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Tag: Poetry Ordering
(Arts & Culture)
Trovadores, Aurelio & Nadaprem

Last Friday, there was a peaceful multicultural art sharing with Anandi at Unity Pavilion. Poems were told through sounds and movements with music, and mime artists and lovers told stories in various ways. Nadaprem and Aurelio led a beautiful musical meditation, using a mix of soft Western-Indian harmonies. Joska took us on a trip back to medieval times, generously sharing, with his guitalele, his love of the era. Drupad joined to tell a poem through mime and poetry lovers read poetry in Tamil, Spanish, and English. We hope to see you all, as we meet again on Saturday March 1st! Read more

Tuesday, 04 February 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Piano improvisation

Another trip in Hartmut Von Lieres′ universe on Thursday night at Pitanga; a transportation through a mix of tonic and smooth indian, Spanish, jazz and classical European sounds. Close your eyes and let yourself enter Hartmut′s energetic and sensitive world. You might end up going to an unknown destination or imagine, through the story of his notes, the scenario of a film. Auroville Radio was there to capture the moment and we share it here with you. So enjoy the work of a virtuoso, and stay tuned for the musical story never ends. 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)
Shraddhavan filmed interview

Shraddhavan is the Sanskrit name given by the Mother, in June 1972,  to an English woman who joined Auroville in 1970 and has lived here ever since. After studying English Language and Literature at Bristol University in the U.K. she travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Australia before coming to Auroville. Here, she works as an educator, translator, editor and writer. Several of her poems, stories, essays and book reviews have been published in the Ashram journal Mother India as well as in Heritage magazine. Read more

Thursday, 26 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Collected Poems - Sri Aurobindo
I have rendered a few poems from the book Collected Poems of Sri Aurobindo. I am having a great time discovering the multi-faceted grandeur of Sri Aurobindo's poetic genius. I am interested in sharing with the listeners my voice-adventure of trying to feel and render the poetry of Sri Aurobindo. The poem Bride of the Fire was written on November 11, 1935. The listeners can look forward to more such endeavours in the time to come. I am thankful to AurovilleRadio for letting me experiment. Read more

Monday, 25 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Singing From The Heart
Yesterday late afternoon in Svedame, the Buterfly barn had the privilege to host Upahar Anand, for a single session. Upahar, originally from the UK, lives in Tiruvannamalai, site of Ramana Maharshi ashram, sacred mount Arunachala and a town of spiritual pilgrimage. He is an accomplished and experienced multi-instrumentalist, adept on harmonium, guitar, drum, vocals and flute. He has an extensive repertoire of chants and songs. Please enjoy his powerful Kirtan. Read more

Tuesday, 29 October 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
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
(Arts & Culture)
Trovodores in August
At this sitting of Los Trovodores, ad-hoc minstrels of the community, Anandi brought copies of some of the first poetry collections published in Auroville. She read a poem dedicated to Anna Maria and told of their friendship in the old days. Chitra read a poem in Tamil, written by Meenakshi, based on a letter by Sri Aurobindo written after Mrinalini's passing. Aran recited an ancient Hebrew song, and later sang "Shir Lamaalot" with Mayaan, Tamar and Gal. Susanna read a Spanish translation of a poem by Sri Aurobindo. Read more

Sunday, 01 September 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Poems of Love and Travel
Raining Wednesday evening offered interesting closure with poetry evening. Monica Mody, already known in Auroville, introduced this time her new, soon to be published, book - Kala Pani - with poems of love and travel. She has published three chapbooks of poetry & cross-genre experiments and her writing has recently appeared in The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry, iARTistas, The Poetry, Pyrta, and Northeast Review, among other places. She lives in San Francisco." Read more

Friday, 16 August 2013
Invitation by Sri Aurobindo
Invitation With wind and the weather beating round me Up to the hill and the moorland I go. Who will come with me? Who will climb with me? Wade through the brook and tramp through the snow? Not in the petty circle of cities Cramped by your doors and your walls I dwell; Over me God is blue in the welkin, Against me the wind and the storm rebel. I sport with solitude here in my regions, Of misadventure have me a friend. Who would live largely? Who would live freely? Here to the wind-swept uplands ascend. I am the lord of tempest and mountain, I am the Spirit Read more

Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Dance, Vocal, Poetry
On Monday 12th August, 2013 at 8 pm At the Ashram Theater Pandit Kumar Mardur Vocalist of the Kirana Gharana sings for us .On 14th at 7.45pm at Pitanga Monica Mody will share with us A Poetry Evening With poems of love and travel. On 13th, and 14th August between 9am to 11am, and from 4.30 to 6.30 pm at SACAR in Pondicherry we are invited to a SACAR's offering at the occasion of Centenary year of the Mother's First Arrival "I have seen the Mother" where Ashram and Auroville devotees recount the Mother's guidance in their day to day life. Read more

Thursday, 08 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Cycle of life
This project consists of two poems that I chose to read aloud and they are accompanied by music. The first poems is called "The Cycle Of Life "it explains how the cycle of life goes. This poem is anonymous. The second poem is called " Leisure " and its by William Henry Davies and its about free time and it talks about, that we do not have time to just do nothing in life. Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Le Corbeau et le Renard
Maître Corbeau, sur un arbre perché, Tenait en son bec un fromage. Maître Renard, par l'odeur alléché, Lui tint à peu près ce langage : Et bonjour, Monsieur du Corbeau, Que vous êtes joli ! que vous me semblez beau ! Sans mentir, si votre ramage Se rapporte à votre plumage, Vous êtes le Phénix des hôtes de ces bois. À ces mots le Corbeau ne se sent pas de joie, Et pour montrer sa belle voix,... Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Los Trovadores Poetry Round Table
On an idyllic late afternoon outside the Visitors Center a small group convened to share in an appreciation of poetry. Around a round table we sat, serenaded by musicians in the cool shade of trees as the day drew toward dusk. Anandi, Jill, Roger, and Celestine shared their own poems while others recited favorites from Sri Aurobindo, Borges and more. Hear beautifully diverse voices express, in their own words and others', impressions and reflections inspired by Auroville, music, love, aspiration, unity and the soil underfoot. Read more

Thursday, 02 May 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Stick Chapman & Company
Jackie Mouvilllat on the Stick Chapman accompanied by the vocals and reverse writing of Anaka, Manosh Bardhan on the Tabla and Matt Littlewood on Soprano Saxophone came together in a concert at Pitanga last weekend. A memeber of the guitar of the guitar family, the Chapman Stick usually has ten or twelve individually tuned strings. It is a polyphonic chordal instrument that is at once a guitar, a bass, a piano and percussion. Anaka uses a transparent plexiglass with an indigenous technique of reverse writing . Read more

Friday, 26 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Out of many events in Auroville which community, guests and volunteers can witness, book events are rare. At Pitanga on Monday evening was one of latest, a introduction of debut novel of a young author from Chennai Arja Rajam. Arya herself shortly described the story of the book - Blood, Sweat and Tears which talks about hardship of professional dancers, ballerinas. Jill, Anu and Arya herself have read few passages from the novel. The introduction was followed by questions and answers session, and distribution of the copies to the audience Read more

Wednesday, 24 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Voyage interieur part 2
Je devais rester une demi-journée à Auroville et j'y suis resté un mois. Un apres-midi, je me suis retrouvé au Matrimandir, seul dans un pétale. Je m'y suis installe et moi qui d’habitude ne ressens rien dans les lieux vibratoires, j’y ai entendu un son... l'aventure commencait. I had to stay half a day in Auroville and I stayed there for a month. An after-noon, I found myself Matrimandir alone in a petal. I've installed and I who usually do not feel anything in places vibration, I heard there's a ...adventure was beginning. Read more

Friday, 12 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Unity and Love
The New South Africa Jazz Collective's performance last night at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone thoroughly thrilled all who who have decided to come. Although some of them young, but talented and very much skillful, the members of NSAJC shared with the community some solid jazz standards with its uniqueness of their country of origin - South Africa, and cultural soundscapes of lively rhythms, which have left almost no one remaining siting. ICCR and AV Foundation sponsored the concert. Read more

Monday, 25 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
AV`s Minstrels in action
AV's Minstrels gathered again this month at Marc's Coffee in the Visitor Center to share their poetry passion. All is welcome and if you have some of your own personal poetry please come next month to share. All languages are well come but you might be asked to translate it afterward in to English. Gordon also provided some good flute music to change the mood for the next poetic journey. Hope to see you there next time and maybe also hear the passion of your heart. Read more

Friday, 22 March 2013
Celebrating Spring Equinox
The 21st of March the Sun cut the Celestial Equator in two .Day and Night are equals ... and Auroville's Trovadores meet at Marc Coffee by at the Visitor Centre just to share poems, with Gordon playing the flute. The same day at 5.30pm at Savitri Bhavan Meditative musical "Bansuri and Vocal" concert inspired by raga Kirwani and raga Ahir Bhairav. With Bansuri flute - Kees van Boxtel, Vocals Tanpoura - Caroline from Auroville. GM on Wednesday at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion on work of Working Committee. Sorcery at Sea - 22.adn 23. at 8pm. Read more

Monday, 18 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Sarasvati in Vedas
This is the third lecture about the Goddess Sarasvati. Nishtha translated and explained more of the poetry. He 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 what they heard and saw in the spiritual worlds as they where invoking the Goddess Sarasvati. There will be a succeeding lecture on Wednesday in Verite Hall from 3-5 pm.

Monday, 04 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
A Dream Concert
It is amazing that most of the time we are not really aware how many talented children we got in the city. Jana has gathered some of those who are practicing music on different ways, either with teachers or on their own, maybe with friends, and introduced them last night at Youth Center with the program they have named A Dream Concert. Starry night, full of enthusiasm and excitement because some were on the stage for the first time, some shared music that they have composed ... but in all joyfully accepted by gathered audience... Hallelujah Read more

Sunday, 24 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Poetry and Music

Stars in the Soup A programme of poetry and music Shraddhavan reads from her collection of poems Gordon plays his flute Thursday February 7th at 5.15 pm, Savitri Bhavan Hall Read more

Monday, 11 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Jazz in Transformation - Night
Sweet afternoon has turned into a night, and pampering us with exceptional voices continued with second set of Jazz in Transformation by Suryan and visiting guest Emilia at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. Suryan and Emilia have shared with the audience some of their own songs, and some of the jazz standards. Again we had a chance to hear soulful songs, set in almost perfect sound due to the thorough work of Michael, who has ensured that all four voices of Jazz in Transformation were heard the best possible way Read more

Saturday, 09 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)

This play in 5 Acts is located in Syria of the playwright’s imagination. Rodogune, the Parthian Princess captured by Syria and made attendant of queen Cleopatra. Antiochus and Timocles, the sons of Cleopatra by her first husband, have been brought up in Egypt. At the death of Cleopatra’s second husband, they return to Syria. The selfish queen mistakes fulsome flattery for real love and rejects Antiochus. He revolts to claim the throne of Syria; and both Rodogune and Antiochus who are mutually attracted by love, join together in this venture.... Read more

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Golden Heart

After a decade of dedicated work and life in Auroville, after years of dormant love and passion for music, after few years of personal growth Anna Taj's CD was released two week ago. Interesting mixture - from melodious jazz, pop, lounge to spiritual influence of Indian music, with many participating, collaborating in creation of Anna's "baby" CD. It took her a year and a half of meticulous work in studio with Rajkumar Rajamanickam and many others in producing, and bringing it to the product we can listen now.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Spectacle de contes
De passage en Inde, c'est avec plaisir qu'Elisabeth Troestler est venue a SveDame vous proposer ses histoires dans le beau cadre de la "grange aux papillons". Conteuse professionnelle en France, elle aime melanger le monde reel et l'imaginaire, creer des surprises, parler sur plusieurs niveaux pour le plaisir de toute la famille... Dans son univers, on trouve des dragons comme dans les histoires traditionnelles, mais ils sortent du papier peint et les princesses lisent les horoscopes. On entre, sans s'en rendre compte, dans une bande-dessinée. Read more

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)

As it was announced by Jill, the Ibsen was a workshop production by Auroville Theater Group of opera in progress. After only three weeks of hard work and rehearsals, we have had a chance to see for three nights in a row at CRIPA in Kalabhumi an amazing piece where all the actors put the efforts and energy to bring Ibsen's last night alive in front of the eyes of audience. Libretto was done by Ronald Rand, who visited Auroville last year, music composed by Hartmut von Lieres, and the production directed by Jill. Read more

Monday, 14 January 2013
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