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World Poetry Celebrates Chandra Bhatt, Patrice Williamson and others!

 Ariadne’s Notes: World Poetry Café Radio Show,  CFRO, 100.5 FM with Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Victor Schwartzman with special volunteers Sharon Rowe and Willow, the dog.

  To hear the show:   CLICK HERE!  

May 11, 1-2 pm  featured a fascinating  interview by Victor Schwartzman of the book from Nepal, “Kathmandu Days” by Chandra Bhatt. The publisher is Niyogi Books India. Well worth listening and reading!


 

 

 

 A call in  from Boston  ( courtesy of Braitwaite and Katz)  at 1:40 pm, PST from Patrice Williamson with her new CD: Comes Love, a lovely CD featuring her silky voice . April 25, 2017 will marked the 100th anniversary of an event that would have a profound impact on jazz and American song: the birth of Ella Fitzgerald. While the centennial of the First Lady of Song will doubtlessly be celebrated in myriad forms, few will prove as heartfelt or sincere – or as long in gestation – as Comes Love, the new album by Boston-based jazz vocalist Patrice Williamson. For the occasion, Williamson teamed up with guitarist and fellow Berklee College of Music faculty member Jon Wheatley for a set that pays particular homage to Fitzgerald’s landmark duo with guitar great Joe Pass. 

Due for release on Ella’s birthday, April 25, on Williamson’s own Riverlily Records and produced by pianist/composer Helen Sung, Comes Love features a dozen Songbook classics originally either recorded by Fitzgerald and Pass on one of their four studio albums or performed live by the duo during the course of their notable collaboration. Williamson and Wheatley never resort to sheer imitation (not that such a thing would even be possible given their two inimitable models), but instead conjure the warm elegance and graceful swing of the originals through the alluring chemistry of their own inviting rapport. To buy this wonderful CD: https://patricewilliamson.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also a review of the documentary Unarmed Verses by Director  Charles Officer . For a review by Ariadne Sawyer: http://www.theafronews.com/category/entertainment/

The show included two special e-poems  by the well known poet Germain Droogenbroodt. A feature coming soon.

 

MEET THE WORLD POETRY CAFE TEAM!

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Our last World Poetry Café Radio Show of the year on December 29, 1-2 pm PST, featured our team of valued volunteers: Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Host and producer, Neall Ryon, co-host and Jazz expert, Victor Schwartzman , wonderful  sound engineer  and special volunteer Sharon Rowe, dog minder of Willow and good office  volunteer of CFRO, 100.5 FM.

So many people have written asking about our team that we thought it was fitting to share more information and poetry.  Also, as Coop Radio gets ready to move back to our last location, it is important to have a record program that can be played in case of need.

We are celebrating 20 years of being on the air and want to thank Coop Radio staff and programmers for all their support and kindness as well as all the hosts and guests we have had over the years.

Also, we would like to thank the 90 countries that now listen to us on a semi regular basis.

Since we are a member supported show which costs $ 1,000 per year to keep us  on the air, we would greatly appreciate any membership or donation. Please go to www.coopradio.org and click on membership section and put in the name of the World Poetry Café . That way, the membership or donations will go into our account and not in general funds!

Photo credit: Neall Ryon.

Enjoy our “Meet the Team Show! ”     CLICK HERE

 

World Poetry Welcomes Kendra Shank & Geoffrey Keezer!


Ariadne’s Notes: The  World Poetry Café Radio Show with host and producer Ariadne Sawyer , co-host Neall Ryon, Super Tech Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe welcomed Kendra Shank (Vocalist) on air  talking about their new CD. Half Moon is a lovely CD , poetic and meaningful, a listening delight.

Quote: A deep, stimulating rapport honed over many years…. Mesmeric…uplifting…powerful…– Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times”

“Shank and Keezer each have an impressive command of nuance, dynamics and texture…. Their shared reverence is balanced by a desire and ability to subtly surprise their listeners…– George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune.”

Jan. 9 concert tickets & info: https://www.mezzrow.com/events/2451-kendra-shank-geoffrey-keezer CD purchase: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kendrashank (downloads also available at Amazon & iTunesWebsites:  www.kendrashank.com  /  www.geoffreykeezer.com with their new CD, Half Moon  with Geoffrey Keezer (Piano).

Also on the show : Wayne Wallace , Canto America,  unfortunately  poetess  Tara Kimberly Torme was not able to join us.  The show included the return of Creativity Rocks.

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Artists: Kendra Shank (Vocalist), Kendra Shank mixes modern jazz, standards, world music, folk/pop, and open improvisation, all unified by her soulful storytelling, inventive phrasing, and spontaneous group interplay. Geoffrey Keezer’s singular style of intellectually abstract lyricism woven over exotically complex rhythms and harmonies makes him one of the most sought-after artists on the modern jazz scene. Join vocalist Kendra Shank and pianist Geoffrey Keezer in celebration as they play music from their new album “Half Moon.”

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Geoffrey Keezer (Piano)

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey “has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole” (Time Magazine).”

* Thanks to Ann Braithwaite of Braithwaite & Katz Communications for source materials.