Posts Tagged ‘Martinique’
Erika not unknown to Auroville performed last night at Kasha Ki Aasha in Pondicherry with Shanks who has shown his talent on different occasions either be concert or jam sessions.
Erika Lernot was born in Martinique and grew up in Paris, France. Throughout her childhood she was surrounded by different styles of music including the traditional drums of the Carribean Islands as well as jazz, soul, hip hop and Oriental. These influences as well as those sounds coming from Africa, Cape Verde and Brazil are mixed into her songs in their poetry and rhythm culminating in a unique mix of French soul and Caribbean jazz.
She has performed in Parisian venues like New Morning, Hotel de Ville, Studio de lErmitage and Olympia and recently completed a tour of India hosted by Alliance Francaise.
Oyaya or Joy was the first song of the evening sung by Erika, and as it went forward energy was rising. Toward the end there was hardly any one sitting at peace. Smoothnes, tranquility and vibrant energy of life in Erika’s and Siam’s song indeed have carried us to some other space. Music which reflects today’s globality of the planet, born in Caribbean islands, enriched with African and South American rhythms, and more, would be hard to label but it carries all the warmth of the heart of Erika and Siam.
At the same the night itself has proven that the need of informal social gathering to celebrate togetherness in the community is huge. And what could be more universal than the language of music.
In today’s news in a phone interview Kavitha from Youth Link inviting us to an International Yout Day 12th August at Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, international Zone. They would like to highlight the positive aspects of what youth is doing in Auroville including our bioregion. Event will be going on from 2pm to 10pm with many presentations of the work of youth, exhibition, shows, open mic, food stalls …….
Saturday 8th of Aug. at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, , Bharat Nivas drumming performance Taiko performance of Yuhei Motoyama from Japan.
At Well Caffe in SveDame Caribbean Night with live performance at 8.30pm of Erika, Siam and Romain after the Caribbean dinner with video presentation.
All that is he, and he is the More than all that is, and we ourselves, though we know it not, are being of his being force of his force, conscious with a consciousness derive from his; even our mortal existence is made out of his substance and there is an immortal within us that is a spark of the Light and Bliss that are for ever.
– Sri Aurobindo
International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000. International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.
IYD was designated by the United Nations in 1999 with the adoption of Resolution 54/120.
International Youth Day is an opportunity to celebrate the creative force and the innovative impetus that young people bring to every society. This years theme Youth Civic Engagement emphasizes the role played by the involvement and inclusion of young people in building social cohesion and collective well-being.
Erika and Siam in short interview share with us their view on music, life. Both passionate about music where the worlds meet see that the planet is globally connected where borders and prejudices are melting down. Both aware of the rise of new consciousness, rise of humanity where balance between material and spiritual is the key; balance without neglecting one on the expense of another, remembering healthy traditions. With stars in their eyes, warmth on the faces and hearts on their palms they see hope for the humanity.
Further they are more hopeful since seeing the ongoing experiment called Auroville.
On Saturday 8th of August at Well Caffe in SveDame will share with the community their music with Erica on vocal, Siam on guitar and Suresh on drums.