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(Arts & Culture)
Swaha Blues Band in PY

The 11th edition of the "Freedom Jam"’, an annual music event supported by the Department of Tourism, Government of Puducherry, was held this last weekend.  Being a part of Republic Day celebrations, it took place at three venues. Seagulls Restaurant was one place hosting Auroville musicians. Swaha Blues Band performed, with Swaha on vocal, Rolf on bass, Ingo on harmonica, Robert on drums, and Pierre and Edo on guitar. Read more

Friday, 31 January 2014
8th Tibet Festival Performance

A very moving performance, last Saturday night, at the Tibetan Pavilion in Auroville, was given as part of the 8th Tibet festival. TSAM (Tibetan Students Association of Madras) expressed, through traditional dance and singing, their hope for a free Tibet. The show ended with the Tibet national anthem which brought tears to my eyes, partly out of gratitude to the generosity and warmth displayed by these hobbyist dancers and singers. Such goodwill, honesty, sense of humor and commitment to the cause of their country. Forget hobbyist, I saw only the weight of the humanitarian work that they are doing. Free Tibet! Read more

Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Tibetan Dances, GM on WMS

The Residents Assembly Service invites us tomorrow at 4.30pm, to the Unity Pavilion (International Zone), for a General Meeting on the Water Maintenance Service. The Entry Service invites us on Saturday at 3pm, also to the Unity Pavilion, for a brainstorming / work session on the different possible ways of being associated with Auroville. Today, the 8th Festival of Tibetan Culture starts, at 6.45pm, at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (International Zone), with a film on Milarepa. Tomorrow, at 7pm, TSAM will share a Cultural Dance performance with us. Also, Happy Pongal to all, from AurovilleRadio! Read more

Monday, 13 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Sadhana Forest Kabir Music 2

During the second part of the Sadhana Forest Kabir music festival that took place last Saturday night., we had the great pleasure to listen to Moorala Marwada. A Sufi folk singer from the Janana village of the Kutch District, in Gujarat, India, he sings the poetry of Kabir, Mirabai, Ravidas and others. Bhittai.Mooralala, who sings at every gathering, be it a satsang, a wedding, or a fair, at his village, doesn't believe in taking money for singing; "When I sing at weddings they give me money but when I sing in the name of Kabir Read more

Thursday, 09 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Sadhana Forest Kabir Music 1

Last Saturday was quite a memorable day for the Sadhana Forest community and all its guests. Having welcomed everyone to celebrate their ten years of existence, they served up numerous activities during the day and late into the night. The place was crowded, especially waiting for the Kabir Music performance. AurovilleRadio was there, of course, recording this great event for you. The concert started with Prahladji Singh Tipaniya, had people celebrate, in a great spirit of freedom and unity, and only ended at 3am on the Sunday morning, Read more

Wednesday, 08 January 2014
(City Life)
Extra ”Fair Extraordinaire”

The "Fair Extraordinaire" at the Youth Centre was indeed extraordinary. The YC team and volunteers made sure that one of the most favored social festivals of the Auroville calendar will remain as such. In addition to regular activities a lot of new nooks and corners, especially catering to to children, had been added. A long list of vendors, a new pizza oven, homebred Auroville bands and Bollywood dancers, made sure that each person could find suitable entertainment. The Cake Competition, and a lot of music were especially appreciated. A mix of sounds recorded at the fair follows. Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Swaha`s  Blues Band

The sun was still blazing on the Youth Centre traditional Christmas fair, this year named "Fair Extraordinaire", when Swaha and her excellent Blues Band took over the stage. Their passion for blues was shared with an excited audience. Later on, in a different set with a more acoustic band, Swaha proved that soul, too, is close to her heart. The fair was in full swing with numerous activities for the young, younger and youngest also, who were tempted with some delicious foods and goodies. Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Suryan, Margarita, Krishna...

The excellently amazing and charming voice of Suryan merged with the equally mesmerizing voice of young Italian volunteer Margarita, who has managed to become famous in the community over the past few months. They nailed the audience to attentive listening, dwelling into known and less known songs. Krishna with Francoise, with Tamil party, managed to bring laughter, while Francoise, together with a violinist, took us on a different path and to another space. The "Fair Extraordinaire" , the traditional Youth Centre Christmas Fair was slowly coming to an end. Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Rock`n`Roll for the End

The "Fair Extraordinaire" was concluded with Amrit's Rock'n'Roll Band. With some delays, the fair came to a successful end with solid rock'n'roll and interesting lyrics. All those who had been waiting rather patiently into the late hours of the night were thrilled and compelled to join the band in dancing in front of the stage. Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2013
”Fair Extraordinaire”

The Youth Centre "Fair Extraordinaire" takes place on Saturday the 28th from 2pm onwards, offering all the fun that the community favors for the holiday season. Today at 5pm, the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (International Zone) invites us to a rare occasion of the opening of an exhibition prepared by the Tibet Museum unit of the Department of International Relations of the Central of Tibetan Administration (Dharamsala). An Exhibition is a Journey in Exile and also depicts recent situations inside Tibet. It will be on for only four days. Tomorrow Cripa presents “CARNATIC Trio”, at 8pm. Read more

Thursday, 26 December 2013
(City Life)
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

This weekend, the Auroville Ultimate Frisbee tournament was held. It was the first Auroville tournament where we could see the home teams playing other teams of India. For people new to the sport it was a good occasion to discover this unique game, where men and women compete alongside, in a fair-play attitude. The rules of the sport were explained and what stands out is the fact that there is no referee. Every Monday and Saturday about 40 players practice  at 4:30 PM at Certitude. Read more

Monday, 23 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Barhat Nivas presents Viraj Amar

On Saturday night, Bharat Nivas presented a promising artist, Viraj Amar, as part of Auroville Diwali festivities. Amars systematic training, from a very tender age, has left her very well prepared for the disciplined world of classical music, and her talents have clearly bloomed under the guidance of her Gurus: Smt. Manju Mehta for Sitar and Pandit Vilas Rao Khandekar & Smt. Rupande Shah for classical Vocal Music. At present, she is the foremost pupil of her the illustrious Pt. Rajan - Sajan Mishra, the acknowledged maestros of the Benaras Gharana ( Read more

Monday, 04 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Lights, firecrackers & fun

Pop!! Bang!! Whooo!! Boom!!! That's fireworks at work... Bang! Whoosh!! Crackle! Wizz!! Swirl! Whistle! Flash... Burst... Sputter! Hiss!! Whizz!!! Listen to kids running as parents watch them enjoy the event in a relaxed mood. It was a beautiful night with Aurovilians and guest gathering together waiting to enjoy the concert at Bharat Nivas Auditorium. Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and it is usually celebrated by families performing traditional activities together in their homes. Read more

Sunday, 03 November 2013
Community Decisions

On Wednesday October the 30th at 4.30pm, the community is invited to a General Meeting to discuss the status of Ramesh Ramalingam. This GM will take place at the Unity Pavilion, International Zone. The following Wednesday, Nov 6th, also at 4.30pm, we are again invited to a GM at Unity Pavilion, during which the proposed New Organization and Selection Process for the Working Committee and the Auroville Council will be presented. On Tuesday November 5th, finally, there will be a Residents' Assembly Decision-Making Event to ratify/refuse the proposal, whereby people can turn up at any time between 10am to 4pm to vote.  Read more

Monday, 28 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Day 2 at the Singing Festival

The second day of the Singing Festival, again well attended, started earlier than the previous evening. Jimbo, as the night before, was behind the microphone, entertaining the audience and filling gaps in-between the numbers of the 15 crews of the evening. Singers, although representing nations, were unified when it came to certain songs, and to singing itself. The Singing Festival clearly showed that there are many talents in the community, and that a wish to socialize beyond normal formal frames exists. Read more

Friday, 11 October 2013
Masala Stage

In today's news we are featuring Renana, one of a team of volunteers at New Colors. She invites us to Masala Stage this Saturday 12th of October at 4pm at New Colors, Edayanchavady. This weekend we are also invited to participate in Navaratri-Garba Dance on October 11th and 12th, at 7:30pm, at SAWCHU, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. The General Meeting on a land exchange proposal in the North Eastern Greenbelt is postponed to October 23rd. On Wednesday 16th at 5pm at Unity Pavilion, a GM on Entry-Exict Policy Read more

Thursday, 10 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Singing Festival Day 1

Minsun, Joy, and Gumsoon organized the first Auroville Singing Festival. At the amphitheater of Kalabhumi singers from 25 different nations performed their repertoire. Aged from 3 years old to over 70, the singers selected some of the most beloved folk and traditional songs from their nations. The Latin American team really rocked the show... and Margarita, well know in Auroville for her scientific researches on Effective Microorganisms, will from now on be also very much appreciated for her incredible energy on stage! Read more

Wednesday, 09 October 2013

Jesse is announcing INIKI MALARKEY, NALAKI ANARCHY, a new kids play. Tomorrow evening at 8pm at Kalabhumi we can witness the hare-brained madness that is Miraculous Production's latest foray into crazy nonsense with a cast of 36 children. We are also invited to a Singing Festival - Community Sings on Saturday evening from 7.30 to 9pm and on Sunday from 5 to 7.30pm, at the same space, Kalabhumi (CRIPA in case of rain). It has 130 participants originating from 24 countries. On Monday at 10am at Unity Pavilion: Renewable Energy ... seminar. Read more

Thursday, 03 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Anna and Rolf at AVFF13

For the last night of the Auroville Film Festival 13, as part of the closing and awards giving ceremony, the social part, with live music, was still going strong. A high-spirited audience had a chance to listen to Anna Taj and Rolf. They had been announced a couple times before but canceled due to rain and other circumstances. Finally, they brought to the space some soft jazz, classical music and songs from Anna's first Album Golden Heart. Francoise joined them for the last piece.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Talk on Vedanta
Tomorrow and on Wednesday at Cinema Paradiso in Town Hall at 5pm The French Pavilion presents Talk on Vedanta "Living the Vision of Oneness" The Upanishads and the Gita by Neema Majmudar. At Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone on Saturday we are invited to The Auroville Variety Show - Part I . A community sings on 4th October Saturday 7~9.30 pm / 5th Sunday 5~7.30 pm Kalabhumi (in case of rain CRIPA) at SINGING FESTIVAL 130 there would be 130 participants, from 25 countries! Read more

Monday, 23 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Mongbra and  Other Awards

After five days screening of many good movies, sharing music , socializing... Auroville Film Festival 13 concluded yesterday with closing ceremony. Amazing work of students, with lots of enthusiasm, humor, creativity consist a big part of festival, and clearly shows that youth got a lot of potentials, capacities and freedom to develop it further. Marco, Sasi, Tom, Christoph, Krishna....and many many more made the festival happened, providing the platform to share city creativity along with the category on theme of human unity from outside. Read more

Monday, 23 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AVFF13 5th Night in Full Swing
As is the Auroville Film Festival 13 approaching toward its conclusion it seems that everything goes more smoothly. At musical part next to shamiana last night Niki started with peaceful reggae for the Peace Day, followed by some poetry reading with Nikita and Anand. Christa and Christopher from Ashram shared with audience Andersen story accompanied by flute. Daniela on guitar softened sunset, while Francoise and Joska, who was later replaced by Rolf brought some lively beats to the place. Suryan with few new songs concluded the night. Read more

Sunday, 22 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AVFF13 4th Night with Storm
Despite the rain, and the storm to start the evening with, perseverance, optimism of the team lead by Anungla keep adapting to the weather circumstances, made the evening successful. We have heard some poetry read by Krishna and Sasikant, Sri Aurobindo poem recited by Sharan, some songs sung by Archana. Puskhar on keyboard, Pinco Pallino (Gino) on set of home made alternative percussion excited the audience with their exploration of melodies and beats. The evening concluded with Rolf on guitar, and Francois on clarinet, violin and guitar. Read more

Saturday, 21 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Festival Spirits - Day 3
With so many art installations (which are keep appearing), every day live music and entertainment, with food and drinks this year Auroville Film Festival 13 again could be put at the side of those real international festivals around the world. Yesterday in the evening we had a chance to hear Flute Duet by Dorothy and Yun Sung, followed by father and son due of Yam and Aran. Daniele, despite her gentle voice and touch on guitar excited gathered, but Aloe and Tara, accompanied with Jana and Martin thrilled the crowd with their excellent voices. Read more

Friday, 20 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Second music night films festival

The second night of the third Auroville Film Festival 13 took place yesterday at Town Hall, and begun with a short rain fall that led to reorganization of the stage, little delay in the music program and the cancelation of few artists originally scheduled. Nevertheless, the audience had the pleasure to listen, while having dinner from Pour Tous and coffee and sweets from Mark, to Joska and her band, then it was time for Jivatman and his solo vocal and guitar show. He was followed by the Russian band of Kvitka, Dusha, and friends. Read more

Thursday, 19 September 2013
Sunday, World Peace Day
In today's news we are featuring an interview with Krishna on Auroville Film Festival 13, which is going on in, and around Town Hall until Sunday 22nd. At 6pm on Sunday at Town Hall Plaza AVFF13 will conclude. We are invited by The Amphitheatre Group and the Residents' Assembly Service on Sunday at 5pm at Matrimandir Banyan Tree to a Concentration – silent gathering for the physical manifestation of Auroville. Repos need our help - Sunday at 9am to fill some more sand bags to stop the erosion. We can also contribute on Pt# 251194. Read more

Thursday, 19 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Auroville Film Festival 2013
After two years AV FIlm Festival is here again. Many participated in its organization, many participated with art installations, with music and dance at the yesterday's opening, and of course many submitted their films, which would be screen in next five days on three locations at Town Hall. Tom, Sasikant and Marco officially opened the festival with some explanations, categories of films and introducing judges. Despite that this time the budget was very tight, and not secured almost to the end, the overall feeling is vibrant, alive, colorful. Read more

Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Open Platform, Art Installations
Today at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone we are invited to Open Platform. In today's news are some short interviews with artist working on installations for the occasion of third Auroville Film Festival 2013 - Renu, Marc, Archana, Putra and Manci. Festival will open its doors tomorrow at 5pm at Town Hall, and until 22nd we would be able to see screened films on three locations - Cinema Paradiso, Conference Room, and outdoor screening. First film will be shown tomorrow at 7.30pm. Beside films live music, poetry... food Read more

Monday, 16 September 2013
AVFF13, Entry, Repos
Today's news featuring interview with Marco by Andrea on coming Auroville Film Festival 13, the third in a row, which will start on Tuesday 17th of September at 5pm in Town Hall. On Saturday at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in International Zone presentation to the community from the Entry Service. On Sunday at 5pm at Matrimandir Banyan tree a Collective concentration for the physical manifestation of Auroville - Silent gathering . Plea from Repos to help to fill up sandbags for immediate solution in fighting erosion of the beach Read more

Thursday, 12 September 2013
Sri Ganesh Chaturthy
It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day when Ganesha was born. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The community is invited today 4 to 6pm to celebrate sri Ganesh Chaturthy at his little shrine located at the turn from the National Highway. GM on Wednesday at 4pm at UP in IZ on proposed large land exchange in North Eastern Greenbelt Read more

Monday, 09 September 2013
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