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Wave of Changes, Our Land

In today’s news we are featuring Sanchita Agarwal, volunteer from DehraDun who invites us to a Permaculture Workshop at Sacred Groves.

Today 13th of February at 7pm at Unity Pavilion – Early Days in Auroville – Sharing by Frederick

On Friday 17th of Febuary at 6 pm and Saturday 18th at 6pm, Loretta will give two talks in the Unity Pavilion on Sri Aurobindo and Mother, The Coming of the New Force; followed by questions & answers session.

Meeting Tuesday 14th of Febraury at 12:30 pm at Dosa Cafe, Town Hall on new way of economic interactions where one for his service no longer request money but offer it in the spirit of generosity.

On Tuesday, 14ht of February at 4pm at SAIIER hall Abundance through Sharing Library of things whereby Earth&Us invites as all for an open discussion session on a ‘sharing economy’ model – the Library of Things (LoT)

On Wednesday 16th at 8pm at Solitude Farm Ilhaam Project concert.

At Savitri Bhavan Thursday 16th of February, 5:15pm “to see a World in a Grain of Sand”Poems of Small Things – Reading and Flute by Gordon.

Saturday, February 18th, 2 pm at the SAIIER Conference Hall Auroville Campus Initiative (ACI) and Department for Further Learning of SAIIER invite us to the presentation of students who participated in the second Swadharma Programme ( )

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of February, at 8:00 pm at Bharat Nivas Auditorium Auroville Choirs & Ensemble In Concert – The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins.

Friday 17th at 3:30 pm and on that Saturday 18th at 11.30 am. Deepam is 25 years old!

From 17th to 19th of February at 7:30pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi – My Autopsy, a poetic dark comedy by writer and performer Hamish Boyd, directed by Fif Fernandes, musical director Jonathan Walton. This play is not for children under the age of 12!

There is nothing more beautiful than to unite with the divine Cosnciousness. One is sure to find what one seeks – if one seeks it in all sincerity; for what one seeks is within oneself.
The Words of The Mother, Vol.14

Comments: 0 Date: 13 Feb 2017

10th Auroville Marathon for Land

10th edition of Auroville Marathon – Run for the Joy of Runnig was about to end. Crowded with happy, yet tired faces of runners, loudspeakers heard from far announcing the arriving runners….
In between we caught Ananad, one of the core organizers who shared with us some facts and figures – this year was around 400 to 500 more runners than previous year, 3150 registered, and 2800 bibs were picked up; from Auroville 52, and from bioregion 250 runners participated; apart from 20 members of core organizing team also 500 people volunteer for different tasks needed to be look up if marathon should be successful. As Annand mentioned since 3rd Auroville Marathon 5000 to 6000 breakfasts are prepared every year for that occasion .
Design – logo for the T-shirt this year was designed by an Auroville student, and T-shirts are in white, and blue, with the Mother symbol, representing different tasks of volunteers for the marathon.
Out of almost a quarter of Auroville population who volunteered Kalsang shared some impressions, emphasizing that is always a privilege to volunteer at the occasion. Kalsang this year had a group of boys from TCV school who are currently in Auroville as exchange students, and they also shared some impressions.
On the way out, toward Visitor’s Centre three participants share their thoughts on Auroville Marathon, mostly stating that is fresh, and well maintained marathon.

Novelty to this year marathon is the point, that it falls in the month of raising funds to purchase land, which still does not belong to Auroville.

Comments: 0 Date: 12 Feb 2017

The Sage For the Ages

Within Remembering Veenapani Festival at Adishakti we heard last night The Sage For the Ages and Kaartikz Ensemble.
Safor for the Ages is anew age independent band with members form India and Bangladesh, and they have shared with the audience stories through their original songwriiting, arranged for trio.
In the second set with quartet Kaartikz Ensemble some jazz standards (Wayne Shoriter, Tania Maria…..etc) were played, and contemporary arrangements of tradition Bengali music.
– Kaartik on Voical, Baritone Guitar and Gutiar Synth
– Kirtana on Vocals and Guitar
– Raj on Bass
– Turjo on Drums

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Comments: 0 Date: 12 Feb 2017

Concert of Western Music

The Virtuoso Duo Ladislav and Pushkar played masterfully in Cripa the 7th of February. You can listen here to a good recording of that event.

Songs list:
– Johan S. Svedsen, Romance Op. 26 (1881)
– Kriesler, Prelude and Allegro in the style of Pugnani (1910)
– Khachaturian, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1940)

Comments: 0 Date: 10 Feb 2017

Sound Bath by Svaram

Svaram is a Musical Instrument Research and Development center that makes innovative musical instruments. The center ‘s creative director is Aurelio ( who believes in the ability of music to transcend spiritual barriers.
According to the people at Svaram, the lowest use of music is merely aesthetic. The second is intellectual and the third and highest is spiritual.
The use of music to heal is an ancient art, and it has been revived here in Auroville.
Using many of their fabulous instruments, the sound bath was literally a flow of harmony and music through the body. Aurelio started by guiding the audience into a state of relaxation. The 50- 60 attendees, some meditating, some laying down to relax, all witnessed the language of pure sound.
The performance was not guided by a temporal harmony, beats and measures, but rather by the sound of sound itself. The whole body was a large ear.
To know more, give them a listen. Live, if possible.
You can get more information on Svaram, Auroville from the link below.

Comments: 0 Date: 10 Feb 2017

10th Marathon, Veenapani

In today’s news we are featuring Ashiqa and Aravind inviting us to a month long festival Remembering Veenapani with performances every weekend. This weekend we can see dance performance Accross not Over, The Sage for the Ages and Rage & Beyond .

10th edition of Auroville Marathon on Sunday, 12th of Febraury, starting at 5am…..

On Sunday 12th February At Pour Tours Distribution gardens – starting at 10 am Get Ready For “THE BIG AUROVILLE GIVE AWAY”! On the occasion of Jocelyn 80th birthday. Happy birthday Jocelyn!

On Friday 10th of February, Full moon night Meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls With Jinpa Gyato at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture International Zone Auroville.

On Sunday 12th at 7pm at Unity Pavilion Auroville Sisters with Music of Love for Mother’s Land.

February 11th and 12th! Dialogue on Humanity in Sadhana Forest. The shuttle bus will leave daily at 9:30am from Solar Kitchen with return trips after dinner and after the performances.

9th Auroville Panorma of Contemporary Indian Cinema shows at 3, 5, 5.30 and 8pm at Sri Aruobindo Audirorium Bharat Nivas, where an AV annual Film Festival showcasing the most recent films form the different states of India.

Animal man is the obscure starting-point, the present natural man, varied and tangled, the mid-road, but supernatural man the luminous and transcendent goal of our human journey.
Sri Aurobindo

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Feb 2017

50 years and Spouge

Following the establishment of the first English settlement at Holetown in 1627, Barbados remained a British colony for more than 300 years. Its independence on November 30, 1966 was marked by the raising of the Barbados national flag and playing the new national anthem for the first time

In Bajan culture music plays a vital role. From those early days of independence we picked up spouge as it is developed, melted in its own style, and you will hear in the first half of this musical edition. Slowly spouge will transcend into calypso and soca with songs from Crop Over of different years…

Spouge as a style of Barbadian popular music was created by Jackie Opel in the 1960s. It is primarily a fusion of Jamaican ska with Trinidadian calypso, but is also influenced by a wide variety of musics from the British Isles and United States, include sea shanties, hymns and spirituals. Spouge instrumentation originally consisted of cowbell, bass guitar, trap set and various other electronic and percussion instruments, later augmented by saxophone, trombone and trumpets.[1] Of these, the cowbell and the guitar are widely seen as the most integral part of the instrumentation, and are said to reflect the African origin of much of Barbadian music.

Can’t Keep a Good Man Down – The Draytons Two
Tighten Up – Draytons Two
Too Late – Draytons Two
Sweet Spouge Music – Blue Rhythm Combo
Jackie Opel – you’re too bad
Seaman and the Tuk Band
Sixpence – The Escorts
The Blue Rhythm Combo — Black Water Gold
Let True Love Begin – The Dukes of Barbados
Every Time She Pass (The Standpipe Song) – Sing Out Barbados
DaCosta Allamby Endorse De Cou Cou
Flatbush – monkey
woop wham
Mighty Gabby – Doctor Cassandra
Mighty Liar – Sweet Soca Music
Prince Buster – Enjoy Yourself
Peter Ram – Good Morning
Not Missing Me-Edwin Yearwood ft. Krosfyah(
Olatunji – Oh Yay
King Bubba – Calling In Sick
Madd- Pick it Up

Selections par Gangalakshmi 112

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 VII, Chant IV – La Triple Force de l’Ame

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

Traditional African Medicine

Dr. Aunkh Chabalala again shares with us some pieces of his deep knowledge , focus on health, healing process. He himself is a medical scientist, and herbalist and was trained as traditional healer. Aunkh dedicated his life to revive and learn the traditional systems as well at his home ground of South Africa, as well around the globe; going back to the roots. As he says in between “Everything is created with everything else in mind…” He is searching for timeless wisdom of the ancients.
Conversation shortly brushed also an ancient knowledge, and wisdom which is written in archetypes, and layered for the purpose that one needs to go deeper to understand; folklore and stories are the surface of it….

Jujubee – Remembering Veenapanii

A kingdom of rules. An evil king. An unlikely heroine. A Jujubee…. This forms the premise for a fantastic story filled with action, colourful masks, larger-than-life puppets, music and dance! A thought-provoking play for children.

Directed by Rajiv Krishnan

Comments: 0 Date: 06 Feb 2017
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