Posts Tagged ‘singing’
On Sunday the 16th of April 2017 a group of musicians performed some nice versions of old classics such as “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, “What a Wonderful World”, “Feeling Good” and many more along with some of Rolf’s original instrumental compositions.
Whilst no-one questions the position of the fiddler in any kind of folk band, the jazz violinist constantly has to justify himself in the face of sceptics who believe that they should stick to either Bach or barndances. The violin is still not widely seen as being a natural instrument for swing, despite a history going back to the early days of Jazz.
We are featuring some of great jazz violin players starting with Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Ray Nance, Stephane Grappelli, Billy Bang, Jean-Luc Ponty, Regina Carter….
Joe Venuti – Sweet Lorraine rare
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang – I’ve Found a New Baby
Ray Nance – Come Sunday
Regina Carter – Kothbiro
Billy Bang – All Blues
Stephane Grappelli – Souvenir de Vilingen
Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli – I Saw Stars (1934)
Michel Petrucciani, Stéphane Grappelli – Flamingo
Maner-Phillips– Angles Of Repose Number One
Regina Carter – Pavane
Billy Bang – Doi Moi
Zach Brock – Common Ground
Christian Howes with Robben Ford – Groove Merchant
Jean-Luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, & Stuff Smith – This Can’t Be Love
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.
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