Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe, CFRO 100.5 FM, welcomed the creator of Kindness Films, Tarek Mounib and his new movie Free Ticket to Egypt . He called in at 1:30 pm PST to talk about his new film which will be featured at Vancity Theater in Vancouver, August 4, at 6:45 pm followed by a Skype Q and A with him.
For more information about what you can do to join this worthy cause, go to: https://www.freetriptoegypt.com/
I was so impressed with the amazing work that Tarek is doing to bring people from diverse backgrounds together through his film and site. Coming up in September is Take The Pledge found on the site. I encourage everyone interested to go to the site, see the movie and do what you can to help the world to heal and to make a difference.
Also on the show was Ruth Kozak reading poems from one of her books about Alexander the Great. Sharon Rowe of Big Bessie fame had a new story and the e-poem by Paramananda Mahanta from India read by Victor Schwartzman.
On May 23 from 1-2 pm PST, the World Poetry Café radio show , CFRO 100.5 FM, went around the world with poets and musicians from Bhutan, Ghana, the US and Canada! I will doing a feature on each one.
Meet World Poetry Award Winning poet, playwright and actor Oswald Okaitei! During the show, he read and sang his poetry and talked about the wonderful work he has been doing for young people, activism and peace. As a World Poetry Director and the World Poetry Theatre Ambassador in Ghana, he is a bright light and a hero for the future.
Oswald is a young multi-award winning Ghanaian poet and a spoken word artiste. He has 7 poetry collections to his credit and 3 published plays. As a Performance Poet, he combines music with his poetry during performance (to paint imagery in the eyes of the mind).
Oswald has shared performing platforms with great African poets/spoken word artistes including Muta Baruka, Rocky Dawuni, Prof. Atukwei Okai, Prof. Anyidoho among others.
As one of the finest young breaths to poetry in Africa and worldwide, he’s a World Poetry Director and the World Poetry Theatre Ambassador in Ghana . In 2016, he was awarded The Pan African Poet/Spoken World Artiste in Ghana.
Titles of his books are
*A WREATH TO AWOONOR*
*A BRIGHT LIGHT SLEEPS *(for Maya Angelou)
*MANDELA: THE SOUL OF HIS EARTH*
*SONGS OF CONDOLENCE TO TACLOBAN*
*THE SAILOR ‘S SAIL IS OVER* (for Komla Dumor)
*WHO STOLE THE CASKET?* (Drama)
*IN THE BAG OF A WOMAN* (Drama).
I plan on doing an article for the Afro News for him.