Ariadne’s Notes: We are glad to welcome the lovely sister of Alaha Ahrar in her first feature here! It would be great to hear more from her in the future. Listen to the World Poetry Café Radio show below to hear her poem!
“Dear Ariadne Sawyer,
I hope you are doing well. my name is Rabia Ahrar. I am Alaha Ahrar’s sister. In addition, I grew up hearing about international World poetry, Canada. I want to start working with you to share my written poem and articles with you. I attached my poem for you to publish it, please open the attachment!
I am thirsty to find out the spirituality of God, A goblet is not enough for me, I need to drink a bottle of wine of God. I don’t need to drink just one, two or three of bottles of awareness of God, So, I need to drink casks of monotheism to know my God, I am like a piece of dust full of sins and ignorant of why I came, I need to know myself starting from my creation, in the beginning, nothing, I was just a dirty piece of clay in the land of unknown. I am the son of Adam, but I am thirsty to know my land. From which land I came, in the beginning, and to which land I will be back. I need to drink the wine of understanding myself. Why I came and why I should go back to that land I came from I should know this land is an exam, on that land is my own land. I am thirsty to drink more than goblets of knowledge of Spirituality of God. Until my spiritual thirst becomes full of Unique Worship in the way of God.
(Rabia Ahrar) (C) All rights reserved by the author. 06/11/2018
The World Poetry Radio Show Celebrated Peace Poet Yioula Loannou Patsalidou from Cyprus with a lovely Peace Poem September 27, 1-2 PM PST on CFRO 100.5 FM. Also, featured were Rabia Ahrar , sister of World Poetry Youth Director Alaha Ahrar who sent in a moving spiritual poem and Scott Reeves Celebrating his new Album Without a Trace. In addition, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, read some poems from her upcoming book. Poetic News and a short story from the Big Bessie Series by Sharon Rowe. Great thanks to sound engineer Kerry Bruckner who kept the show on the air!
YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU was born and raised in Avgorou Famaqusta Cyprus. She descend from the historical family of Ioannis Gonemi . She studied the French language and civilization in France and also photography. The chronic corruption in her country’s power deprived her human rights and prevented her from working in areas for which she was first examined in Cyprus. They also deprived her of her inheritance right over the property of her ancestors and state officials took over the property. She worked in the tourist industry while having her own show on local radio. She also has been member of a traditional dance group. She has been writing literature since 11 years old . She published six collections of poems short stories and fairy-tales. Her poems and short stories was translated into Serbian, Albanian, English and French languages. She participated in many international anthologies and she was awarded abroad many times. She is the organizer of the global events 100TPC in her country supporting the piece and justice in the world.
Παναγιώτα (Γιούλα)Ιωάννου ΠατσαλίδουΕστάλη από
To caress me and i come to life the creation smells sweet, the feast begins.
I dress up in morning in colours light i worship the trees, the earth, the water.
I kissed the noon and my heart grew wings it fluttered, it searched for the embrace.
I befriended the dawn and it fell in my two hands I married life and had three children
I named them love, justice, humanity and i have happiness as constant companion and i am not afraid of death nor of pitfalls.
YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU (C) All rights reserved by the author.
Dear Ariadne , This is for you and your audience for the PEACE DAY! I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.
PEACE AND LOVE IN YOUR LIFE , AND PEACE TO EVERYONE .
World Poetry Radio Show Celebrated Scott Reviews with his new album, Without a Trace on September 27, 1-2 PM PST on CFRO 100.5 FM.
Also, featured were: YIOULA IOANNOU PATSALIDOU from Cyprus with a lovely Peace Poem and Rabia Ahrar , sister of World Poetry Youth Director Alaha Ahrar who sent in a moving spiritual poem . In addition, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, read some poems from her upcoming book. Poetic News and a short story from the Big Bessie Series by Sharon Rowe. Great thanks to sound engineer Kerry Bruckner who kept the show on the air.
In the fascinating interview with Scott, two aspects stood out. One the difficulty that Jazz Musicians have in making a living in their careers due to the digital changes in the industry. Even Jazz clubs have had to close their doors due to high expenses. He also said that young Jazz musicians need to follow their passion and not give up. We got a lot of feedback to his remarks, with folks asking about possible solutions. We wish Scott Reeves great success on his new CD and also his upcoming trip to Japan.
We would like to thank Braitwaite and Katz as well as Katherine Growdon for sending us this talented musician.
Scott Reeves : Scott Reeves is a trombonist, alto flugelhornist, composer, arranger, author, and college jazz educator. A Chicago native, he attended Indiana University where he received his B.M. in trombone and his M.M. in jazz studies. Over the years he has studied improvisation with David Baker, Woody Shaw, and Kenny Werner; arranging with Manny Albam, Mike Abene, Jim McNeely and Mike Holober; and trombone with Thomas Beversdorf, Lewis Van Haney and Dennis Smith. Since 1976, Scott has been teaching jazz at the university level and currently teaches at The City College of New York, CUNY, where he holds the rank of tenured Full Professor. Scott previously held positions at the Juilliard School, the University of Southern Maine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Memphis State University and Western Washington University. Scott frequently presents workshops and concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Italy, and is a long-time composer participant in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop in NYC. Scott’s most recent recordings are the 2018 release, “Without a Trace” and the 2016 release “Portraits and Places” by the 17-piece Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra. Other recordings under his leadership include his quintet recordings, “Shape Shifter” (featuring Rich Perry) and “Congressional Roll Call” (featuring Bill Mobley, James Williams & Kenny Werner), as well as “Tribute” by his 4 trombone/3 rhythm septet, Manhattan Bones. Scott can also be heard as a sideman on four CDs by the Dave Liebman Big Band, as well as the Bill Mobley Big Band double-CD “Live at Smoke.”