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Beyond the Time

Another exhibition by Alean and Alex in Auroville, this time during the Sve-Dame festival 2017, supported by the busuki of Francois for a couple of songs.

The World is My Home

Soulful Afrohouse – tribal house music in appreciation of Black Coffee, Boddhi Satva, Black Motion, Xoli M…….

Black Coffe ft Zano – Someday
Black Motion – Bhana Shilolo (feat. Zulu)
Jullian Gomes ft. Sia – 1000 Memories
Afrikan Roots – 8 Prophets (feat. Black Motion)
Black Motion – Imali (feat. Nokwazi)
Boddhi Satva – Beautiful Humans (feat. Les Nubians)
Monique Bingham & Black Coffee – Deep In The Bottom (of Africa)
Stones & Bones feat. Tweety – Be There (Christos Fourkis Afro Groove Mix)
Atjazz & Jullian Gomes Agbara feat Wunmi
Black Coffee – Arise And Shine
Boddhi Satva – Apaga O Fogo (Uhuru Remix) [feat. Game Walla]
Xoli M – My Better Half (Afrikan Roots Main Mix)
Black Coffee, Nomisupasta and Black Motion – Traveler

Comments: 0 Date: 15 Feb 2017

Duet "Beyond time"

Duet are Alean and Alex, are coming from Moscow, they work with the Russian Cultural Center in Chennai and now they are traveling around India. They gave us this gorgeous performance of more than an hour and a half of good music.

Comments: 0 Date: 13 Feb 2017

Rage & Beyond Irawati’s Gandahari

Another event for the “Remembering Veenapani Festival 2017”, “Rage & Beyond: Irawati’s Gandahari” under the writing and direction of Sanjukta Wagh, with Hitesh Dhutia on acoustic guitar.

Sanjurta Wagh says: “Rage and Beyond” is not just my response to the character of Gandhari as she appears in Iravati Karve’s “Yugant”, a text that was hailed as one of the first contemporary reinterpretations of the Mahabharata by a woman writer in the 1960’s. When I enter this text in 2014, I am negotiating with the tremendous ebb and flow that inevitably happens when one tries to embody an archetype, a mythological character that is so deeply entrenched in the Indian cultural consciousness. It is at the same time my interaction with Irawati Karve as an empowered woman, deeply rooted in Marathi tradition, someone who was known for her scholarship and yet sought to have a conversation with the world through her non-academic writing. In this rewriting and embodiment of Irawati’s Gandhari, I am trying to keep this complexity alive without the need to either essentialise or glorify either author or her character, by not trying to fill in the blanks.”

Comments: 0 Date: 13 Feb 2017

Music of Love for Mother's Land

The Auroville Sisters performed at the Unity Pavillion on the 12th February 2017 to help raise funds for Auroville’s land aquisition programme.

The Sage For the Ages

Within Remembering Veenapani Festival at Adishakti we heard last night The Sage For the Ages and Kaartikz Ensemble.
Safor for the Ages is anew age independent band with members form India and Bangladesh, and they have shared with the audience stories through their original songwriiting, arranged for trio.
In the second set with quartet Kaartikz Ensemble some jazz standards (Wayne Shoriter, Tania Maria…..etc) were played, and contemporary arrangements of tradition Bengali music.
– Kaartik on Voical, Baritone Guitar and Gutiar Synth
– Kirtana on Vocals and Guitar
– Raj on Bass
– Turjo on Drums

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Comments: 0 Date: 12 Feb 2017

The Funky Side of Life

The 3rd International Potter’s Market ended on 28th January at the Visitor’s Centre with the enjoyable concert of “The Funky Side of Life”, a band composed by two vocalists Vera and Swaha, Matt at sax, Dhani guitars and vocals, Shakti piano and vocals, Sep at drums and Rolf at Bass. More than one hour of good music, well played classic jazz hits and original songs.

Comments: 0 Date: 04 Feb 2017

Lefteris and Friends

At SveDame at Well Cafe Leftersi and friends offered last night a night of dancable music with beats from around the globe. Lefteris Grigoriou hailing form Greece is visiting Auroville with his family, and had found here a “fertile” forest ground to share his music. All the event was more or les jamming or improvised on the spot by either local or visiting musicians joining Lefteris and his wife at the moments. The audience, mostly of guests and volunteers was very excited to the rhythms, and it didn’t take long that they would move by them.

Comments: 0 Date: 22 Jan 2017

Trenchtown Connection – Dub Shack

Trench Town connection … a continuation of a story of dub , originated in 60is in Jamaica where music in this genre consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings[3] and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece, and emphasizing the drum and bass parts (this stripped-down track is sometimes referred to as a ‘riddim’

Dennis Bovell – Rowing 12
Scientist – Dub Bible
Inner Circle & Jacob Miller- Wanted (Dub)
Mighty Two – War Is Over
Fatman Riddim Section – 1190 Rock
Mad Professor – Open Door Dub
Wackies Rhythm Force – Addis Ababa Dub (African Roots. Act 1)
Gregory Isaacs – Cool Down The Pace [12” Version]
Sheriff Lindo-Centrifugal
Sister Nancy – BAM BAM
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bitch Dub
Dawn Penn No, No No
Barrington Levy – Murderer
Yellowman Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
Daweh Congo – Provherbs
Hugh Mundell – Run Revolution A Come [c.1978]
Barrington Levy – Bounty Hunter
The Revolutionaries – Roots Man Dub
Black Uhuru – Sodom
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Fite Dem Back
King Tubby- Zion Gate Dub

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
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