Hosts, Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea welcome the talented musician Melanie Dekker on the World Poetry Cafe Radio show. Listen here!
Canadian born Melanie Dekker loves to share her music. She’ll tease you, unease you and play one or ten more just to please you. She has been making records and touring for 12 years. You’ll never see the same show twice, as they are inventive and musically diverse; not only because of her spontaneity, but also because she plays her concerts with a variety of accompanists (from Violinists to Electric guitarists). She loves it and so is scheduled for 85 concerts this year! She’s performed for President William J. Clinton, shared the stage with Diana Krall, Faith Hill & Bryan Adams, and she was up for humanitarian artist of the year and video of the year at the LA MUSIC AWARDS 2008. Over Christmas 2009 Dekker went to Afghanistan to sing for the Canadian & US troops; she played 11 concerts in 2 days. Now in-between touring she is recording a new uplifting album called “Here & Now” which reflects what moves and inspires her throughout her travels.
“It feels good to be on the edge of wonder and even better to capture it.” … Melanie.
To check out her upcoming tour or buy her new cd: http://www.melaniedekker.com/
E-poet: Dr Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia with his Vancouver Love Poem Series. He is planning to come back to our World Poetry International Festival in May as a featured poet from Mongolia. If you want to come to the festival, please register in the countdown button or on the toolbar above.
Listen here to hear his second poem in the series.