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Posts Tagged ‘Festival’

Celebrating Tamil New Year 2017

A collaboration of Ilaignarkal Education Center and Mohanam Cultural Center, brought together the Tamil New Year celebration in Auroville hosted by Visitor Center.
The Ilaignarkal Education Center is involved with teaching and bringing together the Tamil workers of Auroville. The Mohanam Cultural Center experiment with making different sorts of instruments (mainly percussion, string and wind instruments) out of local material.
Almost like a harvest festival many seasonal fruits and vegetables were presented in honor of the Tamil New Year. Astrological predictions were announced as what the coming year would bring. Live traditional Tamil music and dance enhanced the event.

Trashband play at Kalakendra

On Saturday 8th April The Trashband performed making sounds and rhythms only using everyday items we find in our garbage…… plastic and glass bottles, tin cans, rubber balloons and more. It was a very lively and humorous show with the underlying message to keep our world litter free.

Tamil New Year, Heritage Festival

In today’s news we are featuring Murugan from Mohanam Cultural Centre inviting us to a 4th Village Heritage Festival on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of April between 10am to 5pm at Bamboo Land opposite of Imagination, organized by Mohanal Cultural Centre and Pondicherry Tourism Department.

At the occasion of Tamil New Year on Friday 14th of April 10 am to 5 pm at Visitors Centre we are invited to a VASANTHORCHAVAM Chithirai Edu-Cultural Festival Welcoming the summer

On Friday 14th April at 7 pm at Visitors Center Auroville Kids and Students invite you to their dance open house:
(Aranketra Kaadhai) ; organized by Ilaignarkal Education Centre and Mohanam .

One can live the Divine even thought unable to express the Divine, one can realise and be the Divine’s infinity though unable to define or explain the Divine.
The Words of The Mother, Vol.14

Trashion Show 2017 Backstage

The second Auroville Trashion Show took place the 1st of April but it wasn’t an April fool at all…
Andrea jumped on the backstage to get some short interviews with Marc, Pragnya, Arlette, Chandra and Mukhta.

The Auroville Trashion Show 2017 in 41 shots (pics by Piero Cefaloni)
https://www.facebook.com/auroville.radio/posts/1029793613818915

The whole recorded event
http://www.aurovilleradio.org/lfa2017-trashion-show

The Auroville Trashion Show 2010
http://www.aurovilleradio.org/trashion-show

Impressions from The Trashion Show 2010
http://www.aurovilleradio.org/impressions-from-the-trashionshow

Hibiscus Festival at Well Cafe

Hibiscus Festival at Well Cafe in Sve-Dame
A jam session with no ambition, but just for the joy of playing together exploring various styles. The main objective of the night was being together and having fun. Audrie sang and played the flute. Joel on bass, Philippe on guitar. Francois played on clarinet, on violin and an a self made string instrument similar to a medieval guitar. Gino on percussion.
The second half of the evening included an elegantly choreographed Fire Show by a young lady accompanied by Gino’s rhythms. This performance although completely improvised appeared totally in synchronization between the fire juggling and the drumming.


Comments: 0 Date: 30 Mar 2017

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

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 …

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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

Massive Vibe Live

From the last performance within Remembering Veenapani, a month long Festival at Adishakti we have witnessed Massive Vibe Live! concert.
As a ground breaking music production, produced and with lyrics by Queen Be.
The global tour “Perfect as You Are” they use powerful lyrics, music, magnetizing visuals and dance for a power packed performance. With lively sax, harmonica and hang solos, uplifiting percussion and stunning visual running throughout the show, bringing and atmosphere world-changing lyrical and visual magic.
And as the members saying they are the people of the world, who came together and claim their birthright to be powerful… to be of benefit to all.

Band
John – lead singer, YUK
George – sax, US
Pete – keys, UK
Niketa – dancer, Sweden
Arun – percussion, India
Vlad –
harmonica, trombone, Bulgari, UK
Kyle – Visual, Asutralia

Crew:
Katharina Raysz – direction , Germany, US
Asaf Chenner – tour manager, Australia
Lizzie Keates – PR and live stream, UK
Sonic Omar – PR and social newtoworking, UK
Celine Smith – band manager, France, UK

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Comments: 0 Date: 27 Feb 2017

The Raghuraman Trio

In the last weekend of Remembering Veenapani Festival at Adishkati last night The Raghuraman Trio took the stage for jazz concert.
They performed a repertoire of jazz carefully selected to fit the theme and the beauty of the theater. We heard some jazz standards, some original pieces by Karina Colis… all enthusiastically supported by the audience.

Raghuraman Ramasubramanian on guitar
Karina Colis on drums
Avishek Dey on bass


Comments: 5 Date: 26 Feb 2017

I am Yusuf and this is my brother

Mein Huun Yusuf Aur Yeh Hai Mera Bhai, a play by Aasaktha, Pune.
Playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi, directed by Mahit Takalkar.

One of the last performances within remembering Veenapani month long festival at Adishkati last night touched one of painful moments of human history, and as one Palestinian poet points out: These tears that we shed, should be for those still breathing.

Story of three – Yusuf, Ali and Nada remembering 1948 when the British mandate ended in Palestine, and the Un was voting on who will control what part of the land… Love story between Ali and Nada, and friendship between mentally challenged Yusuf and Ali, who , as we find out in the end, is responsible for Yusuf’s condition.
Powerfull story, amazing acting
Cast:
Ipshita Chakrabory, Ashish Mehta, Iftenda Joshi, Ajeet Singh Palawart, Ninad Mahajani, Mrinmayee Godbole, Sandeep Shikhar, Jayesh Newi, Arpeetta Chogardare, Sagar Deshmuukh, Tejaswini Barve, Alap Vaidya, Hirhsikeeh Pujari, Vinayak Lele.

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Comments: 0 Date: 25 Feb 2017
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