Ariadne’s notes: The World Poetry Café Radio Show, CFRO 100.5 FM with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota welcomed the wonderful steel pan player Anthony Blackman in a show full of beautiful pan music. ClICK HERE for the show ( link not working yet)
Also at last, thanks to the great efforts of tech Gerry, we were able to broadcast the beautiful voice of Clara Hsu from San Francisco . She writes: “Here is a mp3 file of my reading of Langston Hughes’ April Rain Song. The song was created by a fellow poet friend, Carlos Ramirez, who passed away last year. He used to set many Langston Hughes’ poems into songs. This one was my favorite. The instrument I used to accompany myself is a singing bowl.” We featured a special e-poem by our wonderful supporter and poet Lini Richarda Grol called His Exotic Trip.
Anthony Blackman was born in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies/ Caribbean. The land of The Steel Pans ~ Calypso ~Soca and Carnival. His Love for music has been a passion since he was a young boy. He came to Canada and made it his home playing the Pans for all occasions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y8UNqUz7-c
His group Soul Survivors will be playing April 25th: http://www.kerrisdalevillage.com/news/
Our radio show is currently doing a fundraiser to keep us on the air: Please go to www.coopradio.org and become a member of our World Poetry Family. Please put in the name of the World Poetry Café so that your membership can be credited to our account. You will also get a tax receipt.