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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.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

World Poetry Canada International Celebrates World Peace Day, September 21!

 

Poster by Ceri Naz.

World Poetry Celebrates Peace!

The World Poetry Cafe featured the first group of poets on World Peace Day. Poets and  their beautiful poems for peace. A lovely opening poem by Mamta.

Ahn Bong Ja, Canada, Katherine L. Gordon,  Canada, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Mongolia, Honey Novick, Canada, Richard Doiron, Canada, Carol Knepper,  Canada, Dr. T. Ashok Chakravarthy, India, Mahinour Tawfik, Egypt, Yioula Ioannou Patsalidou, Cyprus, Danny Teller, China, Daniel de Culla , Spain,  Fernando Jose Marti­nez  Alderete, Mexico.

Phone in: Selene Bertelsen and Jemma Downes, Canada.

To hear this special Radio show! CLICK HERE!

We would like to thank the many poets who sent poems and also created different events in their countries, villages and towns.

The second group will be read on September 28th and will be notified.

Peace connectors, peace advocates , peace promoters are needed every day to help bring balance to the world.

Two of the many special projects for World Peace day:

 Our great thanks to Ceri Naz and her students from the Philippines. Peace thanks them!

 

Poster by students in the Philippines.

Thanks to Vani Pradeep from India for her poster and banners plus her motivational work for World Peace!

Also on the show : super tech ,Victor Schwartzman reading some of the poems, World Poetry theme music, Circle of Blue by World Poetry Music Advisor and Ambassador to Japan: Yoshifumi Sakura and The Offering by Mary Youngblood. First Nations.

 

Join Mahinour Tawfik’s Prevent Suicide Campaign!

 Ariadne’s Notes: Join Mahinour Tawfik’s campaign and spread awareness on Suicide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Dear Ariadne,
I want your permission to share a poem on www.worldpoetry.ca regarding the issue of suicide.  I had an experience with this issue and recently with a friend of mine. I hope we can start a campaign to spread awareness – help people speak up, not give up
and to get help. I wrote a poem and I had a special poster designed for it. “

Mahinour Tawfik

To join her campaign : ariadnes@uniserve.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest

Standing at a funeral, all, in sorrow, was dressed

Soaked in sorrow as the verses were read

Pondering in the stillness, how much the girl is blessed

{When my time comes,

Loneliness will be my one and only guest}

 

Ignorant of her name but the incident was tragic

{Taking her life}, they said, {can’t seem further from logic}

Would they’ve said that, upon a long walk in her shoes

Standing up to fall into much deeper blues?

 

Fighting silent battles to become her worst rival

Doing the time until she had to impose the final

Consciously consensual

After scars grew deeper, its woes seemed perpetual

 

Certain of life’s ruthlessness,

Never have I been aware that death

Robs lives whilst gathering more debts

From forsaken souls apart from the hearts it shreds

Mourning yesterday, grieving the future pledged

 

On my knees beseeching Angel of Death

“Bring her back for a moment

To ascertain how much she was blessed”

Don’t let her be by eternal suffering possessed”

 

Wiped the tears, marching to pay my respects

Towards the coffin in which I was dressed

With a note along side

{Does it make a difference, now that I’ve left?}

*All battles fought in silence are fought with violence

 Mahinour Tawfik (C) All rights reserved by author. http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=9117