World Poetry Proudly Presents Singer-Songwriter Rhayne from Canada!

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Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and the hostess with the mostess, Jaz Gill welcomed Rhayne, the lovely singer and musician to the radio show, April 7th on CFRO 105.FM 9 PM. To hear this amazing show: CLICK HERE!
Rhayne is a dynamic singer-songwriter and music producer residing in Greater
Vancouver, B.C. Canada. She is currently teaching her dynamic vocal techniques
to large and small groups, producing, and promoting her Rhayne remastered CD.
Her Rhayne CD has 14 amazing tracks of remarkable songs with a great array of styles
from, adult contemporary, house, chill pop, trance, drum & bass, to urban R&B.
Her vocals have a rich, unique, unmistakable quality and sound. Her voice has been
compared to Madonna and Sade. These well-produced and broadcast quality tracks
have captured the ears of many radio programmers, fans and DJ’s internationally.
Her Rhayne CD has had FM and Satellite radio airplay, with club spin in several
countries, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK.
Rhayne, gifted with a beautiful voice, sang in choirs as well as trained and performed
extensively in musical theatre throughout her childhood. She then studied in pop and
classical, and trained under the late great Ralph Cole, and was discovered for her amazing
vocal talent and songwriting ability by notable music industry professionals. Rhayne’s
songs invite and evoke emotion, are timeless, yet contemporary. Enjoy!
http://www.rhayne.com

Rhayne will be giving a free class on April 8th 2-4 pm and also is starting a new series of singing classes using her special method of teaching at Surrey Arts Centre, Bear Creek Park, 13750-88th Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada. She works with singers, broadcasters, schools and choirs on preventive measures to avoid voice damage. To contact her: http://www.rhayne.com

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World Poetry Proudly Presents the Youth Poet Angelica Poversky !

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The World Poetry Café Radio show March 31, on CFRO 100.5 FM with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Wanda Kehewin welcomed an amazing multitalented youth  poet, Angelica Poversky in an exciting show full of vibrant words. Angelica will be hosting the World Poetry Vancouver Youth Team , Saturday, April 11th, at the Britannia Public Library. All youth and others welcome.
Also on the show music by Laura Kelsey and a special e-poem by Lini Grol.  CLICK HERE for the show!

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Angelica Poversky is 5’3″ of vertically challenged creative passion.

She can be frequently found frolicking on hiking trails, writing articles and stories or twiddling her fingers on various instruments and organizing events. She’s a performance poet, musician, improv-er and a passionate nature lover.

She is the founder and festival director of Richmond’s first youth-led outdoors arts festival, Arts in the Park and a guitarist and rapper of the folk group, Goons.

She volunteers primarily with CPAWS, HUM and World Poetry. She gets paid with busking coins and children’s desire to learn guitar. Occasionally, she racks in the dollars through poetry or  acting as a statue.

If you see Angelica in her natural habitat, she is probably working on her first poetry chapbook “She Is”,  hosting her radio-show or training to be a stand-up comedian.

Angelica is Vancouver’s Top 24 under 24 and a Richmond Arts Award Finalist. In 2014, she was an author at National Culture Days, TedX Presenter and a speaker at the CHIMO Violence Against Women Conference.

Consume

Deep Satisfaction,
The right click purchase button is on the bottom of the tongue of the gods.
Buy clothes. Buy the cosmos: You are the best and the most
Not only is art dead,
But I can buy the man who quoted that and then the other who
Said, “Art is what you can get away with.”
Buy me.
Andy Warhol was campbell soup king of overconsumption
And just like with any pop-art dreamer, every pop-artist, pop corn star, porn star,
Selling themselves to be the pope of the Hollywood boulevard,
Pop-culture’s pop-tart,
Art
is manipulated and now second to me,
The coca-cola machine.
Actually, I am more like The coca-cola God. People are robo
broke machines hoping for a psycho
cope vaccine to fill their empty space
You’re the epitome of pain postponers.
Buy me.
Your tragedy is travesty in my fabricated, factory eyes.
Buy me. Your plastic dreams are gems, never good enough. Buy me. You are hung up on being better.
Buy me. Better than others. Buy me.
Buy me.
Snort coca-cola like it’s in your bloodstream as addictive as dopamine.
A cap twisted, popped. The voice of the siren, with every can shot open, a little cracked, a little inverted
onto your tongue.
Then you stop.
Buy me
You brain is a time wave machine, the soda pressing, it’s so repressing the coda of cooked coke until you
can’t cope with not being the pope yet at the boulevard.
1981 – Coke is it! 1985 – America’s real choice. 2001 – Life tastes good. 2009 – Open Happiness
You are still not happy, just corn syrup, cane sugar and caffeine.
It is the fear that I am not good enough nor will ever be. Fear. Becomes the light of my existence.
Fear.  You won’t buy me.
Fear. Stop selling me.

Angelica Poversky (c)

 

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World Poetry Presents MICHAEL KWAKU KESSE SOMUAH from Ghana!

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Ariadne’s Notes!
Welcome Ghana!
A wonderful show Tuesday night with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and the incomparable Anita Aguirre Nieveras. Also in the studio was the poet Lui Porc and Anita’s lovely daughter.  Featured: The talented  humanitarian poet and organizer, World Poet Ambassador to Ghana, Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah. World Poetry theme song composed by the World Poetry Ambassador to Japan Yoshifumi Sakura. CLICK HERE to access the show.

DREAMS OF A VILLAGE BOY

When our feet befriend the ground
We shall touch the earth
and mark our foreheads with the sand of our prints

When our feet have learned to walk
we shall not perch as the Eagle
to meet untimely wounds
and strikes from the heavy rains
We shall fly above the clouds
to run our feathers from the cold strife
of deaths trial

When our might marries the strength of the wind
We shall defeat the Trojans
with the will power of the gods
so as to tame their existence
from the hymns of the living

We shall be called Conquerors
by the mother of history
should our eyes see beyond the distant farmhouse
when all is said and done.

Copyright © 22-02-2015
Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

 

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Kwame and Michael at the World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO 100.5 FM Vancouver , Canada.

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and a Vibrant African Poet. International Poetry congresses and festivals have included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. He is a multi award-winning poet and has participated in Poetry events, readings and performances in and out of Ghana, including Greece, Cyprus, South Africa, Canada, India, Holland, Paris-France etc. Michael has been voted as one of the top twenty “coolest” individuals of repute under 30 years in Africa by Celebrity fashion magazine Glitz Africa, Issue 20 in 2013.
As the World Empowered Youth Poet- honored in Canada at the University of British Colombia, National Youth Achiever in Literary Arts during the maiden awards by his Excellency the President of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner in Greece, and Guest editor of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in books, Literary Journals, Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Kalahari review-Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, Nepal, USA and other web hosting literary Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace and has appeared in the Austin International Poetry Festival News letter of 2015. Michael is a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate International (upli-USA), World poetry Canada, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW), Omilos Eksipireton (Servers’ Society)-Greece, Tuck Magazine-Canada, Indigo Dreams UK, Poetic Republic, Poetry Society-South Africa, Arterial Network, Bluzog-Nepal, among others.
Michael holds an Honorary Diploma Certificate in Poetry (Greece) and have his poems translated into other languages such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan Dabi, Greek by Vassiliki Ergazaki/Omilos Eksipiretiton, French by Jacqueline Maire, Philippine by Anita Nieveras, and have had his poems displayed at the University of British Colombia, Canada, Ideogramma Spring Poetry for Peace-Cyprus, read in Afghanistan and interviewed on several media platforms in Ghana, South Africa, Greece and on Co-op radio in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota
Michael was the Speed Mentor of Barcamp Ghana 2012, an Entrepreneur and have designed Creative Nation Initiative with passionate colleagues to promote arts whilst enhancing reading and writing in our schools and Communities. CNI believes each child has an inner ability that needs to be unearthed to make the society better. Also, Michael is nominated as the Patron of the Ghana Writers’ Awards to assist the initiators encourage the inclusion of Ghanaian literary works in the curriculum of our educational sectors, promote peace and development in Ghana and Africa through literature, create market for Ghanaian writers and to promote the cultural heritage of Ghana through the art of writing.
The general object underpinning the establishment of the award scheme is to inspire writers to write to educate, inform and entertain.

Michael has once again been honored as the World Empowered Youth Poet from Ghana during the Prestigious World Poetry and art festival April 2013 in Vancouver, Canada where he was welcomed by the Governor General, the Mayor of Vancouver and the Premier of British Colombia. He’s performed his poetry at the Mayor of Vancouver’s office during Explorasian media launch, Literature festival at Douglas College, African Night at the New West Public Library, Cape music Institute with Camillo Lombard in South Africa, World Poetry Congress in Greece, Ideogramma spring poetry rain in Cyprus, an evening of Candle light readings on the occasion of the celebration of the 21st International African Writers’ day for the late Professor Kofi Awoonor at the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz courtyards at PAWA house, etc 

Michael’s poetry collection, “That sweet name like magic has made me”, has been published by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry space-UK Limited (www.poetryspace.co.uk), edited by Richard Gall and foreword by Deborah Harvey

He is an Assistant Director of Administration, humanitarian and former student of Hermann Gmeiner School-Tema, Presby Boys Secondary School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Institute of Commercial Management-UK, and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the opponent with love.
Michael is currently seeking collaborations with musicians to put most of his poetry into salad songs and is humbly calling on any artiste who shares in this idea to contact him. Poetry festivals, corporate bodies, schools, organizations, publishers are all welcomed to put meaning to poetry by using it as a leverage to promote their products.
Michael has once again received a Cultural Ambassadorial Award for Ghana in Canada in October 2014 and nominated as a Patron for the Ghana Writers’ Awards project in Ghana.
You can reach the Poet at kmsogh@gmail.com and blogs on www.mkksomuah@wordpress.com. You can as well navigate his accomplishments by googling: Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

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World Poetry Presents International Women’s Day March 25th!

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World Poetry  is pleased to present the added features of World Poetry New Westminster Youth Ambassador Danielle Jones and the dancer Selene Bertelsen! Plus a special e-poem written  for Women’s Day  by Egyptian youth poet, Mahinour Tawfik!

Come and join  us!

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World Poetry Proudly Presents a Spring Festival, March 21.

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Under the direction of Una Bruhns and the able team of Jemma Downes, Jaz Gill, Selene Bertelsen  and Nasreen Pejvack, this wonderful celebration at the new Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC  anvilcentre.com/ in New Westminster, B.C. Canada will present and amazing variety of poetry, music and dance. Display tables and a free raffle will also be there with artists and authors displaying their talents. Create a fat free lollipop poem! World Poetry have a table with space for your books also. Sharon Rowe will also have a book table and bring her special paper flowers.
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A free event for you!

Poster by  the talented Nasreen Pejvack.

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