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World Poetry Celebrates Tara Kimberley Torme!

Ariadne’s Notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show welcomed the talented and courageous poetess Tara Kimberley Torme on March 30, 2017 in the studio of CFRO, 100.5 FM with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras, super tech Victor Schwartzman and special volunteer and dog sitter of Willow, Sharon Rowe. A beautiful e-poem by Monsif Beroual from Morocco was read.

  Jazz music featuring violinist/mandolinist Jason Anick and pianist Jason Yeager‘s first project as co-leaders, United, is out  (March 10, 2017) on Inner circle Music, promoting their delightful new CD UNITED.

  Source: Braitwaite and Katz.

To hear this interesting show: CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara Kimberley Torme writes: “I was born in Montreal, Quebec
I moved to Vancouver, BC in March 1992 shortly before I turned 15 years old
I have been writing poetry since I was around 8 years old
I have written over 150 poems since childhood
I received my B.A. in English from UBC in May 2001
I received my publishing diploma from Langara College in June 2006

In 2006 I self published a book of my poetry called A Series Of Short Stories and Poems under the name of T K Torme which is available at amazon.com

I am currently working on editing all of my older poetry as well write several newer ones for myself for future publication

I have several poetry books that I am currently working on at the moment – it is a long process as I write poems that suit my current mood state and eventually I will decided which collection of poetry I am going to put them in.”
Tara Kimberley Torme.

Featured Poem:

DeBolt

He comes out

Final race

 

Men’s 200 M

To win gold

 

7 Olympic gold

To his name

 

Here to collect

Two more gold

 

De Grasse runs

In lane 4

 

The crowd roars

At Bolt’s name

 

He takes his hand –

Shushes the crowd

 

Gun sounds off:

Bolt in lead

 

Flash of red shoes

On the lane

 

He wins the race

With ease:

 

Bolt 200 triple

Going for 9 gold

De Grasse wins silver

 

De Grasse and Bolt –

Two great runners:

 

DeBolt will always live on

Forever. Olympic history

 

A piece of Bolt

Lightning strikes

 

Little brother from Canada

Best race already written

 

Victory lap for Bolt

With Jamaican and Brazil flag

 

By: T. K. Torme (C) All rights reserved by the author.

 

World Poetry Celebrates Saxophonist Jon Irabagon from the US!

Ariadne’s Notes: On Thursday, March 3, 2016, The World Poetry Café Radio Show (CRFO 100.5 FM with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, plus engineer Victor Swartzman welcomed the talented musician Jon Irabagon in a fascinating interview of music and poems. It was so interesting to hear about Jon’s love of music, life and his upcoming tours. Also, the featured e-poet was Monsif Beroual from Morocco with a powerful poem called “Hollering.” To listen to the special show: CLICK HERE!

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Saxophonist Jon Irabagon is a subverter of the jazz form,” declares Martin Longley in his Irabagon feature in the August issue of The New York City Jazz Record. “He’s a revolutionary who’s secretly messing with the changes. He might be dismantling the music’s mechanics from the inside, but from the outside he can frequently persuade a crowd that he’s an old- school practitioner. There are few players who can so deftly stride from postbop to free improvisation, avant country to doom metal and then wander from chaotic collage-spraying to sleek-blowing fluency.”www.jonirabagon.com

The winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition, Irabagon has since topped both the Rising Star Alto Saxophone and the Rising Star Tenor Saxophone categories in the DownBeat Magazine Critics’ Poll and been named one of Time Out New York’s 25 New York City Jazz Icons. Jon was also named 2012 Musician of the Year in The New York City Jazz Record. An integral member of such high-profile ensembles as Mostly Other People Do The Killing and the Mary Halvorson Quintet, as well as an established bandleader in his own right, his list of current projects includes the bands Bryan & The Haggards and Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys as well as a longstanding partnership with legendary drummer Barry Altschul and Dave Douglas’ new quintet.

For Perpetual Motion, a project of Moondog arrangements, Jon (along with French saxophonist/clarinetist/composer Sylvain Rifflet) has been awarded a French-American Cultural Exchange grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institut Français, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, and Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs de Musique (“SACEM”).  In addition, Jon has received a 2012 Mabuhay Award by the National Association of Filipino-Americans and a 2014 Philippine Presidential Award.

Jon’s own record label, Irabbagast Records, has currently released five of his efforts, including I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues Volume 2: Appalachian Haze (with Mike Pride and Mick Barr), Outright! Unhinged (with Ralph Alessi, Jacob Sacks, John Hebert and Tom Rainey) and It Takes All Kinds (featuring Mark Helias and Barry Altschul), and most recently, the dual release of Behind the Sky (featuring Tom Harrell, Luis Perdomo, Yasushi Nakamura and Rudy Royston) as well as Jon’s first solo saxophone recording.