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World Poetry Features Synn Kune Loh-a Must Hear Show!

 

 

 

Ariadne’s Notes:

On November 30, 1-2 pm , PST, CFRO, 100.5 FM, The World Poetry Café was honoured to present the talented, poet, writer, artist and musician, Synn Kune Loh.

It was a profound and moving show, probably the most moving of our 18 years plus existence on the show. Synn Kune Loh  read poetry, sang songs and talked  about his new book, The Ping Pong Diaries. Which is being published by Silver Bow Publishing in January. The healing process, dealing with challenges and transformation were discussed as personal stories were shared.

The World Poetry Team, Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Host and producer, Victor Schwartzman , Technical engineer and Sharon Rowe, Special volunteer. Music by Synn Kune Loh. Selected e-poems from the World Poetry E-Anthology on the main page.

 

CLICK  HERE to listen for the show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synn Kune Loh is a visual artist, a painter, a poet ad a song writer. 

He is the author of a book of poetry titled “A Journey to Camatkara,”and a CD, “Return to the Boundless Light.” He was born in China and grew up in Hong Kong.

He received a BA in psychology from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticutt, U.S.A.

While studying for his MA in Cultural Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario,he took a trip to Paris and discovered his passion to make art. He went to the Ontario College of Art and began a career as an exhibiting artist. His early paintings were abstract landscapes,followed by themes that stem from a metaphysical content. 

His poetry has an unique expression that is both touching and inspiring. Diagnosed with early Parkinson’s Disease, he used Ping Pong as a healing agent, and wrote a book titled “Ping Pong, Parkinson’s, and the Art of Staying in the Game.” The book will be published by Silver Bow Press in January, 2018.

 

If speaking is just making noise.

If talking is too much about facts.

Conversation is connection.

If real conversation is silence,

a heart to heart communication.

If contemplation is mind expansion,

an underrated pleasure.

beyond the physical dimension.

meditation is soul revelation.

If surviving samsara is our journey.

Remembering nirvana is our destination.

If poetry is a new leaf

emerging from the old self.

Let us talk to each other then,

with poetry, the real conversation.

Synn Kune Loh (C) All rights reserved by author.

 

 

 

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.