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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 .

Selections par Gangalakshmi 228

Une serie hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Francais) de selection d oeuvres sur ou de la Mere et Sri Aurobindo, qui lui semble La Manifestation Supramentale.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week Sri Aurobindo s La Synthiese des Yoga: Quatrieme Livre Chapitre XXIV, Le Sens Supramental; – LeYoga de la Perfection de Soi;

On the special request from listeners this edition is un cut!!!

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)

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

Happy Diwali celebrating Light

 Monday 16th of October, 5pm in SAWCHU (Bharat Nivas).we are invited by
the Auroville Safety & Security Team to join them in an Information Meeting .

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

The Residents’ Assembly Service has announced the final list of participants for selecting TDC for the 3-day selection process, from the 20th till the 22nd of October.
All the nominees have gone through the feedback process conducted by the TFRC

Tuesday, October 17 at 4:30 pm at Unity Pavilion – Exploring Prosperity .

All are cordially invited to take part the Deepawali celebration on Tuesday 17th Oct 2017 evening in front of Solar Kitchen, starting with the community dinner at 6pm, fire work at 7.30pm, and cultural program by AV children and adults at 7.45pm.

On Saturday October 21 at 5:15 pm The Pavilion of Tibetan Culture Invites us for a discussion on Claude Arpi’s latest book.

Issue 8 of {“The Squeak”} , a magazine by students of The Learning Community (TLC) is out.

Perfection is not a maximum or an extreme. It is an equilibrium and a harmonisation.
The Mother

Seven Steps to Heaven

Today we continue with the story of classical jazz, featuring again some of the jazz legends, such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerlad, ….
tracklist
Something’s Gotta Give — Ella Fitzgerald
Cloudburst — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
Killer Joe — Art Farmer and the Benny Golson Jazztet
Cast Your Fate to the Wind — Vince Guaraldi Trio
Since I Fell for You — Dinah Washington
Seven Steps to Heaven — Miles Davis
Lush Life — John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
The Cat — Jimmy Smith
Watermelon Man — Mongo Santamaría
Fly Me to the Moon — Anita O’Day
Night Train — Oscar Peterson Trio
Chicago — Count Basie and Tony Bennett
I’m in the Mood for Love — Charlie Parker
Cry Me a River — Julie London
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy — Cannonball Adderley

Ecological Sanitation

Yesterday’s presentation of Lucas from EcoPro was trying to show what are the downfall of classical sanitation versus ecological sanitation.
Presentation was illustrated with power point slides with many examples of life cycle, and sanitation, either the one that is most commonly used, and the ecological, and field examples. Lucas , for the start, elaborated on the cycle of nutrient, on entrophication of water bodies and nutrient – poor wastelands, reflection current sanitation systems, on the purity – pollution gradient in a caste-based society.

CAT on RC in Auroville

Friday 6th October there was a CAT (Creative Auroville Together) gathering on Restorative Circles (RC) in Unity Pavillion, Auroville.
Together with the Cat team we explored what RC can offer us as a community, how do they work and why do we have them.
RC is a community process designed to hold space for those in conflict.
There are 3 stages designed to identify the key factors in the conflict, reach agreements on next steps, and evaluate the results.
As circles form they invite shared power, mutual understanding, self – responsibility and effective action within the community.
The process is voluntary and open to all. Anyone can call a circle, anyone can be named to be invited to a circle and anyone can contact the facilitator and request to be included.
Most of the participants find RC a powerful tool to be used as one of Auroville`s conflict resolution options.
How to call a circle? Send a mail to restorative@auroville.org.in or speak in person to L`aura, Janet, Shanti, Helene or Kati.
Two day regular workshops will be offered (see News and Notes).
Also interesting to know that RC practices development began with the work of Dominic Barker in Rio de Janeiro in the mid 90`s in the favelas and continues with a growing community both in Brazil and internationally

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