Posts Tagged ‘Music’
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.
Litter Free Auroville is an initiative put forward in order to eliminate waste from Auroville by using creative means. The first day we witnessed performances where plastic and other waste products were used as instruments. The exhibitions also opens up an array of creative ways these wastes can be used innovatively. We also spoke to the organizers of the event who gave us further clarity on the aim behind the initiative.
For more details on the event, do check out the link:
Chloe performed an interesting piece of music out of old tapes and systems. Her performance was intriguing as she created music through waste. The performance was a potpourri of jazz music, conversations and other genres of music.
Djelan on midi-guitar, accompained by Suresh on drums, created an infectious beat which inspired people to dance and lose themselves in the music.
The various effects connected with the midi-guitar of Djelan enabled him to replicate the sounds of trombone, sax, and even flute, giving the feel of a full band playing.
The singer guitarist songwriter changed styles from soothing Bossa Nova to more spicy latino beats, and ended with Indian and Arabic flavours.
Djelan: vocal & midi-guitar
Eight young musicians from Marseilles, France, with their brass instruments played a variety of pop dance songs, and created a refreshing festive atmosphere.
Although the concert took place on a Monday evening, the youth and volunteers found the charming vibes irresistible and took to the dance floor.
The musicians were interacting with the audience with a light sense of humour. It was a surprise to find such a joyful concert at the Youth Centre.
This event came from an idea of Alan to see how some Aurovillian pianists would gather and share their music love… so Dominique, for the first time in public, Alain and Yaroslava shared their music with us. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak, Borodin, Chopin, Mozart and others.
Set in the imaginary City of Neotopia, the play tells a story of a government frustrated by their city’s lack of growth. In an attempt to identify the main obstacles to the city’s progress, a group of politicians invite in a team of foreign consultants to identify the problem.
After an exhaustive study, the consultants conclude that the main obstacle to the city’s growth is the citizens, recommending the introduction of a new kind of citizen – Citizen One. Free from the inconvenience of emotion and opinion, Citizen One promises to get things moving again, but things do not go as planned.
Photographs by Marco Saroldi here
The Office of Progress has been made aware of the presence of a subversive theatrical production.
DO NOT WATCH THIS PERFORMANCE
SUBVERSIVE MATERIAL TITLE: CITIZEN ONE
Citizens are advised to avoid this performance at the following coordinates:
WHEN: 8pm, SATURDAY MARCH 4
WHERE: KALABHUMI AMPHITHEATRE
You are at risk of being reprogrammed.
GRAPHIC MATERIAL WARNING!
This post also contains attached graphic material.
Do not look at it, do not listen!
A lot of people danced and enjoined the Ziia and the Swing Mates exhibition in Solitude Farm last Friday 23rd Feb. A concert of modern swing and blues very well played.