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Concert of Pelva Naik

Auroville Radio was present to immortalize the magic sounds, the beautiful moments of a musical meditation, last Saturday at Bharat Nivas. Enjoy the depth of sounds and let yourself merge into the vibes of Pelva and musicians' divine sphere of beauty and relaxation. The great singer Pelva Naik is a young and forthcoming artist of her generation. She has been trained by the late Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar Saheb, of the eminent Dagar Gharana of Dhrupad music. Read more

Friday, 24 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Sadhana Forest Kabir Music 3

Following two powerful musicians, a third group took to the stage. Playing guitar and singing soft songs, they created a very different energy. The Kabir says "O my heart became a dancer and danced, and when you dance, when you hear the drums of the wisdom of Dhayan and the sounds of bliss beating days and nights, it is so blissful that it spreads even to the land of death". Bindu Narayanaswamy was singing, with Vedanth Bharadwaj playing the guitar on her right side and Shrive on her left side expressing the songs as paintings. Read more

Saturday, 11 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
(Arts & Culture)
Matrivandana

In the wake of the Centenary of The Mother's first arrival in Pondicherry, The Ashram Music Group presented Matrivandana, a musical adoration of the Mother Goddess. On October 19, 2013, the group performed songs in Indian languages including Bengali and Oriya. It was a graceful evening filled with sublime devotional music. The divinity in the air was clearly perceivable as the Ashram Group singers let flow their love and adoration for The Mother Divine through their soulful rendition of the songs. Read more

Thursday, 24 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Romeo Juliet
Last night the Abhang theatre group shared with the community at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone a play Romeo Juliet. The play unfolds many questions in the context of structure of relationship, choice, innocence, revenge and hatred. A certain sense of incompleteness pervades within each character when he endeavours to transform his fantasy in to a reality. This in turn makes the character fall into the trap of Queen Mab that leads the direction of the play.

Sunday, 18 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Indian Classical Vocal Concert
At Pitanga (Auroville) on Monday 25th of March 2013 students of Nandita Di Di performed their annual Indian Classical Vocal Concert. The warm ambiance, the beautiful flower arrangements and the quality of the chosen songs has made the hour of the performance worth to remember. Most of the composition comes from the classical Indian tradition but some were composed by Nandita Di Di. Singers were accompanied by Debhashis Das on tabla and the harmonium was played by the teacher herself. The audience appreciated very much the event. Read more

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Prelude
On the minimalistic setting of the stage, which comes to life with light effects and sound, a man relives certain moments of his life. Vivek Vijayakumaran in this solo performance brings to the audience amazingly vivid all those moments which seems to be the ones defining the man's life. His questions are also very intimately connected with social parameters, hypocrisy and religious beliefs. Great theater solo performance touching essentials of Indian diverse society in cultural and religious backgrounds. Read more

Saturday, 09 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Pandit Shivnath Mishra
Pandit Shivnath Mishra performed in Auroville! He was in the Bharat Nivas on Wednesday, 6th March with his son Deobrat, also on Sitar, and Prashant Mishra on Tabla. It’s very rare to see three generation master musician’s on same stage. That is what we offer Pandit Shivnath Mishra and his two sons Deobrat and Prashant Mishra, among the world’s finest Sitar and Tabla Artists. Read more

Friday, 08 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Goddess Sarasvati final lecture
In this the last lecture of the series of 4 Nishtha brought back the rhythm and tone that was used originally in Sarasvati. So instead of having the dry mechanical tone and rhythm we now have the chants by the Rishis in beautiful poetic sounds and rhythms as was heard originally in the vision and spiritual experience of the Rishis of the Rig-Veda. Nishtha has translated all main and sub-hymns to the Goddess Sarasvati in the Rig-Veda. Comments of Sri Aurobindo's book 'The Secret of the Veda' where also included. Read more

Thursday, 07 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Classical Music With Subhra Guha
Guha is acknowledged as one of the finest thumri singers of the Poorab Ang among the younger generation of singers. Her voice is strikingly tuneful, exhibiting exquisite tonal malleability and is remarkably suited for khayal recital. Her style of rendition displays a mellow blending of vidya, impeccable raagdari and a rich gayaki that is both creative and aesthetically appealing. Her collection of rare thumri, dadra, kajri, chaiti, etc in pure Benaras tradition is also matchless.

Friday, 01 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Chanting to Goddess Sarasvati II
In this the second lecture about the Goddess Sarasvati, Nishtha translated and explained more of the poetry. Nishtha has translated all main and sub-hymns to the Goddess Sarasvati in the Rig-Veda. Participants had a chance to hear how the Rishis of the Rig-Veda chanted about what they heard and seen in the spiritual worlds as they where invoking the Goddess Sarasvati. There will be two succeeding lectures on Wednesday in Verite Hall 3-5 pm. Read more

Thursday, 21 February 2013
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Chanting to Goddess Sarasvati
Nishtha has translated all main and sub-hymns to Sarasvati in the Rig-Veda. In this first lecture Nishtha brought back the rhythm and tone that was used originally in Sarasvati. So instead of having the dry mechanical tone and rhythm we now have the chants by the Rishis in beautiful poetic sounds and rhythms. Participants also had the chance to join in the chants to the Goddess Sarasvati (the flow of Divine Inspiration) as was heard originally in the vision and spiritual experience of the Rishis of the Rig-Veda. Read more

Thursday, 14 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Smt Bombay Jayashree

Matri Arpanam - a once in a Blue Moon(*) happening. 30th August 2012. As twilight descended over the Park of Unity the candles around the stage became brighter while the fragrance of jasmine and tuberose from the flower decoration wafted ever stronger in the air. The marvel and wonder, however was the beautiful moon that hung in the sky like the quiet blessing of the Universal Mother who consented to make the evening as beautiful as possible for Her children who came to experience this special evening at the amphitheater of the Matrimandir. Read more

Tuesday, 04 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir 1st day - Mooralala Marwada
Mooralala Marwada is the seventh generation musician in his family , from Janana village of Kutch, he belongs to the Meghwal community and sings bhajans and kafis. Sindhi Sufi poet Shah Abdul Bhita poetry has been preserved and carried forward by only a few families of Kutch and Moora Lala is carrying the flame of his poetry in his music. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv9_3MW_nJA - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcI_6ToTuhY -/www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNWqe-xS1AU&feature=related -www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-fridayreview/article913667.ece - Read more

Thursday, 30 August 2012
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Magic Mukhtyar Ali for Kabir
Mukhtyar Ali represents the 26th generation of Mirasi Sufi singer from Bikaner and blends the Rajasthani folk idiom with refined classicism, singing the poetry of Kabir, Mira and other Sufi poets as Bulleh Shah. His performances in Auroville were very fascinating. Through the Kabir project, Mukhtiar was spotted by world music circuits and made his Europe debut in July 2007. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=nADkPKUYxtw&feature=related - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bxcy2eY_NM&feature=related - www.aurovilleperformingsarts.com - www.kabirproject.org Read more

Wednesday, 29 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Prahlad Tipanya for Kabir
Prahlad Singh Tipaniya is an Indian folk singer who performs Kabir bhajans and one of the most well known folk singers from Malwa, Madhya Pradesh. He performs together with a group of tambura, khartal, manjira, dholak, harmonium, timki and violin players. Prahlad Tipaniya toured in the UK and the United States, as well as in India, and his music has been played on All India Radio stations. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri in 2011. He also performed at the annual Sufi music festival, Ruhaniyat. Read more

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir 3rd day - Shabnam Virmani

Shabnam Virmani, is a documentary film maker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore since 2002. She is director of the Kabir Project. 7 years ago she started traveling with folk singers in Malwa, Rajasthan and Pakistan in a quest for the spiritual and socio-political resonances of the 15th century mystic poet Kabir in our contemporary. - www.kabirproject.org/films - www.aurovilleperformingarts.com - Read more

Friday, 24 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir by Mahesha Ram Group
The group belongs to the Chattangadh's Meghval community of Rajasthan with musicians not by profession but traditional carriers of Kabir’s poetry through the oral traditions of all-night jagrans and satsangs. Mahesha Ram had powerful voice with elongated notes and oscillations. The joy brought by he music and the bright pink and multicolored turbans was spontaneously accompanied by the audience's dance on Edayanchavadi sports ground. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=sop02Ivqji0&feature=related - www.aurovilleperformingarts.com - www.kabirprojects.org Read more

Thursday, 23 August 2012