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Anna's Rock Band

For the conclusion of the fund raising event at Kalabhumi Anna Taj with Edo and Pierre shake the stage, and audience of course, by some solid classical rock. Sting, Rollins Stones, Patti Smith, Tina Turner….sung by Anna kept the remaining public despite late hour, excited. But before going home we were cooled down by excellent blues duo of Swaha and Anna. The event was successful not only by sweet social gathering with great music and some nice food but also on the financial side, where they managed to raised close to the needed sum.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Oct 2012

Unselfed show at Adishakti

Unselfed is a new devised perfomance piece which explores subjective ideas and propositions of parallel/ multiple selves. What if you met another you – a living, breathing other you? Would you have a conversation with her, or run in the opposite direction? Drawing from these ideas, the director and the group of performers worked together over a prolonged period to create a perfomance based on a experiences of being un-selfed.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usq9L9YN088


Comments: 0 Date: 29 Sep 2012

Breaking Tabus

At Center of Indian Studies, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone last Saturday poetry lovers had an unique chance to peep into a rich soul of contemporary Indian woman. Monica Mody is a poet, writer and queer feminist. She has coordinated film festivals,revised a domestic violence toolkit, translated, written for an HIV campaign. At present Monica Mody is a postgraduate writer in residence, University of Notre Dame, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies

Myth of Soul // Steer a heart, a deer astray We ran with flowers tipping with honey You threw your arms around me I caught you Our dancing took it by surprise: the night Starwine was clear like whitespace You spaced yourself into me, step by step Each step like a ladder going into, going far Our eyes were streamed with each others tears You molted into me We grew eyes Our eyes swam with every other eye in the round sky The sky floated in my stomach, quiet as an eyelash I lapped it up You who were you ***


Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jul 2012

Poetry, Music, SC

On Saturday, 28th between 5-6pm At CIS(Center for Indian Studies) Bharat Nivas, pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone Auroville Theater Group presents the Monica Mody poetry reading. The Madras String Quartet performs a concert of South Indian Classical Music in Pitanga On Saturday at Pitanga in Samasti at 7.30pm. Sigrid will teach the Basic Course in Hypnotherapy from 2th-4th August . in Aurodam, at Sonja and Umbertos Harmony Center. Therapists, as well as those with an inclination for this work are welcome to participate.

Every moment and every movement of our being is to be resolved into a continuous and a devoted self-giving to the Eternal.
Sri Aurobindo
The Synthesis of Yoga


Comments: 0 Date: 26 Jul 2012

Kabir on Love

Last night at SAWCHU in Bharat Nivas, the Pavilion of Indian Culture in the International Zone gave Kabir lovers a chance of a satsang by Prahladji Tipanya, one of the most compelling folk singers of the poetry of Kabir. Since it is the tradition that the holder of satsang addresses the audience on the topic they would like to talk/sing about, Prahladji’s question to the audience met with an almost unanimous voice from the audience – LOVE, which was accompanied by simultaneous translations from Anita, of Prahladji explanations of Kabir verses.


Comments: 2 Date: 09 Jul 2012

Prahlad Tipanya for Kabir

Prahlad Singh Tipaniya is an Indian folk singer who performs Kabir bhajans and one of the most well known folk singers from Malwa, Madhya Pradesh. He performs together with a group of tambura, khartal, manjira, dholak, harmonium, timki and violin players. Prahlad Tipaniya toured in the UK and the United States, as well as in India, and his music has been played on All India Radio stations. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri in 2011.
He also performed at the annual Sufi music festival, Ruhaniyat.

http://vimeo.com/10767440 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFCsH0R1aV4&feature=related –
– www.kabirproject.org – www.aurovilleperformingarts.com –


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Apr 2012

Kabir – Prahlad Tipanya

When Prahlad Tipanya came on the stage in Kalabhumi on second night of Sacred Music Festival Kabir audience was thrilled. His charismatic personality with honesty, and sense of humor attract seekers, while he is widely acknowledge to have deeply impacted and contributed to oral tradition of Kabir singing in Malwa. He is the one who propagate with great personal intensity and engagement the spiritual message of Kabir. He organizes every year Kabir music Festival, visited by thousands singing bhajans together and listen to musicians.

Prahlad Tipanya is one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today who combines singing and explanation of Kabir in the Malwi folk style from Madhya Pradesh. He has toured the US and in Feb 2008 was felicitated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. In 2011, he was awarded Indias fourth highest civilian award, The Padna Shri.


Comments: 0 Date: 07 Apr 2012

Kabir – Mahesha Ram

Each group of singers brought something special something unique on the stage at the Kabir Sacred Music Festival in Kalabhumi last Saturday. Mahesha Ram group came as the most colorful with their bright orange, pink …turbans on their heads as they belong to the Meghval community of Rajasthan in Western India. They represent a hypnotic folk style typical of the Meghvals, who are musicians not by profession but more traditional carriers of Kabir’s poetry trough the oral traditions of all night jagrans and satsangs.


Comments: 0 Date: 07 Apr 2012

Kabir – Mooralala Marwada

At early morning hours as last Mooralala Marwada with his group came on the stage of Kalabhumi at Kabir Music Sacred Festival last Saturday. Although number of audience substantially decreased, those who stayed cheered them with laughter and laud halo, which supposed to be Mooralala wake up call, so that no one is left asleep at the time when they sing. He is a folk singer from Kutch district of Gujarat in Western India, and sings the poetry of Kabir along with other poets such as Mira, Ravidas or Sufi Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai

Marwada

is a folk singer from Kutch district of Gujarat in western India, and sings the poetry of Kabir along with other poets such as Mira, Ravidas and also the Sufi Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai.


Comments: 0 Date: 07 Apr 2012

Blues Kabir: Bindhu & Vedanth

In the sports ground of Edayanchavadi village Bindhu Malini and Vedanth Bharadwaj were performing live, with Folk-Blues acoustic set, the Kabir’s poetry. They sang all the songs in Tamil language: Mira’s song, To remember God , Mira’s Bajan’s song, Maya a Fraud, Sattle Sound of Universe. Bindhu’s husband Vasu Vikshi also jumped on stage to play and sing with humor about Kabir in the contemporary contest and the Kaveri River’s song. – www.vedanth.in – www.kabirproject.org – www.aurovilleperformingarts.com –


Comments: 0 Date: 06 Apr 2012
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