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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

How Do We Human’s Communicate

Professor Sehdev Kumar presented the second lecture titled “How Do We Human’s Communicate” in a series of four called “The Human Journey Across the Ages, Ecology, Culture and The Self”. The presentation gave some very interesting observations regarding social structure, language, and the huge leap of humanities evolution in the last two hundred years.


Comments: 0 Date: 21 Mar 2017

Mini Festival du Film

Lionel Tardif, ex and long-time Director-Curator of the Tours Cultural Centre (France) will present
a montage of several films (extracts of about 10 ‘each) which retraces the main stages of the first period of the cinema from the primitives (1895-1920) to the End of the mute (1930) through the successive schools: the burlesque, the Swedish school, German expressionism, the Russian school and the French avant-garde. These periods show how the grammar of the cinema was constituted, and the first great cinematographic ideas which came to the attention of the preoccupations which were also born in theater, painting, music, architecture. This telescoping will give its letters of nobility to the art of the image which is enriched by drawing from the other arts. Little by little the cinema becomes a total art.
The event was organized by The French Pavilion.

Top of the World, Part 3

Soulful Afrohouse ? tribal house music in appreciation of Black Coffee, Boddhi Satva, Prince Kaybee, Liquideep, Pex Africah, Teargas, Heavy K…

tracklist

Dj Ace SA – Cape to Cairo
DJ Kent ft Liquideep – Top of the World
Liquideep – BBM
Prince Kaybee ft Lady Zama – Charlotte
Boddhi Satva feat.Bilal – Love Will (Ancestral Soul Mix)
Pex Africah, Mobi Dixon, Songz – Bayeza
EmoBoys – A Song About Nothing
MoBlack – Yen Nana Nom Busom (Cee ElAssaad Voodoo Mix)
BlackCoffee feat S’Tone – Set me Free
Teargas – Single
Kent ft Ziyon – Your Love
Mr Style – Sdudla
sami
Heavy K – M’bizeni (Feat. Nokwazi)
Mr Style Ft Muungu Africa – Uyangisilinga Wena
Aidin Caye – Reflections (Feat. Ziyon)

Litter Free Auroville Day 1

Litter Free Auroville is an initiative put forward in order to eliminate waste from Auroville by using creative means. The first day we witnessed performances where plastic and other waste products were used as instruments. The exhibitions also opens up an array of creative ways these wastes can be used innovatively. We also spoke to the organizers of the event who gave us further clarity on the aim behind the initiative.

For more details on the event, do check out the link:
http://artservice.auroville.org/programs-litter-free-auroville-2017

Interview with Ok on Upcycling

Ok talks about how to make Auroville litter free by accumulating waste and using it innovatively. She talks about her workshop that involved making cushions out of plastic. In this interview Ok further talks about the idea behind Upcycling Studio, challenges faced and her aspirations.

CAT 13, LFA2017

Tuesday March 21st, 4 pm at Unity Pavilion CAT 13: A Journey through Volunteerland – Facilitated by the Savi team.

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th 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

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

On Saturday 25th March from 9 am to 6 pm opening of the model apartment
at Kalpana Housing Project

Litter Free Auroville 2017 on 25th from 9am to 12 “PICK UP” trash at KK and Ganesh Bakery area.

To see, know, become, and fulfill this One in our inner selves and in all our outer nature, was always the secret goal and becomes now the conscious purpose of our embodied existence.
Sri Aurobindo The Synthesis of Yoga

Frequency of the week | ECHO
Our soul is constantly working for us. She shows us the way and wants to inspire us. Often we don’t listen, because the signals from the soul sometimes seem illogical. They don’t fit within the boundaries of our thinking. This is what you experience when you feel something is going to happen, but you are not sure exactly what.

At a subconscious level you pick something up, something that you cannot explain within your head. That ‘something’ feels like an echo. It’s the reflection of what your soul transmits to give you information about where you are right now. Echoes can repeat frequently or not; it all depends on where you want to go. That is why it’s important to give your soul the right information. Tune into exactly what you want, what makes you happy and which people or situations will help you further. Just like a radio station, your soul will transmit the exact signal to you at the right moment just before you reach your next station.

The frequency of Echo gives you insight into which energy you transmit and when it will echo back to you.

Affirmation of this week: Echoes from the soul give me insight to what I transmit and receive.

Chloe's performance at LFA

Chloe performed an interesting piece of music out of old tapes and systems. Her performance was intriguing as she created music through waste. The performance was a potpourri of jazz music, conversations and other genres of music.

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