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Over The Sun, part 2

Over The Sun
How the White Lions Saved the World
(A Book For Children Of All Ages!)
by
Cedona Holly

Cedona Holly was inspired to write this book after her visit to South Africa in 2004. Linda Tucker’s book “Mystery of the White Lions” filled her with the desire to help them. She hopes the children of the world can help these noble and sacred creatures find their way back to the wilds of Timbavati.


Comments: 0 Date: 19 Jul 2016

Generosity and Gratitude for IYD

From Youth Link which has emerged in Retreat in March 2015, three active members visited us in the studio. After more than a year of their existence they have managed to set up their scope of work, focus of action – they are working on working opportunities of youth of AV and bioregion, searching for alternative and collective ways of housing, and trying to set up an efficient network for (higher) education. In that quest they do include people of other ages, and as they are saying support from all ways is huge (from AV alone they have between 80 to 90 mentors from other age groups).

Last year we celebrated for the first time an International Youth Day at Bahart Nivas.
This year IYD will be celebrated at Unity Pavilion on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of August. For that occasion they are inviting all the youth from AV, bioregion, and others to come forward, and display their projects, art…..
The UN theme for this year “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption.” they have “auroviliazed”, and in that sense the focus of this year celebration will be on Generosity and Gratitude.


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jul 2016

Clouds and Sacred Groves

Shanks has visited us in the studio and shared with us an invitation to a Noages – Clouds , a jazz concert along with Matt, Holger, Suresh and Rolf on Wednesday 27th at 8.30pm at Le Zephry at Visitors Centre.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 24th at 8.30pm at Unity Pavilion NUPURA BAAJE, tinking anklets by Madhumita and Devasmita PATNAK – on the occasion fo Darshan they wish to share with us the beauty, grace, harmony and joy of Odissi.


The universe is not merely a mathematical formula for working out the relation of certain mental abstractions called numbers and principles to arrive in the end at a zero or a void unit, neither is it merely a physical operation embodying a certain equation of forces. It is the delight of a Self-lover, the play of a Child, the endless
self-multiplication of a Poet intoxicated with the rapture of His own power of endless creation.
Sri Aurobindo

Scenes from Shakespeare's Plays

Auroville Theatre Group has prepared 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare death at CRIPA last night. Gathered saw series of scenes of plays staged in Auroville – Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Julius Cezar.
“Foton” from Banaglore shared part of Macbeth, work still in progress

Rocking Last Waltz

In today’s musical edition we feature some classical rock pieces. That was the time just after the descent of supramental which has rippled throughout the world
shifting humanity conscious……
tracklist

Jethro Tull – Locomotive Breath
Dr. John – Such a Night
The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Grateful Dead – Truckin’
Janis Joplin – Me And Bobby McGee
King Crimson-Epitaph
Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven
The Doors – Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) – driving with Jim
The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin
Mamas & The Papas California Dreamin
Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
The Band The Last Waltz ThemeThe Doors – The End

Baul Tradition – Enhearthening

An interesting interview, actually a musical interview with Sudipto Shekhar Mridha, a Baul singer. Through Baul tradition Sudip share insights on life. As Kabir and other tradition also Baul does recognizes oneness of all, and songs with simple lyrics always reflect the present moment yet conveying higher truths.
Sundip will hold a workshop today at 5pm at Svaram – Music called Life.

Re-edited

Scene from Mahabharata

The Ilaignarkal Education Centre has given us the beautiful opportunity to see Tamil folk Theater Theru Koothu performance of a scene from the Mahabharata.
For the very first time have we seen this kind of folk performance; credit goes to the Mohanam Cultural Centre which is providing space and training for young students to dedicate themselves to the revival of folk theater. While watching the performance one could notice the intense work of the students, musicians, and mentors because every detail, all the way to the elaborate costumes, was done by the group.

Koothu means dance or performance in Tamil, it is a folk art originated from the early Tamil country. But more precisely Koothu refers to either Terukuttu or Kattaikkuttu. The terms Terukkuttu and Kattaikkuttu are often used interchangeably in modern times; however, historically the two terms appear to have distinguished, at least in certain villages, between two different kinds of performance: while Terukkuttu referred to mobile performances in a procession, Kattaikkuttu denotes overnight, narrative performances at a fixed performance space. Koothu as a form of entertainment reached its peak hundreds of years ago in Tamil Nadu, as mentioned in the Sangam texts about the development of iyal (literature), isai (music) and natagam (drama). Going beyond just a means of entertainment, koothu educates the rural people about religion and their history.
Koothu is an informal dance structure, the performances generally depict scenes from ancient epics like Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Tamil other classical epics. There are traditionally no dialogues, instead only songs. Artists are trained to sing in their own voice and in a high pitch to reach the entire crowd, since no amplification technology is used. The artists are dressed up with complex heavy costumes and have a very bright elaborated makeup. They put on towering head dresses, sparkling shoulder plates and wide colorful skirts. Traditionally this theater form has been predominately male, though in modern times more females have been included (e.g., Girl’s theater at the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam).


The Best of Blue Note No.10

tracklist

Ike Quebec – Topsy
Charlie Parker – Ornithology
Miles Davis – Jeru
Billie Holiday – Detour Ahead
Django Reinhardt – Coleman Hawkins – Out Of Nowhere.
Count Basie – Sleepwalker’s serenade
Gerry Mulligan – Ill Remember April
Bud Powell – Bouncin With Bud
Paul Chambers With John Coltrane – Tranes Blues (aka John Paul Jones)
James Moody – Moodys All Frantic

The Best of Blue Note no.9

tracklist

Hank Mobley – Remember
Serge Chaloff – All The Things You Are
Count Basie And Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan – You Go To My Hea
Gil Fuller And The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra Featuring Dizzy Gillespie – Man From Monterey
Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims – Violets For Your Furs
Louis Armstrong And The Duke Ellington Orchestra – Azalea
Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine
Thelonious Monk – Ruby My Dear
Fats Navarro And Tadd Dameron – Lady Bird
Stan Getz – Lullaby Of Birdland

Food Distribution and Way Forward

General Meeting on the topic of food distribution has happened this afternoon at Mahalaksmi Park Amphitheatre – beautiful, and inspiring place in the center of Auroville.
RAS has stated that since 93% of the survey participants suggested AV outlets to do purchasing together, they have contacted executives of the outlets and invited them to discuss this possibility.

On Saturday 6th Feb, executives of PTDC, PTPS and HERS met at the RAS room. There was a strong interest and readiness from all the parties to combine their efforts, purchase together and give a better service to the Community.

RAS will follow this topic and will give update to the Community.

Following is the recording of the meeting airing some different opinions, and suggestions.

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