World Poetry Celebrates the Talented Koyali Burman!



Ariadne’s Notes:  On May 17,  1:30 PM PST, the World Poetry Cafe , 100.5 FM , CFRO  welcomed the talented dancer and award nominee, Koyali Burman to the show. She spoke about  our upcoming World Poetry Event on May 27, 2-3:30 pm at the Vancouver Central Library which features the unique coming together of two strong cultures, Indigenous and  Pan Asian Indian classical dance .  Also featured on the show were Alaha Ahar , poems, a story by special volunteer, Sharon Rowe from her popular Big Bessie Stories.

Our second feature was the wonderful Phil Hayes celebrating his two new CD’s  He will be featured next.


World Poetry believes in treating all the people of the world with respect, honor, peace and love.  Our mission is to bring people together to celebrate our shared empowerment and to present the talents of those whose voices, young and old to be heard.








World Poetry arts advocate is Koyali Burman has been an exponent of Indian- classical dances- Kathak. She began learning dance at the age of three in India. She received acclaim as “Sangeet Ratna”(M-Muse) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and winner of numerous regional awards in India. Koyali Burman has a professional degree from the University of British Columbia. Besides her professional career she enjoys she enjoys performing and teaching dance to multicultural communities and expanding the cultural boundaries with dedication to excellence. She has supported the local artists with projects from her professional arena.

Exploring Connectivity with Indian classical Dance & Poetry:

Being the Cultural Ambassador of the World Poetry Canada International she is creating awareness in Vancouver of glorious Indian classical dance and focusing on exploring connectivity with Kathak, poetry and therapeutic value of one of the Indian dance form.

Building Bridges by Finding Commonality and Celebrating Differences:

First Nations and South Asian Culture -She understands various cultural richness around us. “There is a lot of commonality between our dances, but we rarely explore it…. hence I am exploring with finding commonality and celebrating differences between indigenous and south Asian culture through dance, poetry and music”.

Providing Leadership in Community Building and Economic Development through Art:

Koyali Burman as an arts advocate, she has created a priority working with the local non-profit organizations, credit Union, businesses and associations in developing an economic development plan for the diverse local artist community in the Joyce-Collingwood area.

Koyali Burman’s vision and mission is to foster/encourage/strengthen multiculturalism throughout BC by increasing awareness and appreciation of various forms of arts such as dance, music and poetry through professional dance/music and poetry presentation and community-based programming.

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