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Keith Jarret Tribute

Keith Jarrett , an American jazz and classical music pianist, who started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success as a group leader and a solo performer in jazz, jazz fusion, and classical music. His improvisations draw from the traditions of jazz and other genres, especially Western classical music, gospel, blues, and ethnic folk music.

We are featuring just a glimpse of huge Keith Jarret opus

tracklist
Keith Jarrett – Prayer (1974)
Keith Jarret – Expectations
Keith Jarrett & Jan Garbarek – Questar
Keith Jarrett & Jan Garbarek – Tabarka
Keith Jarrett & Jan Garbarek – Country
Keith Jarrett The rich and the poor
Keith Jarrett – Le Mistral
Keith Jarrett – De Drums
Keith Jarrett – Common Mama
Keith Jarret -The Magician In You
Keith Jarrett – Radiance Part VIII
Keith Jarrett
trio- Blame it on my youth
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – One Day I’ll Fly Away

A talk by Ribhu and Marc

During the Litter Free Auroville 2017 Ribhu (from Wasteless) and Marc (from Upclycling studio) gave a very inspiring talk explaining the current waste management systems in our country and how it is affecting the environment. It started with a movie ‘Trash to Treasure, about upcycling and recycling’. Then they talked about how it has become a need to change this system as soon as possible otherwise all of our lands are gonna be converted into a big dumpster. The talk was actively joined by many people.


Comments: 0 Date: 27 Mar 2017

Art and Culture Workshop

It was a three days workshop organised by Bharat Nivas, and  conducted by artists from SEWA (Self Employed Women Association), Gujarat. They taught people the almost lost art of block printing and tie and dye which was used earlier for cloth printing and now it is getting replaced by screen printing and other techniques. This workshop was to make people know more closely about Indian culture.
A lot of people from all age groups took interest in the workshop.
We had an interview with Seema Majumdar from Darpana Academy, Gujarat and she talked about the work they do and how they are taking efforts to educate people about the art and culture of India.


Comments: 0 Date: 27 Mar 2017

Future Art Poetry by Celestine

Celestine is one of Auroville’s early artist pioneers in the field of re cycled art. Now she is focusing on what she calls “Road Art”. She is deeply passionate about this and has composed some beautiful poems on the subject. I went to visit her in her home to listen and record, so as to share these pearls, which are even more so relevant during our “Litter Free Auroville Campaign”.

Dance of Shiva

An American dancer goes to the high lands of South Indian Dance looking for the origins of the danced theater of India: BarathaNatyam.
She meets and follows in the sacred temple the greatest Tamil Nadu dancer, Swarnamukhi and her student Manochhaya, who are dancing for the Gods.
A documentary film introduced by the movie maker Lionel Tardif and the dance student actress Manochaya.
Presented by the French Pavilion. Recorded Saturday 4th February 2017.

Let's Pick Up Trash!

Featuring an excerpt of interview with Marc and Ribhu on Litter Free Auroville (LFA) 2017 inviting us to events within the campaign which is trying to bring the community together to create a paradigm shift when it comes to our waste.
And within LFA2017 – on 25thPick Up at KK , Sawaram and Ganesh Bakery Area.
Today at 4.30pm at Kale Kendra talk with Marc and Ribhu – “From trash to Treasure”

Thursday 23rd, at 3:30pm at Bhavishyate, Bharat NivasCIRHU
Aurovilian Conversations with “Michael on “Sustainable community building and the Joy of Impermanence”

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th of March at 8 pm at Visitors Center The French Pavilion Presents- “THE MENTAL FORTRESS”A selection of French Texts from Mother and Satprem, read in FRENCH Onlywith Céline, Christophe, Frédéric and Vers’Haut Directed by Céline

At Pitanga is on a display Painting Exhibition by Carla Sello”ENERGIES OF THE CHAKRAS” from 25th of March until 8th of April.

Issue 6 of “The Squeak”, a magazine by the Media and Communications students of The Learning Community (TLC) kids aged 10-14, is out

For desire and passion too have their divine forms; there is a pure ecstasy of the soul seeking beyond all craving and grief, there is a Will of Anada that sits glorified in the possession of the supreme beatitudes.
The Synthesis of Yoga, Sri Aurobindo

International Women’s Day 2017

Auroville women celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting traditional music, dance and ‘kolam’ (chalk art) competitions at Swachu Building at Bharat Nivas on 18 March 2017.

The United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2017, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. While the women in cities were occupied in either organizing or participating in various conferences and meetings, Women at Auroville have celebrated the day by promoting the local culture in three forms viz., music, dance, art by spreading the theme of gender equality and women civic participation in the society.

Grace, Usha and Mathi from Auroville have taken a lead role in organizing various cultural activities which includes music and dance competitions and also performances.

Bregette (from Hollande) has been at Auroville and serving at Matrimandir for five years now and in talking to the Auroville Radio she expressed her excitement of being part of this community in rendering various services mainly to the ‘art and culture’.

Mayawati, from La Farm has been the instructor for the ‘kolam’ art competition. Many young girls, students and women participated and filled the floor of the building with amusing and colorful art.


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Mar 2017

LFA2017 – 3R

Past Friday LFA2017 has successfully started, and Ribhu and Marc are talking about it.
As Ribhu says “a little campaign” of LFA or Litter Free Auroville 2017 is going on for next almost three weeks with the main purpose to engage the whole community on the topic of our trash. They are trying to center their efforts in the ways how to treat our garbage with the mission to come to the zero waste…
Wastless(educational part), Upcylcing Studio(take care of difficult waste stream) and Eco Service(picking our daily waste) are main players in those efforts, and they are trying to reach integral service, an approach to treat waste.
Marc and Ribhu founded their “heart” in garbage, and are passionately dealing with waste …. on the road of sustainability, which always starts with ourself, on daily basis.

Reduce Reuse Recycle
and sometimes also
Refuse

Selections par Gangalakshmi 118

Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d’oeuvres sur ou de la Mère et Sri Aurobindo, qui lui semble La Manifestation Supramentale.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

This week selection Savitri avec Sri Aurobindo Livre XI, Chant I ? Le Jour Eternel

On the special request from listeners this edition is un cut!!!

Somali Sounds Mogadishu-Djibuti

“…the archive… transport[s] our hearts and minds to Mogadishu of the 1970s and 1980s, when the coastal capital glistened as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean,’ when wine and cosmopolitanism flowed freely…”
“This music was never made available for mass release. As a result, most of it has never been heard outside Somalia and the immediate region.”
Something remarkable has taken place in the last few years: Somalia has reasserted itself.
Indeed, challenges still remain—and they are grave. But we should not discount how far Somalia and Somali people have come from two decades of civil war, and current ongoing hardships.

The Somali diaspora in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere in East Africa have used the digital tools their disposal—namely YouTube and blogs—to upload their collections. This cultural assertion is a cornerstone of the Somali revival.

In 2015, Berlin-based researched and collector Nicolas Sheikholeslami nimbly scoured the Somali niches of the internet to compile Au Revoir Mogadishu Vol.1, a viral mixtape of Somali music from before the war.

http://www.aurovilleradio.org/au-revoir-mogadishu/

Made speechless by the mixtape’s other-worldly sounds, Ostinato Records and Sheikholeslami traveled to the Horn of Africa after catching word of an archive of over 10,000 cassettes and reels, painstakingly preserved through the war by intrepid radio operators and dedicated vanguards of Somali culture. What we discovered is difficult to articulate. But what the music revealed was an untold history of the Somali music belt, which stretches from Djibouti to Hargeisa, all the way down to Mogadishu. Somali culture transcends artificial borders and groupings.
For the last year, from Minnesota to Dubai, we have tracked down the musicians, songwriters, composers, former government bureaucrats, and quirky personalities that colored Somali music life.

A full-fledged compilation album of the best cuts we discovered in this archive is slated for release this year exclusively on Ostinato Records.

But because we could not wait to share what we have been reveling in, we have put together a little taste of one of the most hidden music cultures in the world. The sound quality of this recorded material also bear the scars of war, and you are hearing it in the same shape as we found it.


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Mar 2017
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