Category Archives: Radio Show

The World Poetry Café Welcomes Aruán Ortiz and Michael McLaughlin from the USA!

Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café Radio Show (CFRO 100.5 FM) with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon , plus Sound Engineer and Volunteer Sharon Rowe on May 26th, 1-2 pm welcomed the music of Aruan Ortiz and the phone in call of Michael McLaughlin with the life enhancing music of Naftule’s Dream, plus the recorded poems of Loszan , Alfonso Martinez Pretel and Bam Sharma. To hear this great show CLICK HERE



“An avatar of creative and progressive improvisation,” Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist, violist, and composer Aruán Ortiz has written music for jazz ensembles, orchestras, dance companies, chamber groups, and feature films. His work incorporates influences from contemporary classical music, Cuban-Haitian rhythms, and avant-garde improvisation; and consistently strives to break stylistic musical boundaries. He has been called “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz.








Michael McLaughlin, accordion, composer. Michael McLaughlin has been a part of the Boston Klezmer and Jewish music scene since 1995 as a performer, arranger and composer for The Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, and Naftule’s Dream.Tzadik Records, Newport Classics, Ryko Disc, Accurate Records and more.  Over the years he has worked with members of The Klezmer Conservatory Band, and The Klezmatics, while bringing Klezmer music to the New England region with Klezwoods and the Yaeko Miranda Quintet.  Performances have included the Helsinki Klezmer Festival, the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Texaco Jazz Festival in NYC as well as the Ashkenaz New Jewish Music Festival.  McLaughlin holds a D.M.A in Music Composition from the New England Conservatory (’09), a MA in Music Composition from Tufts University (’99), and a BM from Berklee College of Music (’93).  He was a recipient of a Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant award in composition.

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World Poetry Celebrates Honoring the Mothers of the World!


Ariadne’s Notes:

World Poetry celebrated an amazing evening honouring the Mothers of the World  on May 25th at the New Westminster Public Library with special features of :

International poems by Vani Predeep, India, Alfonso Martinez,  Spain, Carmen Lucia Hussain, Brazil   and Bamdev Sharma, Nepal. Also Victor Schwartzman did an audio recording for the first time  of the event for the World Poetry Café Radio Show. Readers were Ariadne Sawyer, Jackie Maire and Carla Evans. Victor posted  Alfonso’s poem and poet, Lozan reading in English and Arabic on our last World Poetry Café Radio  Show, May, 26th.  Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon, sound engineer, Victor Schwartzman.

Features: Anupma Garg, Synn Kune Loh, Lozan and MK who presented his new book in Nepalese and English.

To listen to the show, CLICK HERE!

*More poems will be featured on upcoming shows. photos to follow.*

World Poetry Celebrates Oparin Ortiz from El Salvador and Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café Radio Show on May 12th ,1-2 pm,welcomed the Renaissance  Creator  Oparin Ortiz on CFRO, 100.5 FM along with Lorene Oikawa and an E–poem by David Beaton. A fascinating  show about arts, events and the need for racial unity. Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, technical engineer, Victor Schwartzman.

CLICK HERE to listen!


Oparin Ortiz, is a quirky, Vancouver-based multimedia artist. He was a young child when emigrated from El Salvador in the mid-eighties, at the height of the civil war. He is an ally of successful survivors all around the world.



Oparin’s expertise is digital art software. He makes illustrations, animations and is currently testing the world of virtual reality art. He also has a solid background with real-world mediums. He has done works with aerosol, airbrush and makeup. He has also worked with metal, wood and electricity. He has experience as a writer, stage-performer and dancer. His search is to find new  art and tell stories.

Oparin’s accomplishments include performing in plays for Jimmy Crescenzo, Carmen Aguirre and Elaine Carol. Oparin is fortunate to have his art is featured on a sculpture in Seaforth Park in Vancouver, a production for Proyecto Cultural Sur Vancouver.