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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
(Arts & Culture)
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
(Education)
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
(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)
Kadirvel - Fusion Natureband

Last Friday night, a great musical event was held in Cripa, Kalabhumi: Kadirvel and his intrumental Fusion Natureband.  Accompanied by Sriram on Yuva Veena and by Manikandavan on Thavil, Kadirvel delighted us with their performance. The trio was quite incredible and the hand drum showed an extraordinary ability to create a state of euphoria. It induces a trance that helps to release anger. A real feeling of community, unity and well being was tangible. Kadir is the world record holder for playing Ghatam (South Indian pot) continuously for 26 hours. Read more

Saturday, 28 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Alba Music

Last Wednesday, on December 11th, Alla Dulh`s exhibition in the Square Circle Gallery, Kala Kendra (Bharat Nivas), closed with a concert. Russian Albert Sultanov played Alba music, which is a trance meditation music based on Indian instruments and mantras. The word Alba means sunrise of the inner sun. Read more

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Amayama

Malu, Joem and Sebastian, making up the heart of Amayama band, performed  last night, with guests, at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. They mesmerized the audience with their music, dance and visuals. Using the power of world music rhythms they managed to connect those present in human unity, as has been done down the ages; leaving almost nobody sitting. Visuals and music appear as result of seeking for truths through spiritual practices, prophets, teachers from dawn to todays ones, such as Ama or Don Miguel Ruiz. Good Show!Read more

Sunday, 24 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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali Read more

Sunday, 03 November 2013
(City Life)
Happy memories

Satyamayi, Chandana, Abinash, Leela, Sai, Aatman, Mira, Aarnav, Hannah, and Datchiany, are all 12 to 14 years old and students of Deepanam School intimately sharing their very happiest memories. When you are a teenager in a city composed of 45 nationalities, in which language do you remember your inner stories? Are you sure this memory belongs to you only? And how deep does human unity run? Find out in this "sound painting" of memories, a workshop offered by Lilaloka: lilalokaproject.blogspot.in (Thanks to Mahavir and Bhakti, Deepanam teachers) Read more

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Trust

The completion of Trust, the first song of an album in progress by Taranti and Ruben, inspired us to interview Taranti. She explains that the song was written for a friend who was depressed, to shine a light on the trust that Taranti knows is present in each one of us, even during our darkest hours. She also speaks of the overall aim of bringing meaningful lyrics to the dance floor, through the addition of beats by Ruben. After an intense time singing mainly lullabies, Taranti and Ruben are both excited to be experimenting with music again. Listen to the whole song at the end of the interview. Read more

Wednesday, 02 October 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Hand Made Radio Experience
This week end nine people from Auroville participated to an original workshop in CRIPA. They call it handmade radio art. This workshop has been proposed by three sound artists from France (Elisabeth Gilly, Hélène Coeur and Chloé Sanchez) who monthly produce this kind of radio program on Radio Campus Paris (France) and call it : “La radio cousue main”. They proposed to go back to the early radio days when there were no Read more

Monday, 19 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Jivatman at Pitanga
Longtime Aurovilian Jivatman performed a concert of his songs on voice and guitar, accompanied by Devi and Joy on hand percussion. Jivatman sings about the simple joys of living in a beautiful place in English, Portuguese and French. Hear his intimate concert held in Pitanga last week. From one of Jivatman's songs: "With the wind blowing, you keep always flowing. When the sun arrives, your joy is bright. And when night falls, darkening the skies, follow your guiding star that never dies." Read more

Friday, 03 May 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Voyage interieur part 6

Nous avons cherché ce qui nous relie au Tout, à soi et vers soi, dans la joie et l’allégresse. Nous nous sommes laissés vibré par ce son universel, ce langage d’amour qui accorde tout.. We looked at what connects us all, to oneself and to oneself, in joy and gladness. We allowed ourselves vibrating by the universal language of love that gives everything .. Avis aux chercheurs d’étoiles. Pour ma prochaine visite à Auroville, nous continuerons à progresser vers l’'Unité, cette conscience qui nous fait grandir. Merci Read more

Thursday, 25 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Music is Still Alive
Despite the rising heat in the town, amphitheater in Kalabhumi on Saturday was packed with all who like to enjoy good music, and company of friends. Beside those who were announced to perform many others have joined them on the spot, and music was entertaining all long in night. Music from jazz to funky, rock and blues, all alive and very vibrant. Anna Taj was on vocals, Rolf, Edo, Pierre and Arthur on guitars, Saga, Piter and Robert on drums, Frederic on harmonica and Inga on bass. Read more

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Marc Vella at Visitor`s Centre
Dernier concert à Auroville de Marc Vella ce mercredi 3 avril 2013 à 19h30 au Centre des Visiteurs. La caravane amoureuse, avec Marc Vella et les caravaniers, sont de retour sur Auroville après un périple de 40 jours dans le sud de l’Inde. Marc Vella donne ce concert en présence des caravaniers et avec la collaboration de musiciens. Marc donnera 2 ou 3 concerts à Pondichéry avant son retour en France. Pour suivre leur périple, vous consultez le site : www.caravane-amoureuse.fr puis aller sur: Journal de bord et cliquez sur les dates indiquées. Read more

Saturday, 06 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Russian bells for full moon
On Wednesday, for the full moon, Vera, an Aurovillian women from Belarus, played traditional Russian bells at Repos' beach. Many people are listening to the concert, sitting next to her or on the beach, to enjoy even better this meditation in front of the moon. While the moon rose in the sky, with her magical colors, the sound of the bells was in perfect harmony with the waves of the Ocean. After the concert, the public shared a delicious Russian dinner with the soup called borch, salad, pancake and chocolate dessert in a friendly atmosphere. Read more

Saturday, 30 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Ta voix, guerrit..! avec Caroline
Caroline nous propose tous les jeudis de 9 heures a 11 heures a Verite un workshop sur la prise de conscience de sa voix. Elle sait merveilleusement ajuster toutes les voix a l'unison, meme pour ceux ou celles qui ont peur de chanter. Elle sait vous mettre a l aise en harmonisant votre voix. Lachez, osez chanter, lachez, osez...! Elle sait vous entendre...! Elle sait vous faire entendre...! Lachez, osez chanter, lachez, osez...! Venez essayer, car votre voix, vous montre la voie. ecoutez voir....! Lachez...! osez... Read more

Friday, 22 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Creative Freedom
The Scratch Bandits Crew is an unique band, where scratch music turns turnatables into instruments to create its own music. In interview with members of the band and team Supa-Jay, Syr, Geoffresh, and Remy we hear what is music to them, and why they've decided to create on that way. Within Bon Jour India events they were touring last few weeks all over India, amazed over kindness and openness of Indian audience, for which are very much grateful. Band, existing a bit over 10 years, with each member uniqueness is one of few in the world. Read more

Sunday, 17 February 2013
(Spirituality)
Mediation for Unity and Peace

Following is the recording of session with Russian Singing Bells on African Land in International Zone - the land appointed for the Africa House / Pavilion of African Culture. After short introduction of bells by Vera and Ashesh to the participants, the whole session, which purpose was meditation for peace and unity, has developed and grown into its own special harmonious melody. Of course recordings are many times merely the pale reflection,  in which so often we cannot feel the special energy present in interaction at the time. Read more

Sunday, 10 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
At the Coromandel - Coast
Hartmut von Lieres was born in Germany, he came to Auroville nine years ago. He feels that Auroville is the best place for him to express, through his instrumental music. Though he also performs in Germany also and is well know there. Around sixty people gathered together on the evening and listened to the contemplative piano music improvised by him at Auroville on 12/12/12. During his soulful songs the listeners had their eyes closed and followed the melodies with full concentration. Listen to the concert's recording.

Thursday, 13 December 2012
(News)
Intention Experiment, Housing

In today's news we featured Dariya, who is inviting us to and Intention experiment on twelve values given by the Mother. Intention experiment is one of the 12.12.12. events starting in Unity Pavilion in International Zone this month. Each of twelve days from Monday 19th will be focused on one of the values, starting with Sincerity, finishing on Friday 30th with Peace. Satprem Maini from the Auroville Earth Institute talks on the Green Casbah, a new housing project which will be presented today at 4.30pm at Conference Room in Town Hall. Read more

Wednesday, 14 November 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Swaha Blues Band
On the night of fund raising event for the studio repairs at Kalabhumi on Wednesday 3rd of October Swaha Blues Band brought on the stage mellow sounds of classical blues and rock'n'roll songs. Despite the nostalgic blues definition and melos, Swaha Blues Band sounded optimistic, and audience excitedly cheered them up. The Band are Swaha on vocal, Rolf on bass, Edo on guitar, Ingo on harp harmonica, Pierre on guitar, and Jonathan on drums and guitar.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Shamey Gazal and Tabla at Pitanga
Saturday the sixth of October, at 7:30 pm the Pitanga Cultural Centre hosted a brilliant evening for all who attended. This tabla harmonium and vocal ragas concert is worth tuning into! Shri Baloo Dutta, a well-known Indian classical musician and vocalist from Bengal, graced Auroville with his presence the evening of October 8th in Pitanga. The crowd was very much involved in the performance, sending receptive energy and positive feedback. Accompanying Baloo was Shri Biplav Burman, a tabla artist who had visited Auroville before.

Monday, 15 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Anna`s Rock Band
For the conclusion of the fund raising event at Kalabhumi Anna Taj with Edo and Pierre shake the stage, and audience of course, by some solid classical rock. Sting, Rollins Stones, Patti Smith, Tina Turner....sung by Anna kept the remaining public despite late hour, excited. But before going home we were cooled down by excellent blues duo of Swaha and Anna. The event was successful not only by sweet social gathering with great music and some nice food but also on the financial side, where they managed to raised close to the needed sum.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The Emergence Band at Kalabhumi
Four groups of musicians from Auroville, different styles from jazz to blues to rock, gathered on the open air stage of Kalabhumi. Emergence is an Indo-acoustic pop band from started in 2006. Emergence are from Solitude Farm, a community started by Krishna. Harmonic textures of guitar and powerful lyrics blend with sublime Carnatic melodies played on violin and fused with Tamil. This, backed by the expressive grooves of rock, funk and ethnic rhythms and an explosive style of fretless and six-string bass is the unique fusion that is Emergence. Read more

Monday, 08 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Unselfed show at  Adishakti
Unselfed is a new devised perfomance piece which explores subjective ideas and propositions of parallel/ multiple selves. What if you met another you - a living, breathing other you? Would you have a conversation with her, or run in the opposite direction? Drawing from these ideas, the director and the group of performers worked together over a prolonged period to create a perfomance based on a experiences of being un-selfed. Read more

Monday, 01 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Ashaman`s Spanish guitar
Last Sunday evening in Pitanga Hall, after a lapse of three years, Ashaman gave a performance of classical and Spanish guitar. The hall was packed to overflowing, the audience was completely silent and attentive; something touched the heart, something came through Ashaman as he played at times softly, at times forcefully but always with a consciousness that spoke of a love for the music and the instrument (a guitar which had been Maurizio's, our good friend and musician who is no longer with us.) Read more

Saturday, 15 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Savitri Bhavan Violin Concert
Ladislav Brozman, a violinist and music teacher at the International Center for Education (Pondicherry) gave a solo violin concert at Savitri Bhavah Saturday evening the 8th of September. Brozman took to the violin at the age seven in his country of birth, the former Czechoslavakia. He studied under renowned violinists like Josef Kromer, Andre Jacot, M. Benat, and Andrej Lutschg in his hometown and later in Switzerland and the USA. Read more

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Ashaman classical guitar
Last Friday at Solitude Farm, Aurovilian musician and a wonderful guitar player Ashaman gave a live music performance with some classical guitar melodies from Brazil and Spain. The audience was enjoying a special Krishna's vegan sushi dinner. While Ashaman provided a beautiful and warm sound atmosphere and near the end Suresh, Aurovilian percussionist, accompanied him so perfectly! Read more

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Set Fire to the Rain!
To conclude summer holidays Lisa wanted to share some of her favorites songs with friends and community, expressing what she pursues in her studies in Holland. Lisa, with exquisite voice, heading in a soul direction, was accompanied by Matt on keyboards and saxophone, Martin and Holger on classical guitar; Jonas and Tina joined in a couple of songs. As music is about emotions, feelings, the songs lulled us into those zones, where the only right thing is to be with friends, family and loved ones. Read more

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
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