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Peace, Justice for All

Last night and still tonight Auroville Choir, Youth Choir and Instumental Ensemble are sharing with the community at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins.
“Music has the capacity to breathe harmony into the soul. The Peacemakers breathes the harmony of Peace.” Terry Waite

Choir director and vocal coach, and conductor Nuria
Instrumental and Ensemble director Matthew
Sound engineer Joel
Lights Jean

Youth Choir Aloe, Amber, Asia, Claire, Daniel Hye Yoon, Jangchup, Luna, Mir, Neha, Pia, Pooja, Prithvi, Raman, Sarah, Samedha, Snea, Tara, Akila, Auroshree, Eurydice, Hannah, Leela, Manisa, Masha, Mir, Rathan, Yugesh

Auroville Choir
Aisha, Ambra, Anandamayi, Bessie, Carla, Elke, Isabelle, Karen, Kathrin, Lisbeth, Marina, Marion, Pauliena, Stefania, Swaha, Agsaneh, Divya, Gumsoon, Helema, Helgard, Malvika, Mila, Miriam, Pala, Ratna, Rita, Srimoyi, Stefanie, Tineke,
Antonio, Emaniele, Jean-Yves, Lyle, Otto, Stefa, Tom, Umberto

Instrumental Ensemble
flute Bryce, piano Carel, guitar and trumpet Shanks, keyboards and saxophone Matthew, double bass and violin Holger, electric bass Txuma, drums Matthia, percussion Prakash

Comments: 0 Date: 18 Feb 2017

CAT10, Hibiscus Art, Invocations

At Savitri Bhavan Thursday 16 February, 5.15 pm .“To see a World in a Grain of Sand”Poems of Small ThingsReading and Flute by Gordon

Tonight at 8pm at Solitude Farm Ilhaam Project.

On Friday, 17th February. at SAWCHU- Bharatnivas Oddissi and Kathank Dance Performance by Rekha & her students

CAT10 on Tuesday, February 21st 4.30 pm with Discussion panel of Aurovilians from various backgrounds: Luigi (presentation), Marti, B, Louis, Jaya, Suzie
followed by an open dialogue with the audience on the relation between green city and green belt.

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of February,At 8.00 pm at Bharat Nivas AuditoriumAUROVILLE CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLE IN CONCERT THE PEACEMAKERS

From 17th to 19th of February at 7.30pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi – MY AUTOPSY , a poetic dark comedy by writer and performer Hamish Boyd, directed by Fif Fernandes, musical director Jonathan Walton .

Saturday, February 18th, 2.30pm at the SAIIER Conference Hall Auroville Campus Initiative (ACI) and Department for Further Learning of SAIIER invite us to the presentation of students who participated in

On Sunday 19th of February from 10am onward at Well Cafe in SveDame Hibiscus Art Festival.

If earnestly you say to the Divine « I want only Thee », the Divine will arrange the circumstances in such a way that you are compelled to be sincere.
The Words of The Mother, Vol. 14

ACROSANTI, a new collaboration?

Through the art of the Architectural Instrument – A presentation of Paolo Soleri’s theory of compact city design by David and Nadia (long term Acrosanti residents & friends of Auroville).

Sometimes the recording has a noise coming from the electromagnetic fields of the room, we apologize for it.

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Feb 2017

Yes for AP, Savitri, Jazz

Tuesday, January 31st at 4 pm at Unity Pavilion -‘The Auroville Foundation Act’, 1988 – (CAT 08)

The Appeal Process is approved! Residents Assembly Service has registered 237 votes (214 – yes, 23 – no) which are only 13.8% of our population (1718 registered residents):

Monday January 30th at 7 pm at The Matrimandir Garden of Unity we are invited to the “Man, sole awake …” – selections from Savitri

On Wednesday 1st of February At Solitude Farm : A TRIBUTE TO PASTORIUS

Thursday, 2nd- February at 3:30 pm at Citadine Art Gallery CHIRU Auroville Conversations – Vikram on “Collaboration instead of Competition in Physical Education and Exploration

Ultimate Frisbee – 7th annual Auroville Hat Tournament on the 4th & 5th of February.

Go forward calmly and firmly, not attached to success, not disturbed by unsuccess; my divine help will then never fail you
Sri Aurobindo

Comments: 0 Date: 30 Jan 2017

Auroville Youth Choir

For the end of the interaction of faculty and students of California Institute of Integral Studes San Francisco – Integral Living with Sri Aurobindo Centre of Studies… India and The World Bharat Nivas we had a chance to hear Auroville Youth Choir at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India.
Repertoire was consisted of different songs from all corners of the world – from Africa, over the Balkan to the North of Europe and Americas…..
Auroville Youth choir is led by Nuria Casanova since 1995. Today the choir is consisted of 30 singers from 10 different nationalities, aged from 9 to 17 years.
Director: Nuria Casanova
Keyboard: Matthew Littlewood
Light: Jean
Sound: Matthias

Comments: 0 Date: 12 Jan 2017

Bossa Nova and Rock

Visitor’s Centre last night, under the moonshine of almost full moon was quite busy with music lovers, friends. Old time aurovilian Eliane has decided that during her visit “back home” will share with the community a concert of Bossa Nova tunes since she hails from Brasil. With the same set of musicians also Shakit shared some of the latino jazz tunes; Jivatman joined for a song.
In the other part Band Rock with Amando Israel, Dhani and Peter has started, late been joined by Edo(ardo)….. Eliane; and the audience expressed their excitement through vigilant dance.

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Jan 2017

Full Moon Events, CAT, Choir

Thursday, January 12th from 4pm at Unity Pavilion – CAT 06: Collective Intelligence for Evolutionary TransformationWith Jean-Francois Noubel

Tuesday 10th of January at 8pm at Pitanga a talk on The Great Nebula in Orion by Franziska Detrez, Myrta Konietzka and Nele Schute

On Wednesday 11th of January at 7pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas The Auroville Youth Choir, directed by Nuria Casanova.

On Thursday 12th of January, Full moon night,At Pavilion of Tibetan Culture (International Zone) at 7.45 pm a Flute Concert : “My Journey through Indian Music”By Gordon Kortange.

On Friday 13th of January at 7.30pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi Kings of the Realms, Dance as a Masterpiece by Tanjore Quartet Bharata Natyam Arthus-bertrand

14ht & 15th of Januray at 8pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi – My Burning Heart – a monologue from Satrpem’s interview “7 days in India”, performed by Francesca, directed by Moghan bookings requested since only 30 people can attend at

Thursday 12th January CHIRU with AV conversation with Frederick and the topic will will be: The Mother.

Strength, if it is spiritual, is a power for spiritual realisation; a greater power is sincerity; the greatest power of all is Grace. I have said times without number that if a man is sincere, he will go through in spite of long delay and overwhelming difficulties. I have repeatedly spoken of the Divine Grace. I have referred any number of times to the line of the Gita:
“I will deliver
thee from all sin and evil, do not grieve.”
May 1931

Salangai Pooja, Odissi, Jazz

Monday, 2 January 2017, from 6pm onward we are All invited for a ‘Salangai Pooja’ dance performance by the Isai Ma(i)yam Dance group Sri Mahakalishwara Siva Temple at Irumbai

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 8 pm In CRIPA, Kalabhum CRIPA Jazz Night
Sid Jacobs (guitar) & Matt Littlewood (Trio)Holger Jetter (bass)Srinath Srinivasan (drums)

Wednesday 4th of January at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas Odissi Dance by Kanchana’s Group

Saturday , 7th of January, 2017 Youth Center invites us to this year’s Nalaikki Fair! Open to all from 10 am to 10 pm .

Sunday , 8rth of January at 8pm at the Visitors Center “Bossa Nova and Rock Concert” Bossa Nova from Eliane and Band.Rock from Amando Israel, Dhani and Suresh

An aimless life is always a miserable life. 
Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. 
Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. 
But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself
The Mother , “On Education”

ITDC presentation of new projects

Fabian did a fabulous job in presenting, the circumstances of 16 new projects , all under development and waiting for various approvals. There was a lot of content to cover and a lot of pending inquiries by the Aurovilians, who attended the presentation. The ultimate intention of the GM presentation was to get a clear consensus on opinions of the residents on the projects. But, many Aurovilians it seemed, had no background information about some of the projects, which led to detailed narratives, which was apart from the intended flow of the presentation. Nonetheless, the residents were quite unified on issues of allocation of lands, in non-complimentary zones. The residents, requested for more data onto the projects, which could only then create a premise of decisions and opinions. ITDC acknowledged these concerns of insufficient data available, and were open for suggestions and volunteers to fill the gaps in administration. Data on lands is formulative of many agencies and thus can always only be a summary of things.
At the on-set it is observed, couple of projects have strong objections, by Aurovillians and ITDC seemed to have no way of reaching a clear verdict.

Comments: 0 Date: 25 Dec 2016

Peace Bells By Vera

Tranquility at the Tibetan pavilion.
Vera does her magic again with the peace bells, currently at home with the Tibetan pavilion. People got a golden opportunity to experience tranquility and peace, be able to deeply connect within themselves and also the cosmos around them. This was possible only by the powerful instrument we have from Russia, The Peace Bell.
To everyone good fortune, the Bell master who has invented the bell itself was here in Auroville just that very day. The Peace Bell now tuned to be even more harmonious, gave an experience of trance to all the audience of the concert. Vera invited everyone to also experience playing the Peace Bell, which was for some, quite a revelation.
Thanks goes also to Tibetan Pavilion for not only hosting the bell but regularly having such introduction concerts. The Peace Performance was scheduled to be on, what is called ‘White Wednesday’, Tibetans all around the world are now joining hands and bringing awareness about situation in Tibet every Wednesday. We all support the cause of restoring peace again in the lands of Tibet, and we have special Peace Bell to emphasis our support.

Comments: 0 Date: 19 Dec 2016
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