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Tribute to Carlos Santana

In musical circles Santana is well know on his virtuosity on guitar and numerous collaborations from jazz, rock, and latin music while creating his own unique style.
Born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.
Today we are featuring just few of his huge opus

tracklist
Carlos Santana Oneness , Silver dreams golden smiles
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin – Naima
John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana and Etta James – Blues Boogie Jam
George Benson & Carlos Santana – Breezin’
Carlos Santana (Gardenia)Smooth Jazz
CarlosSantana – Luz, Amor Y Vida
Carlos Santana – Margarita ft. Romeo Santos
Carlos Santana Feat. Dave Matthews – Love of My Life
Carlos Santana Africa Bamba
Carlos Santana Black Magic Woman Alicia Keys
Carlos Santana – El Nicoya
Carlos Santana – Corazon Espinado ft. Mana
Carlos Santana – Maria Maria ft. The Product G&B
Carlos Santana Feat Feat Lauryn Hill & Cee-Lo – Do You Like The Way
Carlos Santana ft Sade Adu – Why Can’t We Live Together
Carlos Santana – Indy ft. Miguel
Carlos Santana – Why Don’t You & I ft. Alex Band
Santana – La Flaca ft. Juanes
Santana – Cry Baby Cry ft. Sean Paul, Joss Stone

Left Alone

An eclectic mix of contemporary or free jazz, featuring known names such as John Coltrane, Max Roach, Archie Sheep, Bud Powell, Clifford Brown

The Last Months of a Free Nation

Last night presentation and discussion on latest Claude Arpi book on history of Tibet at Pavilion of Tibetan Cutlure in International Zone, was moderated by Lt Gen Ashok Chatterjee, former General office Commandin-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, who became aruovilian after his retirement.
Book titled The Last Months of a Free Nation; India Tibet Relation 1947 – 1962 is the first of four book which extensively, and well documented describe that particular, and painful era of Tibet. Claud Arpi, who is fascinated by history of Tibet since 1972, is researching through all possible, and available archives to put light on those fragments of history. Audience expressed deep interest on the events in history of Tibet , which has determined its path, regarding the relations between India and Tibet.

Book was officially launched on 7th of Septmeber 2017 at the United Serivce Institution of India in Delhi by Mr. Shishankar Menon, former National Securtiy Adivser and Foreign Seceretary. book is available at White Seagull .

The Skate Park

The Skate Park, is a youth hub, a forest island, and a safe environment to bring families, friends and children together.

Have you heard what is happening at the new Skate Park in Dehashakti?
First of all let me give you directions on how to get there:
If you are driving from the Youth Center towards Fertile, pass Minati and a few hundred meters on your right you will see the Dehashakti sign. Enter and take the very first sharp right. You will be in a skate park in the middle of the forest.

I spoke to Edgar, one of the founders of the Skate Park, and he described a bit of the history and the movement behind it.
Let’s give kudos to the Auroville youth that managed to procure funding to initiate this park; transport the metal ramp originally in Aurovelo to the Skate Park to centralize the activities and improve the layout , so now they have two ramps in the court. With surplus money they even added a staircase to the ramp and built a tree house.
Another cool aspect of this project is that the Skate Park is part of a plan of conservation of the green corridor, which includes the wild life in the area and the forest. The green corridor links to the city center by cycle and foot paths.
The Skate Park as it is now functions already as a youth hub, but also it attracts families – sometimes with very small children. With the addition of a playground and toilets, the park would be ideal.
So far there are quite a few new skaters attending classes twice weekly, and about 20 regular skaters; and there is a yearly event that includes a light- hearted competition, so look out for the announcement of their next event.

Book on Tibet, Dengue Fever

Monday 23rd October 4:30 pm at the Unity Pavilion.GENERAL MEETING on Code of ConductDear Community.

A new Entry Board will be selected by the Working Committee and the Auroville Council, using the new Fast-Track Selection Process. This new Entry Board will be in place for one year.If you are registered in the ROR, you are eligible to be a member of the new Entry Board and you did receive an email with details. Alternatively, you may also visit the RAS office, Town Hall 1st floor, on Tuesdays 24th; and Thursdays, 19th and 26th; from 10am to 12pm to accept your nomination in case you are interested (or to decline if you are not interested) to be a member of the new Entry Board.

The Residents’ Assembly Service has announced the final list of participants for TDC for the 3-day selection process, from the 20th till the 22nd of October.

Thursday 19th October, 6 pm to 9 pm At Upasana Diwali (festival of light) @ Upasana 2017 .

Saturday October 21 at 5:15 pm at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture we are invited for a discussion on Claude Arpi’s latest book.

Saturday, Oct 21st from 9am into 2pm Dengue Fever Health camp at AVAG. All welcome, no appointment needed.

Aurora's Eye

For Serena to be in Auroville it is a privilege. She “stumble” upon it on her journey all over the planet looking for intentional communities, searching for alternative, more truer lifestyle. And every community she has stopped, she would made a video which was donated to the members of it.
And how she ended here, in Auroville? As Serena laugh it off – the decision was made for her, she just went with the flow…. and The Mother Dream was also hers.
And now she make herself rather busy capturing “Glimpses of Auroville”, where she is documenting, creating a bridge, creating highlights as we are quite fast approaching 50th anniversary. (and by the way, the OutreachMedia is in need of video makers, photographers, writers for the occasion).

Amongst so many other things, Serena recently initiate RAK – Random Act of Kindness, whereby group of people visit services and units and spread hugs, joy, smiles…..

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AurorasEyeFilms/videos
website: https://auroraseye.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AurorasEye

Faded Pictures

Dreaming mix for a dull, cloudy day with some soul, r&b beats, featuring amongst others Jill Scott, N’Dambi, Will Downing, Amel Larrieux, The Roots….

tracklist
The Foreign Exchange – I Wanna Know
The Internet – Girl (feat. KAYTRANADA)
Vikter Duplaix – Nothing Like Your Touch
Dalminjo – Departure Lounge
Phonte & Eric Roberson – Never the Same Smile
N ‘Dambi – Rain (Original)
9th Wonder – Ways I Love
The S.O.S. Band – Tell Me If You Still Care
Jill Scott – Honey Molasses
Will Downing – Satisfy You
Amel Larrieux – We Can Be New
Gramatik – Don’t You Know
Angie Stone – Pop Pop
Case & Joe – Faded Pictures
Pharoahe Monch -So Good (Explicit)
Sade – By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)
Jesse Boykins III – Amorous
Chrisette Michele – Love Is You
The Roots – The Notic (Live)
Jeff Bradshaw – On My Way
Jill Scott – Beautiful Love (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)

Tabla recital by Sanjay Mukherjee

Saturday evening we witnessed a powerful tabla recital, supported by the sitar, by Pt. Sanjay Mukherjee showcasing various styles of tabla playing.
He is one of the most well versed musicologist and great teacher on the subject belonging to the Farukhabad Gharana of Hindustani Classical Music.
He went through different complex tabla rhythms which only connoisseurs can name. Even poetry could be recited by playing the tabla… as he commented, the fingers need to sprout vigour and emotions with supreme artistry.
Tabla and sitar blended together very well. They concluded with a jugalbandi on tabla and sitar much to the taste of the public.
The evening was organised by ARPANAA.
Thank you so much Geeta, Creativity & Mona, Yantra for this wonderful evening.


Comments: 0 Date: 17 Oct 2017

Djanfa Magni – African Scream

Like most modern music in French-speaking West African countries, the music of Benin and Togo was influenced by a few main musical currents: Cuban, Congolese and local traditional music, as well as Chanson Francaise. Additionally, the geographical location of Benin and Togo – sandwiched between Ghana and Nigeria – exposed Beninese and Togolese musicians to Highlife music.
The cultural and spiritual riches of traditional Beninese music had an immense impact on the sound of Benin’s modern music. Benin is the birth place of Vodun (or, as it is known in the West, Voodoo), and some of the rhythms used during traditional rituals – Sakpata, Sato, Agbadja, Tchenkoumé and many others – were fused to Soul and Latin music as early as the mid-1960s and later to Funk.
In the late 60s and early 70s rock and soul music started creeping into the region. In particular, the music of James Brown and Johnny Hallyday became immensely popular with university students. It was then that the music scene in Benin really started to take off.
Compiled by Samy Ben Redjeb ( vinyl) of Various Artists – African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s (2008)

tracklist
Lokonon Andre & Les Volcans – Mi Kple Dogbekpo
Picoby Band
d’Aborney – Mi Ma Kpe Dji
Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – It’s a Vanity
El Rego et Ses Commandos – Se Na Min
Napo De Mi Amor et Ses Black Devils – Leki Santchi
T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Gbeti Madjro
Roger Damawuzan – Wait for Me
Ouinsou Corneille & Black Santiago – Vinon So Minsou
Orchestre Super Jheevs des Paillotes – Ye Nan Lon An
Tidiani Kone & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Djanfa Magni
Disafric Band – Houiou Djin Nan Zon Aklumon
Le Super Borgou de Parakou – Congolaise Benin Ye
Vincent Ahehehinnou – Ou
c’est lui ou c‘est moi
Les Volcans de la Capitale – Oya Ka Jojo

AV Safety and Security

Yesterday’s Information Meeting of Auroville Safety & Security Team at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India was not well attended from the side of community.
Current AV Safety&Security Team , consisting of Samuel, Indra, Srijita, Mattheiu, Peter, Carlos, and the guards, which took its place about year and a half ago, shared intensively with us what are they going through, changes they have implemented in their work, obstacles, scope of work, and future plans. In all they also emphasized the importance of prevention rather than intervention. In this aspect collaboration with the community is of utmost importance. They would like to have wider interaction with the members of the community from sharing of information to the appropriate attitude of each of the member of the community. Just for an example – in past year 90% of thefts occurred due to the fact that people leaved the doors unlocked!

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