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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

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)

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

Fresh Cuts

In today’s musical edition we are featuring selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up – and – coming artists and everything in between. We’ve got, among other things, rhymes and beats from London, Brooklyn, the Netherlands and Haiti, some haunting electro -f olk from Cuba and Tunisia, and an all – female band from Sudan fighting for women’s rights.
Fresh Cuts, right? Life goes its own way, music seeks new expressions rooted in where we all came from…..
tracklist
Oddisee Like Really
Little Simz – Picture Perfect
MHD – AFRO TRAP Part.8 (Never)
Jairzinho – Tempo Feat. (Sevn Alias, BKO & Boef)
Denzel White – Get To You
Dotorado Pro – Fláuta Mágica
Michael Brun X Lakou Mizik – Gaya (ft. J. Perry)
Serge Beynaud – Akrakabo
Skip Marley – Lions
Jidenna – Bambi
Poirier – Pale Mal feat. Fwonte
Ibibio Sound Machine – Give Me a Reason (Official Music Video)
Dogo – Von Na Agbeto
Salute Yal Bannot African Girl
Hejira – I Don’t Belong To Anyone
Vaz – Sunshine
Ibeyi – Eleggua
Emel Mathlouthi – Lost
Omar Sosa &Seckou Keita – Dary

The World is My Home, part2

Soulful Afrohouse – tribal house music in appreciation of Black Coffee, Boddhi Satva, Black Motion, Afrikan Roots, Xoli M…

tracklist
Black Coffee – Ziph Inkomo
Black Motion & Dj Shimza – Ngoja
Afrikan Roots Feat. Xoli M – Angel
Dj Choice & Afrikan Roots ft BK – My Window
Dj Lopez Feat Black Motion- Fortune Teller
BlackCoffee feat Bantu Soul – Even Though
DJ Nascent, Stones & Bones – Supernatural (Epitome Resound Afro Bless)
Etu Beats & Tseko feat. John Moabi – Love Is You [Duma West].
Boddhi Satva – Nankoumandjan
Afrikan Roots – Dance of the Tribe (feat. Tlokwe Sehume)
Black Motion (feat. Black Coffee & Xelimpilo) – Thamokuro
Black Coffee – Gardens of Eden
Da Vynalist, King Mshivo, Luyanda Makapela – Space Fantasy


Comments: 0 Date: 19 Feb 2017

The World is My Home

Soulful Afrohouse – tribal house music in appreciation of Black Coffee, Boddhi Satva, Black Motion, Xoli M…….

tracklist
Black Coffe ft Zano – Someday
Black Motion – Bhana Shilolo (feat. Zulu)
Jullian Gomes ft. Sia – 1000 Memories
Afrikan Roots – 8 Prophets (feat. Black Motion)
Black Motion – Imali (feat. Nokwazi)
Boddhi Satva – Beautiful Humans (feat. Les Nubians)
Monique Bingham & Black Coffee – Deep In The Bottom (of Africa)
Stones & Bones feat. Tweety – Be There (Christos Fourkis Afro Groove Mix)
Atjazz & Jullian Gomes Agbara feat Wunmi
Black Coffee – Arise And Shine
Boddhi Satva – Apaga O Fogo (Uhuru Remix) [feat. Game Walla]
Xoli M – My Better Half (Afrikan Roots Main Mix)
Black Coffee, Nomisupasta and Black Motion – Traveler


Comments: 0 Date: 15 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.

tracklist
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

Transparent Water – Tama Tama

What happens when rich Mandinka culture with its griot meets Swiss harp?
Today’s musical edition explores “dreamy” kora of West Africa conveying stories of life, love… lullabies
Out of many, Seckou Keita shares his tradition, and reach over the borders with universal language of music.
New album as an amazing collaboration with Omar Sosa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ0NsNLS3g4

tracklist
Secko Keita Quartet – Kanu Foro
Seckou Keita Miro ft Mariama Kouyate
Secko Keita Quartet – Missing You
Seckou Keita – Future Strings in E – 22 Strings
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita – Two Harps That Beat As One
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté – Jarabi
Mali – Bamako KONODJANFI Koniba Traore
Kasse Mady Diabate – Simbo
Fatoumata Diawara & Amine Bouhafa – Timbuktu Fasso
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Sabu Yerkoy
Rokia Traore – Sabali
Habib Koite – Sirata
Fatoumata Diawara – Kanou
Ballake Sissoko – Nalesonko
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – Les Bras De La Mer
Seckou Keita Quartet-Tounga
Seckou Keita – Tana

The Cosmic Journey

The soundtrack for your midnight electronic cosmic journey

tracklist
Kaytranda – Track Uno
Kashif – The Mood
Azymuth – Fenix
Sun Palace – Rude Movements
Taeko Ohnuki – Le Courant De Mecontentment
Herbie Hancock – Stars In Your Eyes (12 Mix)
Voilaaa – Spies Are Watching Me (feat. Sir Jean)
Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space
Casco – Cybernetic Love
Sultan Shakes – Interstellar Love
Charlie – Spacer Woman
Tall Black Guy – Come With Me And Fly
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
Freeez – Keep in touch
Tall Black Guy – Floating
Fruit – If You Feel It, Say Yeah
Ozo – Anambra

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