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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

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)

AV Women’s Health Survey

Paula Murphy, who has been practicing as a mid wife for many years, conducted a survey here in Auroville regarding the health and safety of women. Two hundred and eighteen women participated in this and the presentation of the results was given in Saiier on the 16th March by Paula and Michiel Mussies.


Comments: 0 Date: 20 Mar 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.

Orchestra Baobab

Life in Senegal has a soundtrack, and the Senegalese sound unmistakably has a Latin vibe. By tracing the bloodlines of slavery, arching from Gorée Island off the coast of Senegal, to North America, South America and the Caribbean, it is possible to begin to understand the long history in the relationship between Senegalese and Cuban music. Where people go, culture follows and where there is culture, there is the song that carries the story of its people.
Music in Senegal, with its strong structure of Latin flavor, continues to evolve with new musicians joining the international circuit every year.
Despite the differences in cultures, the music should feel like home to you. It’s the sadness, happiness, hopes and dreams that are a part of every human, a sense of longing and belonging that traveled throughout history and has become the sound of almost everything you hear on the radio and television. Orchestra Baobab is that sound directly from its source, a musical melting pot with the organic ingredients providing an undeniable flavor.
We are featuring in the beginning two songs from album to be released on 31st of March 2017 Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng….continuing with their early years…. Pirates Choice, Specialist in All Styles , Made in Dakar …

trackllist

Orchestra Baobab – Foulo
Orchestra Baobab – Fayinkounko
Orchestra Baobab – Utru Horas
Orchestra Baobab – Coumba
Orchestra Baobab – Aduna Jarul Naawo – N’Wolof
Orchestra Baobab – Ndeleng Ndeleng
Orchestre Baobab-Gouygui de Dakar – Sibam
Orchestra Baobab – On Verra Ca
Orchestra Baobab – Ngalam
Orchestra Baobab – Jiin Ma Jiin Ma
Orchestra Baobab – Ndiaga Niaw
Orchestra Baobab – Pape Ndiaye
Orchestra Baobab – Nijaay

Litter Free AV 17, Gms

Friday, 17 March at 3.30pm at the Unity Pavilion BCC is going to hold a General Meeting.

International Women’s Day CelebrationWe are celebrating the International Women’s Day
On Saturday, March 18th, 2017, from 4 pm to 8 pm at SAWCHU building, Bharat Nivas.

The Litter Free Auroville 2017 Trashion Show needs YOU!
A shout out to all interested individuals, units and schools to take part in this exciting show with pieces (garments and accessories) created from waste.
The second Auroville Trashion Show will take place on the 1st of April! 
OPENING EVENING! on Friday 17 of March at 5pm at Kalakendra, Bharat Nivas.
Saturday 18th from 9am to 12 Litter Free Auroville Pick Up Campaign.
Cleaning up the Swaram area and Kottakarai Neighborhood.

The spiritual change is the established descent of the peace, light, knowledge, power, bliss from above, the awareness of the Self and the Divine and of a higher cosmic consciousness and the change of the whole consciousness to that.
Sri Aurobindo

AV Education Survey: 1968 – 2013

An in depth questionnaire was formulated by Deepti and circulated to others who had been raised and educated in Auroville. This survey captures the voices of 81 Auroville youth over a span of 40 years of educational experiences.
Suryamayi then studied all of the feedback to bring it together in a cohesive manner for this presentation at Bhavisyate on the 14th March 2017.

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

Featuring some of well known jazz musicians

tracklist
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messemgers, When Love Is New
Cal Tjader Soul Bird tin tin
Bobby Hutcherson – Maiden Voyage
Charles Mingus – Better Git It In Your Soul
Herbie Hancock, King Cobra
The Horace Silver Quintet – The African Queen
Freddie Hubbard – Open Sesame
Dexter Gordon – The Panther
Kenny Garrett – Sing A Song of Song
Bobby Hutcherson – Patterns
Kenny Garret African Exchange

Selections par Gangalakshmi 117

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!!!


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Mar 2017

Human Journey Across the Ages

Session #1: “What is so unique about Human presence in the Universe?”

Canadian Pavillon & the University of Human Unity, Auroville, present a series of four lectures about man’s place in the universe by prof. Sehdev Kumar.

In this session prof. Sehdev Kumar tells us how unique human presence is and about the possibility of his disappearance

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