Posts Tagged ‘Festival’
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 Womens 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.
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. Its 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 …
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
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.
John – lead singer, YUK
George – sax, US
Pete – keys, UK
Niketa – dancer, Sweden
Arun – percussion, India
Vlad – harmonica, trombone, Bulgari, UK
Kyle – Visual, Asutralia
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
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
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
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.
Another exhibition by Alean and Alex in Auroville, this time during the Hibiscus Festival 2017, supported by the busuki of Francois for a couple of songs.
Probably the name to call this band is not really appropriate, as Francois says at the end of the first song. During Hibiscus festival 2017 they played Klezmer, Gipsy and Balcanian music very well. Francois on clarinet, violin, flute, busuki and voice, Shalini on accordion and voice and an unknown guy on acoustic guitar.
Rema from Unity Pavilion , and one of the key persons in the whole Febraury fundraiser Art for Land talks about the motives, and main idea behind it. As she says, there are still pieces of land in Auroville Master Plan area which need to be bought for plan to be completed.
Last year they have tried with the auction Art for Land for the first time, and since the results were not so encouraging, this year the whole thing is going on for the full month of the February with accompanied events – from culture to Marathon and market. All the proceedings from the events , and from the auction are going toward purchase of the missing plots of the AV land in Master Plan area.
This year over 60 artist donated their work, and at Unity Pavilion are on display over 300 art works.
Among others there are art works by artist who were trained by The Mother, or touched by The Mother or from the Mother’s trunk.
Organizing the exhibition, and events is all in the hands of volunteers without any money compensation, and the raised money goes directly to Unity Fund, which will allocated it in March towards the land purchase, and all the numbers will be published.
Rema also explain the bidding process, and one can see the art works, and still place the bid on
Meditation for Mother’s Birthday21st February 2017, 5.45 to 6.45 am In the Matrimandir AmphitheatreEntrance from the Second Banyan Gate, open from 4.45 to 5.40 am only!
On Sunday 26 February at 5.15 pm In the Garden of Unity, Matrimandir; A Heart Of SilenceA musical offering by The Russian Singing Bells.
CAT 10 on Tuesday, February 21st 4.30 pm at Unity Pavilion Discussion panel of Aurovilians from various backgrounds. An exploration of collaboration between environment and development. The aim is to dissolve polarities and prejudices in the light of the Charter and the Dream.
Solidarity Events for Auroville Land this week at Unity Pavilion20th at 8pm Emergence, 25th at 3pm auction Art for Land, 28th at 3pm concert with Nadaka.
Monday 20th February from 5.30 to 6.30 pm At the gallery of Art of the Citadines.The French Pavilion and Les Baladantes invite you to the Closing evening of the Aurolire Festival 2017!Poems and songs in French
Thursday 23rd February 2017 in Cripapiano ConcertEncounters and reflections
By Hartmut von Lieres Impressionistic Jazz8 pm sharp (latecomers will not be admitted)
Thursday 23rd of Februart at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, Bharat Nivas presents “SAMBHAVAMI YUGE YUGE””I am born from age to age”
At Solitude Farm on Friday 24th we can listen to Ziia & The Swing Mates.
Thursday, 23rd February 3:30 pm at Bhavishyate, Bharat Nivas CIRHU presents:Aurovilian Conversations – Aryamani’s Experience on “Bringing Sri Aurobindo on Stage”
A devotion that keeps concentrated and silent in the depths of the heart but manifest in acts of service and obedience, is more powerful, more true, more divine, than any shouting, and weeping devotion.
The Words of The Mothner, Vol.14