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Selections par Gangalakshmi 118

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!!!

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

How Do We Human’s Communicate

Professor Sehdev Kumar presented the second lecture titled “How Do We Human’s Communicate” in a series of four called “The Human Journey Across the Ages, Ecology, Culture and The Self”. The presentation gave some very interesting observations regarding social structure, language, and the huge leap of humanities evolution in the last two hundred years.


Comments: 0 Date: 21 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 …

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

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

Talking about Flux

On 11 March, a group of people witnessed the launch of book Islands in Flux’ by Pankaj Sekhsaria in Bhavishyate, Bharat Nivas. Pankaj has been engaged with issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from past many years. He presented his two books “The Last Wave, a fictional story talking about lost loves, a culture, a community” and “Islands in Flux, writings on different issues and developments in Andaman and Nicobar Islands over past few years”. In his presentation he also touched upon various issues of Andaman and Nicobar Islands like change in climate (frequent earthquakes and tsunami), living standards of tribal people and wildlife and how human activities are causing environmental imbalance.
The presentation was followed by an interactive session of questions and answers.


Comments: 0 Date: 13 Mar 2017

Woman in Auroville and Bioregion

This week, on Thursday 16th of March at 10.30am SAIIER Conference Room interesting presentation awaits us on Auroville Women’s Health Survey. Paula Murphy along with Michel Mussies who have designed and executed the survey, will be presenting it.
Paula , who is a midwife by her profession, shares with us some insights, thoughts on the survey. in which almost 300 women from Auroville and the bioregion participated.
What does it means to be woman right here, right now? How do we address sexual education in our schools? Do women feel safe here or how do they take care of their safety?
Many topics, many issues touching a healthy life of a woman ….

Selections par Gangalakshmi 116

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!!!

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