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World Poetry Welcomes Poet and Artist Malik Ahmed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Copy of a Russian famous Sculpture, drawn in 1978 by Malik Ahmed. 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show on February 8, on CFRO 100.5 PM at 1:PM, PST welcomed a number of guests, including an e-peace poem from e- features: Malik Ahmed and the multilingual poet Alfonso Martinez Pretel from Spain.  Other guests included the amazing poet Barry Plamondon reading from his new book, a  surprise special birthday party for the renowned pianist and touring composer, Satoko Fujii  with her solo 60th birthday CD with special welcoming guests Yurie Hoyoyon and  Soramaru Takayama  in Japanese and English. Each Honoured Guest will have their own feature on this site.

Due to many submissions, I have been putting in several guests per show but hope to give them more time in the future. Thanks also to Braitwaite and Katz for their support.

Word Poetry Team : Ariadne Sawyer, MA, CC, producer and host, Sound engineer, Victor Swartzman and special volunteer (Big Bessie stories) some which may be made into a cartoon.

LISTEN TO THIS SPECIAL SHOW RIGHT HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malik Ahmed:

I used to  work in a Mineral lab. named “ALS” in North Van. as  a Lab. Analyst. Being laid off in 2009 due to global economic recession, I started working in Save on Foods. 

I am a BCIT grad with a Diploma in Chemical Science.

“In 1987-’88, I studied in Bergen University, Norway (completed half of a Masters program, 30 credit) and got a Post graduate diploma in Fisheries Biology.

1978-85, I studied in Bangladesh Agricultural University for my Bachelors degree (with honors) in Fisheries Science & Masters in Aquaculture and Management.

I started writing poems in 2013. In my early life, I used to like music, used to play guitar, mouth organ. I have  a weakness towards pencil sketches. 

 

 

Pencil sketch of Suzi Quatro, American Rock Singer, drawn in 1982 by Malik Ahmed.

I know life is not easy

but it’s very short!”

 

TO WORLD LEADERS

Talk about Justice

Not the Power,

Address the complicated world politics,

Destroy missiles, nuclear weapons,

 

Be a mature leader,

Avoid the danger of another world war! 

 

Stop fighting, stop genocide,

Killing, raping and stealing here and there,

 

Don’t be greedy,

Don’t destroy any tribe or country,

Don’t let humanity cry!

 

Don’t cross your limit,

Don’t, yourself, be a problem,

 

Be a problem solver!

Honour other people,

Their faith, feelings and colours,

 

Try bringing peace on earth!

By Malik Ahmed (C) All rights reserved.

World Poetry Celebrates Andrew Lion and Ruthie Dineen!

 

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Cafe radio show, January 18, 1-2 PM PST, CFRO , 100.5 FM, with host and producer, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, guest host, Elaine Woo, sound engineer, Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer, Sharon Rowe welcomed the exciting musical collaboration of the talented Andrew Lion and Ruthie Dineen with their new CD, Eternal Life,  Jeff  Buckley songs and sounds, produced by Negative Press Project. This is a beautiful CD and a tribute to Jeff Buckley. They are planning a tour up the Pacific Coast and we hope to be able to hear them in Vancouver! Also, on the show was poetry from Mamta Agarwal and Elaine Woo plus a peace e-poem by Belloussaief Abderrazek from Tunisia.  *Great thanks to Braitwaite and Katz.

A MUST HEAR SHOW, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Lion is a Bass Player/Composer and Blogger/Podcaster. He performs as a freelance bassist in Jazz, Pop and Rock settings. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pianist/Composer Ruthie Dineen was born in Fairfield, CA and began playing piano at an early age. She comes from a vibrant, expressive family, and explored her own creativity through music, studying and playing both jazz and classical music throughout her childhood and into adulthood

During her college years at UC Berkeley (grad. 2004) and while studying abroad in Chile and later living abroad in Costa Rica, music remained central in her life through both study and performance.

After completing her graduate studies in Social Work (grad. 2009), Dineen decided to focus professionally on music performance and community arts (she is currently the Deputy Director of Programs at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, CA) ruthiedineen.com

Andrew Lions along with  Ruthie Dineen are celebrating their new CD Eternal Life,  Jeff  Buckley songs and sounds, produced by Negative Press Project.

Co-led by bassist Andrew Lion and pianist/keyboardist Ruthie Dineen, the expansive electro-acoustic ensemble brings a supple textural palette to Buckley’s material, transforming his emotionally wrought, show-stopping vocal vehicles into strikingly beautiful instrumental settings. Erasing distinctions between jazz and chamber music, rock and instrumental pop, NPP expands Buckley’s legacy by tapping into his beatific lyricism.

Negative Press Project is a seven-piece electro-acoustic jazz/indie-rock–inspired original music collective.  Co-Directed by Andrew Lion and Ruthie Dineen.

“I was pleased to host the Negative Press Project recently and they delivered an enjoyable show. It was high in adventure and exuberance, with a variety of original charts and a sweet front-linehorn section. They made odd meters sound not so-odd and their writing was never predictable. They give hope for the future of creative music.”

~ Jimmy Pedersen http://avonovamusic.com

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Dig Lewis and Paul Bolotin!

Ariadne’s Notes:   On January 11, at 1:30 PM PSA , CRFO 100.5 FM we welcomed the talented dynamic duo of Digs Lewis and Paul Bolotin to the World Poetry Cafe Show. Music composers for films, they opened a fascinating world of musical compositions in film. We had received several questions from young musical composers that are just starting out and wanted to get into film. Dig and  Paul kindly answered their questions and gave tips about starting out. In the show, they also talked about their upcoming compositions for three film with a special messages.  One listener commented: ” I never thought much about the music-this was one of the most fascinating interviews I have heard on the show.” 

I would like to thank Osiris Munir of 15 minutes for bringing such a wealth of wonderful guests to our show.

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Dig Lewis: Dig was a child prodigy and became an accomplished Violin, Viola and Cello musician at the age of 13 in Detroit Michigan, where he played on some of the earliest of Motown’s famous R&B sound tracks. He followed this remarkable accomplishment by serving as a junior concert master for the Detroit Symphony orchestra for three years, while concentrating his attention toward composing and conducting a diverse variety of musical scores. During this time he conducted orchestrations and concerts for notables such as Frank Sinatra, and the Pointer Sisters. He is an alumni of the University of Arizona and also attended Wayne State University and the University of Detroit. As his career evolved Dig continued to develop his skills as a musician gaining respect among the elite members of the R&B community, and was named among the top 10 bass players in the nation by both Downbeat and Bass Player magazines. He worked on numerous recording sessions as a studio musician and toured extensively with major performing artists such as Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Jack McDuff and John Mellencamp. As time progressed, Dig became seriously interested in pursuing his true love in music which is composing. Over the years he utilized his unique and formidable composing skills, both electronically and “live” to make film scores come to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Bolotin: Paul began his early youth learning to master the accordion, followed by the drums and bass. He worked his way through college playing in local bands and taking a variety of assignments at Warner Brothers and Capitol as a studio musician. He earned a Masters Degree at UCLA where he majored in Business Management with a minor in music, specializing in film scoring. Shortly after graduating he went to work for Motown Records in Southern California as a musician in their 16 piece orchestra, which was the house band for all of their artists’ live concert performances, including Jackie Wilson, Etta James, the Four Tops, the Olympics, Roy Head, Jimmy McCracklin, etc. After a rewarding stint with Motown, Paul spent several years on tour with various headliners including the Righteous Brothers, Sonny and Cher, Little Richard and Tina Turner. In recent years Paul has dedicated himself to developing his skills as a composer and has completed many successful projects. He is a dedicated professional who is intensely focused on “hitting the mark” with every composition.