World Poetry Celebrates Asian Heritage Month. 13 Years of Partnership!

World Poetry Celebrates  Asian Heritage Month! 

13 years of partnership!

May 24, 6:30-8:30 pm.

New Westminster Public Library, 716, 6th Avenue.

Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Kagan Goh.

Chief Rhonda Larrabee.

Koyali Burman, dance.

Laifong Leung

Yurie Hoyoyon

Soramaru Takayama

Lausanne Yamolky.

Candie Tanaka.

Anita Aguirre Nieveras.

Synn Kune Loh

Sophia Zhang

Free raffle, refreshments, open mike.

Contact 604-526-4729,  www.worldpoetry.ca

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Lavana La Brey from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café  Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Deborah  L. Kellymwere honored to  have presented the lovely and multitalented, Lavana La Brey on Thursday, May 18,1-2 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM. Also an e-poem from Russia by Viacheslav Kupriyanov and one from Brazil by the new World Poetry member  Carmen Lucia Hussein. We now have 94 countries that listen in on a fairly regular basis. To HEAR THE SHOW CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavana is a songwriter, artist and poet who has a flare for trying new things. She also, along with John Preston have a used bookstore called Renaissance Bookstore in New Westminster, BC, Canada. They have been in business for 20 tears and still have a love for books They consider books to be great assets to society- the wonderful authors bring so much entertainment, comfort and knowledge to all. Her favorite poet, singer, songwriter is Leonard Cohen . Source: RCLAS Writer of the Month.

During the fascinating  interview Lavana read her lovely poetry , sang songs and talked about the bookstore and how people are starting to come back to books instead of electronic devices. Also, in their store, children’s books and the classics are popular.

Visit their shop at 7128-12 St. or http://www.renaissanceebookstore.com/

Don’t miss this exciting show! CLICK HERE!

 For a past interview with Lavana and her husband, John : http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=6541

World Poetry Celebrates Chandra Bhatt, Patrice Williamson and others!

 Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Café Radio Show,  CFRO, 100.5 FM with Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Victor Schwartzman with special volunteers Sharon Rowe and Willow, the dog.

  To hear the show:   CLICK HERE!  

May 11, 1-2 pm  featured a fascinating  interview by Victor Schwartzman of the book from Nepal, “Kathmandu Days” by Chandra Bhatt. The publisher is Niyogi Books India. Well worth listening and reading!


 

 

 

 A call in  from Boston  ( courtesy of Braitwaite and Katz)  at 1:40 pm, PST from Patrice Williamson with her new CD: Comes Love, a lovely CD featuring her silky voice . April 25, 2017 will marked the 100th anniversary of an event that would have a profound impact on jazz and American song: the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. While the centennial of the First Lady of Song will doubtlessly be celebrated in myriad forms, few will prove as heartfelt or sincere – or as long in gestation – as Comes Love, the new album by Boston-based jazz vocalist Patrice Williamson. For the occasion, Williamson teamed up with guitarist and fellow Berklee College of Music faculty member Jon Wheatley for a set that pays particular homage to Fitzgerald’s landmark duo with guitar great Joe Pass. 

Due for release on Ella’s birthday, April 25, on Williamson’s own Riverlily Records and produced by pianist/composer Helen Sung, Comes Love features a dozen Songbook classics originally either recorded by Fitzgerald and Pass on one of their four studio albums or performed live by the duo during the course of their notable collaboration. Williamson and Wheatley never resort to sheer imitation (not that such a thing would even be possible given their two inimitable models), but instead conjure the warm elegance and graceful swing of the originals through the alluring chemistry of their own inviting rapport. To buy this wonderful CD: https://patricewilliamson.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also a review of the documentary Unarmed Verses by Director  Charles Officer . For a review by Ariadne Sawyer: http://www.theafronews.com/category/entertainment/

The show included two special e-poems  by the well known poet Germain Droogenbroodt. A feature coming soon.