous voice. The combination of traditional folk music from Bulgaria and African or Indian music creates very unusual acoustics. Read more

Monday, 12 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Hindustani Vocal with Nandita Di
Just as music crosses all boundaries, Nandita di has students of all ages learning Hindustani Vocal Music. They all came together at SAWCHU - Bharat Nivas on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to present a Hindustani Music Concert. In this soiree, the audience experienced melodious classical Indian music on the beats of tabla accompanied by sitar, harmonium, and a whole lot joy and peace. Read more

Friday, 09 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
International Womens Day Meeting
'Around the world women are rising up and joining hands to lay the foundation for peace and human unity.' Yesterday at the 8th of March, around 60 women, children and a few male spectators gathered at the Tibetan Pavilion to celebrate the International Womens Day. Dancing, singing, Laughter Yoga, Storytelling, Meditative chanting and a happy ending with samosas and juice - the Womans meeting was a great success. This is a programme in English with Tamil translations. Read more

Friday, 09 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Svaram 9th Birthday Celebration
The Svaram 9th Birthday was celebrated in the showroom building in front of the laboratory of musical instruments. It started at 5 pm with an invocation by Abbot Martin Mosko. He sang a ancient Zen Buddhist chant. At 5:15 pm there was a premiere listening of the CD Palm of my Hand (by Sunshine Music) a musical poetic collaboration by Anungla and Holger. Shortly after Katy Sedna performed two songs with her acustic guitar. Later played the trio composed by Harshad (santoor), Nadaprem (violin and bansuri) and Teo (space drum). Read more

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
World Music with Balkan  Beats
In context of Invocation of Bulgarian Pavilion, Nikolali Ivanov and Marina Velikova brought on the stage a breeze of "ethnologization", at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, in the Pavilion of Indian Culture of International Zone. With quite clear undertones of Bulgarian ethnic rhythms, it was as if the sound danced its way trough world music and jazz improvisations. Nikolai Ivanov, a composer and artist, was using keyboards , loops, tamboura, different flutes and voice, while Marina Velikova impressed us on bassoon and tampura. Read more

Tuesday, 06 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Chanting for the Dragon Year
In order to celebrate the turn of the year, Tibetan students from Dharamsala let us listen to their traditional chanting in the Tibetan Pavilion. After their singing the audience was invited to join in meditation. Each year of the 12-year circle of the Chinese calendar is represented by a different animal. This wednesday was the first day of the Dragon year 2139. The day before a new year begins, Tibetans affirm their dedication to the dharma by chanting and meditating. They let go of the old and welcome the new. Read more

Thursday, 23 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Garden concert by Ariel Eisen
On a beautiful afternoon in the gardens of Mitra Youth Hostel, American singer/songwriter Ariel Eisen decided to treat us to a small and spontaneous performance. She has been in Auroville since January, and essentially came to study carnatic singing, but found in Auroville a place of peace and inspiration. She plays three original songs, one of which was written in the same garden it is played in now for the first time. She is delighted to give part of herself to Auroville, which has already given her so much. Read more

Wednesday, 22 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Hildegard of Bingen
No surprise that the performance at Arka starring Heather Lee and Kim Cunio for the second time was absolutely magnificent. Kim began by divulging the extraordinary life of Hildegard of Bingen which surprisingly exposed the origins of tithing, it's Christian mandate and her incredible donation of self as an anchorite; a person who has retired to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion. In brief, the audience was delivered a history lesson about the concept of giving. Read more

Monday, 20 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Songs of Love Longing Concert
The full name of this concert is "Songs of Love Longing and Liberation beyond Borders", a fantastic performance by Parvathy Baul and Latif Bolat with the sound of Asian spiritual traditions. Overall an enchanting night, with candles on stage surrounding Parvathy. Her amazing voice and skill with playing multiple instruments at the same time: a Guggi (Drum) and an Ektara. Parvathy was altogether a beauty, a storm, a child or a tiger, with a voice coming from an other spiritual dimension. made it a performance to be remembered. Read more

Wednesday, 15 February 2012
(News)
Horses and Fire
In today's news we feature interview with Shivaraj, of the village Kottakarai, who is the man behind the Martuvam Healing Forest. On February 13 an electrical fire burnt down his family's home where he grew up and where his mother now lives. No person was harmed in the fire, but the house and everything inside is completely gone. On Sunday 19th between 10am to 1pm at Deepanam School we are all invited to the Big Bazaar, and about this fundraising event for the benefit of the horses with talked with Falguni - teacher, about it. Read more

Tuesday, 14 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Jacky Mouvillat Live Music
On February 09, 2012, Jacky Mouvillat, a French musician living in America, and his team performed live at Pitanga, Auroville. With Jacky on the Chapman stick (a rare American instrument like a 12-string guitar), Anaka singing, Manosh Bardhan on Tabla and Mathew Littlewood on Soprano Saxophone, the concert was a wonderful potpourri of world music - Electroacoustic, Indie, Indian classical and Jazz - that left the audience asking for more. Click the play logo, listen and let go.... Live Concert Music, 60 minutes. Read more

Friday, 10 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Jacky with Chapman Stick
On Thursday 9th of February at 7.30 at Pitanga in Samasti we will have a chance to listen again to Jacky Mouvillat playing Chapman Stick, a 12 string electric guitar. This time he will be accompanied by Anaka (singing), Manosh Bardhan on tablas and by Matthew Littlewood on soprano saxophone. Jacky inspired trough his traveling all over the world in 2001 devoted himself to playing his own compositions on the Chapman Stick after meeting Ernett Chapman, the inventor of this unique instrument. He likes to share ideas with the fellow musicians. Read more

Tuesday, 07 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Yemadas
Night was late already due to the technical problems earlier in the afternoon when Yemadas came on the stage. Yemadas - nomads with positive attitude as they explained way back always come with some new members, and some new worldly instruments. This toss their songs were softened by space drum, violin and flute, and in some songs we had a chance to hear didgereedoo as well. Fusion of indio-afro-brasilian rhythms all so close to earth breathing swung as to a dance. For excellent sound we can thank Joel with his team ... Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
(Economy)
Svaram new home
Aurelio sounded the Ring for the official opening of the new Svaram building. Puja interviewed him about this special day and its significance. He said that this particular building will serve as an exhibition place, storeroom and research space. Besides this Svaram has its first building on the outer ring road,. The new space replaces an old building that burnt down 3 years ago. It represents 1 degree of 360 degrees of the ring, and tries to invoke the original plan of Aruoville to manifest the symbol of the Galaxy plan. Read more

Wednesday, 28 December 2011
(City Life)
Fair_De_Luck
Saturday afternoon could be called almost perfect. The weather was sweet, children of all ages and big kids in a festive mood, music playing with energetic announcements by Anand, enticing smells of food. It's hard to imagine the beginning of Christmas and New Year holidays in Auroville without the traditional fair at the Youth Center. Stalls in the event area offered many interesting items and games. Suryan rocked us with his great voice, TLC children made us laugh with their play...but..but...from some local young men who were drunk br... Read more

Monday, 19 December 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Soulful
It was a special treat for music lovers: Friday's concert by Suryan who is blessed by an amazing, rich and charming voice, capable of different styles. Whether soul, R&B, funk, poetic rock...his songs deal with emotions honest and open yet sometimes with a healthy humorous distance. His honesty and heart-probing songs touched us, brought us nearly to tears. And maybe for the first time in public the richness of his songs came out. The intimacy of the room in Pitanga as well as the duet with Taranti combined to make the event one of the kind. Read more

Monday, 05 December 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Sukhino - a musician by nature
Sukhino is one of our musicians here in Auroville and his music an interesting mix of Blues, Ambiance, Mediterranean Style and Spanish guitar. He is composing and producing all the songs himself in his little sound studio. Here you will hear some of his songs and get some insights into his life and work. His CDs are available in the Auroville boutiques, can be ordered through internet at www.la-boutique-bio.com or from himself email: sukhinosergio@gmail.com. You can also listen to more songs at www.myspace.com/sukhino. Read more

Friday, 02 December 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Mantra is creation by Word
The word is a sound expressive of the idea. In the supra-physical plane when an idea has to be realised, one can by repeating the word-expression of it, produce vibrations which prepare the mind for the realisation of the idea. That is the principle of the Mantra and of japa. One repeats the name of the Divine and the vibrations created in the consciousness prepare the realisation of the Divine. It is the same idea that is expressed in the Bible, “God said, Let there be Light, and there was Light.” It is creation by the Word. - [Sri Aurobindo] Read more

Tuesday, 08 November 2011
(Spirituality)
100 Thousand Poets for Change
World Poetry Movement organized for 24th of September World Poetry Reading day, and 283 poetry reading in 80 countries occured that day. Unity Pavilion with the Tamil Heritage Centre with Anandi was the host of one in Auroville, starting by reading of Savitri in many languages. B while reciting his poem Today also wanted to join this event with The Moving Planet event, which is trying to reverse global warming, and was organized for the same day. And as the need for the kind of global solidarity, the need for ecological push is here. Read more

Sunday, 25 September 2011
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