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World Poetry Celebrates Brian Landrus!

 Ariadne’s Notes:

 The World Poetry Café Radio Show, CRFO 100.5 FM on October 5, 1:35 FM, PST  welcomed the talented Brian Landrus featuring his new CD Generations. This is a wonderful CD , a multilayered tapestry of music that enchants the listeners.  Great detail and care was taken  to create the best possible sound. World Poetry Team : Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Swartzman and Special volunteer Sharon Rowe. Peace poems by Lina Zeron.

LISTEN HERE FOR THE RADIO SHOW!http://www.coopradio.org/station/archives/1707

 

 

A Must Hear CD! 

Composer and Baritone Saxophonist Brian Landrus Reveals a Thrilling, Ground-Breaking New Vision for the Jazz Orchestra on Generations   out July 28 via Blue Land Records   The 25-piece Brian Landrus Orchestra makes a stunning debut with sweeping compositions inspired by generations of composers, genres and family  This is really like nothing I’ve ever heard before.  It’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait to hear the final product! Joe Locke . To be part of Brian’s vision is enlightening.  It causes me optimism.”  Billy Hart   CD Release Concert  was Friday and Saturday July 28 & 29 at Cornelia Street Café, NYC.

 

Monumental in creative ambition, imaginative scope, and artistic achievement not to mention sheer scale – Generations is the breathtaking debut of the Brian Landrus Orchestra, a 25-piece all-star ensemble stocked with some of the most inventive musicians in modern music. These adventurous virtuosos have congregated to realize the extraordinary, sweeping music of composer, baritone saxophonist and low woodwind master Brian Landrus, whose work combines a lifetime worth of wide-ranging listening and playing into an arrestingly bold, radiant and singular vision.   Far from a standard big band project and unlike any orchestral jazz ensemble that come before it, the Brian Landrus Orchestra incorporates inspiration from classical music, hip-hop, soul, funk, jazz, reggae and world music with inspiration being the key word. In Landrusa inventive hands these diverse genres are deconstructed and absorbed, emerging in startling and unrecognizable ways to conjure a dramatic and thrilling sonic landscape.   The title Generations carries multiple meanings for Landrus including influences that span centuries from Bach to Ellington to Motown to Led Zeppelin to J Dilla; the family members that inspired Landrus and his music, from his father to his children; and the generations of musicians who have come together to breathe life into these deeply personal compositions. The drum chair alone features a four-decade difference in age, from the legendary Billy Hart to rising star drummer Justin Brown.   The awe-inspiring ensemble also features Jamie Baum, Tom Christensen, Darryl Harper, Michael Rabinowitz, Alden Banta and Landrus himself on woodwinds; Debbie Schmidt, Ralph Alessi, Igmar Thomas, Alan Ferber and Marcus Rojas on brass; harpist Brandee Younger and a string section featuring Sara Caswell, Mark Feldman, Joyce Hammann, Meg Okura, Lois Martin, Nora Krohn, Jody Redhage and Maria Jeffers; vibraphonist Joe Locke; and bassists Jay Anderson and Lonnie Plaxico. The Orchestra is conducted by bandleader JC Sanford, who has also held the baton for the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and the Alice Coltrane Orchestra. Landrus co-produced the album with fellow composers Robert Livingston Aldridge and Frank Carlberg.   Landrus comes to the project with a wealth of experience both as a leader and as a performer with some of the worlds most distinctive artists from a variety of genres: has toured the world in superstar Esperanza Spalding band and played in Ryan Truesdella  prize-winning Gil Evans Project as well as working with the likes of Bob Brookmeyer, Rufus Reid, Danilo Perez, Frank Kimbrough, Gary Smulyan, Maria Schneider, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Louis Nash, Nicholas Urie, Jerry Bergonzi, Ayn Inserto, Alan Ferber, Uri Caine and Ralph Alessi, among others. Generations is the culmination of a long-held dream for Landrus.

You can find the CD and all the outlets.

Source:  Braitwaite and Katz Communications.

 

World Poetry Celebrates the Wonderful Lozan Yolmosky!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes:  World Poetry Café celebrated Lozan Yolmosky’s new book Counting Waves with a WP  book launch  on CFRO 100.5 FM  1 PM PST.  A challenging and interesting book launch packed with helpful information about caring and diversity.

Opening Peace Poems read from e-poets Monsif  Beroual, Morocco and Lina Zeron, Mexico. A must hear show!

Music and interview of Brian Landrus who phoned in from Brooklyn, N.Y.

World Poetry Team: Ariadne Sawyer, Victor Schwartzman  and special volunteer Sharon Rowe.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

Lozan Yamolky is a Canadian -Kurdish from northern Iraq. Immigrated to Canada in 95 . She started reciting and writing new poetry in fall of 2013 through open mic. Freelance English, Kurdish & Arabic interpreter.

 

 

 

Upcoming performances and launches by Lozan:

https://lozanyamolky.com/ 

Her book launch is on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 

7:00-9:00pm 

At: The ACT Art Centre 

Holy Wow Poets Canada 

11944 Haney Place
Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 6G1
604-476-2787

Her publisher’s website is: http://www.silverbowpublishing.com/

She will be a feature poet & book signing at the following dates: 

* Poetry New West 

Sunday October 16 2-4pm 

At: Heritage Grill in New Westminster 

*  Renaissance Books in New Westminster 

on Wednesday October 18 

At: 7:00pm 

http://www.renaissancebookstore.com/

* Surrey Muse 

Surrey, BC 

October 24, 2017 

 

 World Poetry Radio show with Lozan and  her Uncle:

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Minal Sarosh from India!

Ariadne’s Notes:

The World Poetry Café Radio Show, on June 8, 2017 welcomed E-Poet Minal Sarosh ! Her poem was read on the show and nicely received. We have an active E-poet spot on the show, featuring poets from all over the world. Featured poets and musician Lozan Yolmosky  and Serwan Yolmosky also read poetry in English, Arabic and Kurdish as well as music with the oud.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minal Sarosh is an Indian English poet and novelist. Her first poetry book ‘Mitosis and Other Poems’, was published by Writers Workshop (1992), Kolkata.  And her first novel  ‘Soil for My Roots’ was published by LiFi Publications, New Delhi, 2015.

She has won awards for poetry — (a) All India Poetry Competition 2005 of The Poetry Society (India) Delhi. – Commendation Prize. (b)Creative Writing Competition 2006 of Unisun Publications, Bangalore-Third Prize (c) SMS Poetry Competition 2007 and 2008 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai-Third Prize (d) Unisun Reliance TimeOut Book Club Awards 2008-09-Special Mention

Her poetry has been published in anthologies — The Journal of the Poetry Society (India), Chandrabhaga, (Edited by Jayanta Mahapatra), Indian Literature (published by Sahitya Akademi , Delhi), Emerging Voices ( The Poetry Society India, Delhi), Poetry India: Voices of Hope ( The Poetry Society India,

 

Fingers at Work

 

Under the weight of balloons

even strings tie me down.

Fingers let go!

my thoughts are air,

the sky is the limit for them.

 

Under the blanket of night

even the darkness blinds me.

Fingers stoke the cinders!

My thoughts are fire,

leaping out from the sun.

 

Under the wafting boat,

even the waves could overturn me.

Fingers row harder!

My thoughts are water,

and oceans have racing horizons.

 

And under the lawnmower

I could be trimmed like grass.

Fingers grow roots!

My thoughts are soil,

and the whole earth is my garden.

 

But, oh fingers do what you want,

but do it fast!

My life is just a soap bubble,

weighing less than a feather,

it will glide for a short while,

       and then might burst, anytime.

 

(First published in ‘The Journal of the Poetry Society (India)’ Delhi. Vol 22, 2011. Edited by Sharmila Ray)

Minal  Sarosh (C) All rights reserved by the author.