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Secret Agent

Today’s musical podcast features Tony Allen’s album Secret Agent.
Tony Oladipo Allen (born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris. His career and life story have been documented in his 2013 autobiography Tony Allen: Master Drummer of Afrobeat, co-written with author/musician Michael E. Veal, who previously wrote a comprehensive biography of Fela Kuti.
As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.”[2] He has also been described by Brian Eno as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived.”

tracklist
Secret Agent
.Ijo
Switch
Celebrate
Ayenlo
Busybody
Pariwo
Nina Lowo
Atuwaba
Alutere
11.Elewon Po

Selections par Gangalakshmi 223

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 Synthese des Yoga – La Volonte Supreme

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

Embodied Research

Yesterday at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Stuidie – India and the World, Bharat Nivas Adam Kincel presented his work as psychotherapist, and especially in Emobdied research. . Adam started with practical exercises trying to put participants into the shoes of one who does embodied research. Later he tried to explain what would be benefits of this kind a research, or how those could be of bigger importance to the society.

Biography: Adam Kincel is a PhD candidate at the University of Brighton and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. He
teaches Gestalt therapy in the UK, Poland, Georgia and Bulgaria. Adam works with clients and
supervisees in London
and is particularly interested in therapeutic work through the body, diversity, large groups and relational therapy.

Adam Kincel is a UK Council for Psychotherapy registered psychotherapist. He works with individuals and groups providing long and short term counselling and psychotherapy. He has completed two postgraduate degrees in psychotherapy and has experience of working with clients in private practice as well as in residential setting. Working in private practice he has developed an efficient method of supporting clients struggling with depression, relationship and life crises. His mental health experience allows him also to take referrals from clients experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems.

In addition to his private practice he works as a trainer for a UKCP training provider Re-Vision in London, Caucasus Institute for Gestalt and Family Therapy in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Instytut Terapii Gestalt in Kraków (Poland).


Letters on Yoga

This reading consists of excerpts from Sri Aurobindo’s Letters on Yoga Volume I : Section Four Reason, Science and Yoga, pages 157 – 162.

Sri Aurobindo explains that intellect will not bring one to the Supreme and all that is beyond the mind.

It isn’t by thinking but by an entire change of consciousness that one can pass from ignorance into knowledge . . .

On the integral way to the truth he says: “…..I have said that the idea of the supermind was already in existence from ancient times. there was in India and elsewhere the attempt to reach it by rising to it; but what was missed was the way to make it integral for the life and to bring it down for transformation of the whole nature, even of the physical nature..”

Motown, Soul & Oldies

“Motown” is both a style of music and a label; in fact, no other label (with the possible exception of its grittier ’60s brother, Stax) is more identified with the sound it produced. Although Motown started as a straight R&B label and later moved into genres from Psychedelic Soul to New Jack Swing, “The Motown Sound” as it’s usually understood by fans and historians.Most Motown songs were written on piano and based on a piano riff, although there were occasional ballads that broke the mold (the Temptations’ “My Girl”).


tracklist
The Way You Do the Things You Do – The Temptations
Tears of A Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
I Can’t Help Myself ( – The Four Tops
It’s All Right – The Impressions
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Baby Don’t You Go – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Stop In the Name of Love – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Hold On I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
Ain’t No Woman Like the One I’ve Got – The Four Tops
Lonely Teardrops – Jackie Wilson
Reach Out – The Four Tops
I Got the Feelin’ – James Brown
My Girl – The Temptations
What Becomes of The Broken Hearted – Jimmy Ruffin
Nowhere to Run – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Where Did Our Love Go – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Neither One of Us – Gladys Knight & The Pips
I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson & The Miracless
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
I want You Back – Jackson 5
Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
I’ll be There
– Jackson 5

Bhu / Earth

Interesting dance performance Bhu/ Earth has been “born” yesterday at Kalarigram , Udayam , Edayanchavadi road as a result of intensive collaborative process of many for over 16 months. Although depicting ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu through a story of young troubled, and angry many, elements of contemporary dance were strongly present. All skillful, and mature dancers (and actors) are also disciples of Kalaripayattu, and we have seen their graceful virtuousity, expressing their deepest emotions and philosophical, spiritual outlook on life, our planet ….universe through dance, and amazing sound either be by percussion or voice ….

Direction and choreography: Philippe Light design: Ashwin Sound design: Suresh With: Thierry, Nikhil, Swaroop, Suresh, Madhu, Prakash Special thanks to: Barbara and Ritam, Lakshmanji, Lavanya and Kalarigram, Aurelio and Swaram, Christophe and Cripa, Jean, Joy, Tapas and Bharat Nivas, Claude and french Pavillon, Krishna , Nilen and Auroville art service, Orly and Well paper, Miriam and Auroville Radio, Kali and Sebastien, Kalou and Eluciole Circus, Savitry and new creation, Last School video students, Vinay, Lalit and french alliance Pondicherry

link to interview made with Philippe, Thierry and Nikhil prior to performance
https://www.aurovilleradio.org/beautiful-synergy/


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Sep 2017

Selections par Gangalakshmi 221

Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d?oeuvres sur ou de la Mère 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 Savitri, – Livre I, Chant IV La Connaissance secrete

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

Synthesis of Yoga

Part II The Yoga of Knowledge, Chapter II The Status of Knowledge, page 300.

“The Self, the Divine, the Supreme Rality, the All, the Transcendent – The One in all these aspects is then the object of Yogic knowledge.”

Sri Aurobindo points out that. our ordinary intellectual notions are a stumbling block in the way of knowledge as they are govened by the error of the senses . . . the seeker must attain right notions of himself and the world in order to pursue by knowledge the real self. Until we know what that is, we burdened with ideas quite opposite the truth.

The Divided Island

The island of Hispaniola is divided in two by an invisible line cutting down its central mountain range. On one side is Haiti, the other the Dominican Republic: one colonized by the French, the other by Spain. . It was home to the first–and only–successful slave revolt when Haiti rebelled against France in 1791. For decades, Eurocentric elites in the Dominican Republic have painted Haitians as inferior and threatening. Today, there is an uproar around the issues of Haitian immigration to the D.R., and politicians who are lobbying to build a wall between the two countries.
Despite the conflicts, Dominicans and Haitians are linked by deeply interwoven histories, economies and cultures. The songs are always performed in Haitian Kreyòl and typically celebrate the African ancestry of the Afro-Haïtian masses. Vodou is often implemented through the procession. The genre was imported to the Dominican Republic , where it is known colloquially as Gaga. Follwoing is an unique mix of old, and new songs featuring from Tabou Combo….to Luis Vargas.

tracklist
Papa Legba
Tabou Combo 
Nemours Jean Baptiste 
Fabre Duroseau “Haitian Piano”
Angel Viloria “Bajo El Cerezo”
Various Artists “Los Merengues Favoritos de Trujillo”
Boukman Eksperyans – Papa Legba
Legba, Gangan, Dantor’s food
Gede
Mi Gente – J. Balvin, Willy William – FitDance
Various Artists – Mpoko ka diw bye ” Hommage à Black Alex ”
Danny Ocean – Me Rehúso
Diomedes y El Grupo Mio “Diomedes el Bum Bum del MerengueWilfrido Vargas 
Wilfrido Vargas- Lo Ajeno Se Deja Quieto
Carolina Camacho – Leona
Ogou
Strings – Confirmation
Carolina Camacho – Ninfa de las Aguas
Luis Vargas A Esa Mujer la Borrare
Yoskar Sarante – Guerra de Amor

 

Selections par Gangalakshmi 220

Une série hébdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d?oeuvres sur ou de la Mère 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 Savitri, ? Le Testament de Sri Aurobindo by Satprem; Livre I, Chant IV La Connaissance secrete

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

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