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Pongal Events,

Within 50th Anniversary between Jan 11th – 13th , Mohanam village campus (opposite Imagination community) Kolam Sacred Mandala Workshop and Festival As part of the Pongal festival, learn to make Mandalas with the neighboring villages.

Friday 12th January at 3pm in Progress community. The YouthLink Team invite us to a presentation on our Comm4unity course.

On Friday 12th of Janaury at 8pm at CRIPA in Kalbhumi Nuria and the Jazz Quartet.

On Friday 12th at 5pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture – “Hidden Harmony Stronger than Obvious” Aurelio & Colleagues will share an interactive exploration in Harmonic Science, including basics of Overtone Singing.

On Saturday, 13th of January at 7.30pm at Unity Pavilion we are invited to Songs Through Time – Singing for the Land with Carla and PaulaThis is a fund-raising event in connection with the Art for Land exhibition All your donations go towards purchase of land for completing the Masterplan of Auroville.

The meeting of man and God must always mean a penetration and entry of the Divine into the human and a self immergence of man in the Divinity.
But that immergence is not in the nature of an annihilation. Extinction is not the fulfilment of all this search and passion, suffering and rapture. The game would never have been begun if that were to be its ending.

Sri Aurobindo , Thoughts and Glimpses.

Basketball, Badminton, Capoeira

Taiwanese Pavilion team invites to Taiwanese traditional Earth Oven experience on August 5th from 2-5 pm. Location: North East Asian zone, next to Language Lab. 3. Taiwanese Tea Ceremony at Swayam Tea Pavilion at 2 pm on August 6th. (Facilitated by Isha) Taiwanese organic tea will be served. Space limited, please register to ensure your place, Email: taiwan@auroville.org.in 4. Taiwanese Cuisine workshop and tasting on August 13th

Bharat Nivas presents Alpona, a week-long celebration of Bengal and her culture with a panaroma of events. For calendar, please check the image.

The Auroville Library of Things (AloT) invites us on Saturday, 4th of August from 4pm onward to join them in celebrating abundance and generosity.

Circe is offering workshops on circular singing for anyone who wants to sing, and for those who want to sing together on Sundays 6th and 13th at 5.30pm at Africa House, Pavilion of African Cutlure in IZ.
She also offers introduction to Bachata – couple dance, also at AH but on Mondays, before the Afrikan dinner, at 5.30pm .Classes and workshop are free, but welcomes donation toward the building of AH.

Auroville Badminton Tournament is coming up on Wednesday 9th of August at Certitude Badminton Court. Final matches will take place on 19th of August. Last day for registration 7th of August.

Open Capoeira Roda – After a short break, our Capoeira group resumes it’s monthly events with a first Open Capoeira Roda.Adults, kids, beginner, advanced, capoeirista or not… Join us, watch, sing or participate to our circle open to all on Friday 4th of August at Auroville’s Visitor Center, 5.30PM onward.Kids will have the priority for the first half hour.Axé!

What is the best method to find the Divine who is in each of us and in all things?

Aspiration.

Silence.

Concentration in the solar plexus region.


The Words of The Mother, Vol. 14


Comments: 0 Date: 31 Jul 2017

R.I.P. Tekeste!

In the very early hours of morning 6th of June our Ethiopian friend and brother Tekeste B.G. Kidan Zerhanes quietly left his body in his flat in Courage, with his great-nephew at his side
Funeral will take place on .Friday, 8.30am, at Adventure’s burial grounds.~ follow the flowers
Thank you, Tekeste, for your crucial persistence and drive.

Africa House in Making

The Auroville Council and the Working Committee inform us on daily operations at Entry Service

Water Group says : ” So saving water is critical. It is NOT the time to plant anything new. It is NOT the time to refill your massive swimming pools. It is NOT the time to water the roads, as much as it helps to keep the dust down. It is NOT the time to water your lawns, or keep your ornamental gardens lush and green. It IS the time to prioritize your water usage, and have honest conversations within your communities about water usage in communal spaces. It IS the time to save water in every possible way, and to encourage respectfully others in the community to do the same.”

Water Crisis

We know the Divine and become the Divine, because we are That already in our secret nature.
Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jun 2017

African Cosmology and Our Roots

An interesting interview with Aunkh H. Chambalala, who visited us this morning to invite us to the first of his talks. The talk will be on African Astronomy and Cosmology, and was scheduled for today at the Unity Pavilion.
Aunkh gave us an insight in ancient African knowledge of astronomy, cosmology, and affairs of life. Amongst others we were talking about today’s youth, and his passionate involvement in education them.


Comments: 0 Date: 20 Jan 2017

Pan African Mix#3 MAMA2015

The 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards (aka the Mamas) has occurred on 18th of July in Durban, coinciding with Nelson Mandela‘s birthday.
2015 MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARD WINNERS:
Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)
Best Group: P-Square (Nigeria)
Best New Act Transformed by Absolut: Patoranking (Nigeria)
Best Hip Hop: Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Best Collaboration: AKA, Burna Boy, Da LES & JR: “All Eyes On Me” (SA/Nigeria)
Song of the Year: Mavins: “Dorobucci” (Nigeria)
Best Live: Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Video of the Year: “Nafukwa” – Riky Rick; Director: Adriaan Louw
Best Pop & Alternative: Jeremy Loops (South Africa)
Best Francophone: DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast)
Best Lusophone: Ary (Angola)
Personality of the Year: Trevor Noah (South Africa)
MAMA Evolution: D’Banj (Nigeria)
Best International: Nicki Minaj
Artist of the Decade: P-Square
MTV Base Leadership Award: Saran Kaba Jones & S’Bu Mavundla

playlist
Yemi Alade Johnny
Diamond Platnumz
ft. Mr. Flavour – Nana
Ary Não Me Faças Desistir
Diamond Platnumz – Mawazo
Mavins Dorobucci
Yemi Alade Sugar
P Square Ft T.I Ejeajo
D’banj – Knocking On My Door
DJ Arafat – C’est
moi
Riky Rick – Nafukwa
Jeremy Loops – Down South (feat. Motheo Moleko)
DJ Xclusive Ft Sarkodie & Cassper Nyovest – Cash Only
P Square Taste the Money Testimony
Patoranking – My Woman
ft. Wande Coal
Cassper Nyovest – Phumakim (Official Music Video)
Davido – Dodo

Pan African Mix#2 African Scream

Continuation of panafricanism story or going global. Featuring some interesting musicians, political activist, fashion icons…….. in between from Portugal comes a prodigy producer from Angola – Dj Dotorado Pro, with African Scream, made last year, which it can be also seen with whole animation concept (work of collaboration). FoknBois from Gana are having fun while raping out, and Jidenna pairing with Janelle Monae do the Yoga…..

Playlist
Marimba D’Africa – Dj Dotorado
Black Coffee’s Africa rising ft SoulStar – Rock My World
Chris Berry & Awa Sangho – Sister River
Dotorado Pro – African Scream
Lira – Wa Mpaleha
Janelle Monae, Jidenna – Yoga
Liquideep – Fairytale
FOKN Bois – Jesus Is Coming ft Wusuwaah
Bisa Kdei – Mansa
Petite Noir – MDR
Future – Codeine Crazy
ELO – Stare
MzVee Ft. Wiyaala – Real Woman (Bad Like We)
Sarkodie ft Banky W – Pon Di Ting
Cassper Nyovest – Mama I Made It
ELO feat. FOKN Bois- My Everywhere
Nneka – Africans
Wanted (Cuppy Remix) Ft Tiwa Savage
Ziyon – One I A Million


Comments: 0 Date: 16 Sep 2015

Pan African Mix #1 Bridging Gaps

AfrikCan, the first annual celebration of African music, literature, arts, fashion and food will be all about celebration of Africa’s positivity and creativity, including sound, the word, the taste, the look, the philosophy in action, taking place this weekend at NYC, at La Marina. From lineup of musicians we are featuring few songs.

Playlist

Wizkid – Ojuelegba
Les Nubians – Makeda
Wiyaala – Idunne (you alone)
Lira – Ngiyazifela
Young Paris – Nanu – Lotus Flower
Jidenna – Callsic Man
Young Paris – Negus
Oshun – Preeeech
Ayo – Life is Real
Wiyaala – Bunsun (good things)
Lira – Soul in Mind
Wizkid – Show You the Money
Osekre and TheLucky Bastards – Why We Are Here
Ayo – I’m Gonna Dance
Young Paris – Music Factory – Everybody Dance Now
Dj Cuppy -Emini Baller Ft Chidinma, Wizkid, Illbliss, & Suspect
DJ
mOma – Heavy Warmup


Comments: 0 Date: 14 Sep 2015

Flute Recital, Helping Hands

Saturday, 12 September at 6.30 pm at India Space, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India presents an evening of Hindustani Flute Recital by Chandra a student of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia accompanied by Bryce from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a flute player and teacher of Hindustani music.

Tuesday, September 15th, 4.30 to 6.30 pm at SAIIER Conference Hall The Joy of Learning – The Auroville Water Challenge – Part 2 with:
Kireet – 18 Years of Rain Water Harvesting and Erosion Control
Jan – Approach to Sustainable Water Management in Auroville
David – H2O – Hydrological Challenge to Conscious Opportunity

On Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th between 9am to 4.30pm Africa House, Pavilion of African Culture team and volunteers will putting a top layer of roof of the community hall, and they need YOUR hands since the task has to be done in one go.

The whole principle of this Yoga is to give oneself entirely to the Divine alone and to nobody and nothing else, and to bring down into ourselves by union with the Divine Mother all the transcendent light, power, wideness, peace, purity, Truth-consciousness and Ananda of the Supramental Divine.
Sri Aurobindo – Lights on Yoga


Comments: 0 Date: 10 Sep 2015

Owiny Sigoma Band

Owiny Sigoma Band’s debut was released two years ago after a group of London-based musicians traveled to Kenya to collaborate with nyatiti master musician and music teacher Joseph Nyamungu and Luo drummer Charles Owoko. The results on the self-titled disc seemed to reflect on the visitors quickly learning from their hosts, as they produced a set of songs largely based on traditional Luo folk, comprised of irregular rhythms, with poppier songs like ‘Wires’ and ‘Here On The Line’ representing the English musicians influence. Their second album, Power Punch!!!, sees the dynamic reversed, as the duo from Nairobi make the trip to London to this time learn a thing or two from the quartet of Jesse Hackett (vocals, keys), Louis Hackett (bass), Sam Lewis (guitar) and Tom Skinner (drums). The latter introduced some new musical styles to their guests, including shangaan electro, electronic and techno, inspiring the group to develop their sound exploring exciting new sonic territory.

Owiny Sigoma Band’s Nyanza is available through Gilles Peterson‘s label Brownswood Recordings.

playlist

Luo Land – OSB
Changaa Attack – OSB
I Made You You Made Me – OSB
Owegi Owandho – OSB
Here on the Line – OSB
Nyiduonge Drums -OSB
Wires – OSB
Kararu Hits 1 – OSB Edit (unreleased – Kenya)
Yemmpa Aba – Ata Kak (Awesome Tapes – Ghana)
Kararu Hits 2 – OSB Edit (unreleased – Kenya)
Fishermans Camp Pt. 2 – OSB (unreleased – Kenya/UK)
The Grasshopper – Elmore Judd + Rowan Park (UK)
Track 2 – Charles Owoko (unreleased – Kenya)
Lucas Malore (Benny Hill edit) – OSB (unreleased – Kenya/UK)
Demo – Albert Sempeke + Jesse Hackett (unreleased – Uganda/UK)

DNA of Blues

Mix of West African music – Mali, Senegal, Benin, Ivory Coast, Burkina Fasso, Guinea where the traditional styles have grown into new forms of very creative music, reaching the world out of Africa with its creativity. In the mix are many already world renewed names, diverese collaborations, activism…..and as someone said North AMerican blues derives from traditional music of Mali…..

playlist

Oumou Sangare – Ne Bi Fe (I love you)
Awa Sangho – Ala Ta
Rokia Traore_ – Ka Moun Ke
Salif Keita – Yamore
Toumani Diabaté, Ballake Sissoko – Bi Lamban
7 Wassiyé – Habib Koite
Ali Farka Toure Toumani Diabata– Hawa Dolo
Angelique Kidjo – We We
Bassekou Kouyate – Ngoni Fola
Awa Sangho – Danfin
Tiken Jah Fakoly – Plus Rien Ne M’étonne- (ya nada me asombra)

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