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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

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ARUÁN ORTIZ, PIANIST/COMPOSER/PRODUCER AND EDUCATOR.

“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. http://www.aruan-ortiz.com/

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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. www.naftulesdream.com  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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