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World Poetry Presents Soramaru Takayama and Yurie Hoyoyon

 

 

 

 

 

World Poetry Cafe presents our last show on Wall Street before moving back to the old station on Columbia! On July 13, 1-2 pm PST, CFRO,we welcome Soramaru Takayama – Poet. www.takayamasoramaru.com
 
 Soramaru is a member of the artist collective Tasai. Sora brings his innovative poetry monodrama to Vancouver by way of ongoing solo performances and through collaboration with nationally recognized poets visiting from Japan. His first poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in 2014, taking him on three successful tours in Japan.  He has performed for the Canada Japan Friendship Association, Joy Kogawa House, and was commissioned to create and perform a poem for the 110th Anniversary of the VJLS-JH.  Sora hosts an annual event, Japanese Poets North of the 49th, that is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the founder and owner of Vegan Pudding & Co.  www.takayamasoramaru.com
 
 
Yurie Hoyoyon, Manager of the poet Soramaru Takayama, Media relation coordinator for JPN49th Illustrator / Portrait artist / TV reporter for Nikkei TV www.yuries.com
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Music and poem by Yoshimi Sakura read by Yurie Hoyoyo in Japanese and
 
Ariadne Sawyer in English.
 
 Blue Earth, theme song for World Poetry played at special occasions.
 
 
 

Caring message from  World Poetry Beloved Honorary  Son Rahmat Haidari :“I do not want violence anywhere in the world and no human being forced to immigrate. It is very painful because of the insecurity and the loss of the family moving away. The aspirations, of the family, of culture lost.

For all the people of the world, I wish peace and friendship.”

Rahmat Haidari is multi- award winning filmmaker and peace and human rights advocate who had to flee his country and now resides in Germany where he will bring his talents and expertize to help the world.

World Poetry Proudly Presents guests from Japan, Afghanistan and Gambia!

The World Poetry Café Radio Show had a wonderful intercultural show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Anita Aguirre Nieveras , super  tech Israel Mota and guest, Yoshifumi Sakura, World Poetry Musical Ambassador to Japan. He has never missed a World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival! He was here for the opening on October 19th and returned to Japan today. He also brought the World Poetry Official Theme Song, Circle of Blue  that he composed and was recorded in a concert hall in Japan. Since we have so many countries involved in World Poetry, we felt that it was important to have a official song that represented the earth. So many great comments about the song have been coming in. I will post them soon .  Again thanks to Frederico Gordo for translating for Yoshifuma once again.

Also we were honoured with a visit to the studio by the producer of the film  Unknown  being shown on Saturday. Sayad Ali Mousavi “Azad” who was able to talk about the challenges in making films and some good statements to make. He is knowledgeable about radio programs also and we hope to have him come back on.

Finally, the incomparable Mutiu Olawuyi, World Poetry Cultural Ambassador to Gambia and guiding light for peace, woman’s rights  and the cultivating of young talent phoned in from Gambia. An interesting conversation between Ali and Mutiu occurred when Ali asked Mutiu about peace in Gambia.

 Due to so many guests waiting to come on, we have to have two to three guests per show if possible.

To hear this amazing show:  CLICK HERE!

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Ali, Ariadne Yoshifuma and Fred. Anita and Israel were in the control room and Mutiu was on the phone.

 

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Last event of the festival! Peace thanks you.

The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival!

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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Proudly announces the Empowered Award Winners.

We had over 300 nominations come in, some even six months early. We wish we could honour all of you.

Each nominee was nominated by at least two people, in some cases much more. A check was made as to background, good heart,abilities and the quest for peace. The Empowerment awards are based on these qualities.

This year, the age range is from 12-100!

An award will be given to those that can attend during the month of October, for those who cannot come due to Visas or other reasons, a certificate will be sent to you by e-mail. In past festivals, awards were sent out, but most never reached their destinations. If there is a name or country error, please let us  know.

This list will be going on site and when time permits, a brief bio, photo and a poem or writing will be put on site.

The festival is coming together, created by many hours of volunteer work for peace. We are have launched a Crowd Funding site to pay for some of the costs, rather than have it come out of pocket. For more information: Go to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fourth-world-poetry-peace-festival/x/8284778 and join the team to create empowerment and peace!!This is your festival too and the waves of peace coming from it will circle the world!You can also contribute by becoming a peace connector volunteer and helping out in the festival. Contact: ariadnes@uniserve.com or astarte_sita@yahoo.com

All the best to you and keep up the good work. Peace and the world needs you!

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival Award Winners!

World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Knepper, Canada.

World Poetry Unsung Hero Award: Mobin Saberi, Canada.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador   Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah, Ghana.

World Poetry Music Ambassador Yoshifumi Sakura, Japan.

World Poetry Cultural Ambassador: Mutiu Olawuyi, Gambia.

World Poetry Theatre Ambassador: Oswald Okaitei. Ghana

World Poetry Youth Peace Ambassador: Timileyin Olajuwon, Nigeria.

World Poetry Empowered Poets:

Janet Kvammen, Canada

Elaine Woo, Canada

Honey Novick, Canada

Una Bruhns, Canada

Lini Grol, Canada

Anviksha Srivastava. India & USA.

Corazon Wong Canda, Japan.

Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, USA.

Helen Bar- Lev, Israel

Mamta Agarwal, India

Peter Thabit Jones, Wales

Stanley Barkan, USA

Adisa AJA Andwele, USA.

Samay Hamed, Afghanistan.

Lidia  Chiarelli,  Italy.  

 Murray Kion. Netherlands

Empowered Musician:

Enrico Renz, Canada.

World Poetry Empowered Graphic Artist:

Sainabou Baldeh, The Gambia.

Empowered Filmmakers

Kagan Goh, Canada.

Mary Fowles, Canada.

Rahmat Haidari, Afghanistan.

Ghafar Faizyar, Afghanistan.

Akshat Ajay Sharma, India.

Sharif Saedi, Afghanistan.

*** Three filmmakers from our new partner, Vancouver Asian Film Festival will be joining us as soon as they are selected