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Svaram's adventure started in 2003, when it began as a vocational training opportunity for unemployed village youth. Initially focusing on communication-social-and craft-skill trainings with the practical core of hands on work with different materials like wood, metals, clay, bamboo and seeds/shells for instrument building, extensive explorations and a communal discovery process on the 'magic of sound' stimulated the growth of the team in ever unfolding and often surprising directions, creating a natural enthusiasm in everyone involved for the chosen work with the magic sound !

At the same time years of studies and research in the fields of ethno-musicology and the origin of human music making, exposure to the ancient Indian musical and yogic traditions, on the background of the richness of contemporary world music culture, could flow into the evolving process and the aspect of discovery/research was – and still is fundamental to Svaram's activities.

In the dynamic interaction of the basic survival and educational needs of the youth from the local, rural villages surrounding Auroville and the sophisticated, global background of the co-founder and director Aurelio, and craft specialist Jan, an exciting learning field evolved in which the ancient and modern, the traditional and unconventional, the pragmatic immediate action and theoretical approach often result in surprising innovation, expressing itself in an exemplary model of human co-creation, bridging the differences of culture, education, background and generations.

co-creation, bridging the differences of culture, education, background and generations. For more of this Svaram's development background in the context of Auroville visit http://www.auroville.org/environment/avag/svaram/svaram.htm

  • Rupak visited SVARAM and arranged a little gathering with some instruments from SVARAM in the Showroom, played by Prakash (head of department of bambo...
  • Utopindia trailer - Musical experiences at Auroville, by Shaman Duke, 3'29" min. This short movie, an experimental visual composition, explores musi...
  • EarthMoments - Trailer, by EarthSync, 2'26" min. EarthMoments is a collection of world music recordings by Aurelios friends, the electronic artists K...
  • Auroville Retreat - Healing with Sound, 1'26" min., collage This Auroville commercial is a vibrant medley of SVARAM sounds - Aurelio plays a variety ...
  • Auroville, Le Lien d'Or (The Golden Bond), Documentary by Michèle Decoust, 5 min. The film interviews several Aurovilians about their life and creativ...
SVARAM is developing from its initial social, training and research activities into an engaged model community enterprise with a promising potential...
SVARAM is looking for sponsorships and investments in our future. With private and public, national and international collaboration we willbe stronger to...
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