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World Poetry Presents Photo Artist Musa Musavi from Afghanistan!


World Poetry Canada International is proud to feature a new youth director Musa Musavi who will joining other youth directors from Afghanistan and  different countries around the world in our new expansion for WPCI.  They will be working hard on special projects and the World Poetry Peace Poetathon  as well as creating new projects for our two month exhibition in 2016 at UBC.  World Poetry would like to thank UBC and the Irving Barber Learning Centre for helping to create such a difference in the world.


Musa was featured in two photographic exhibitions at the Irving Barber Learning Centre, a library at University of British Columbia in Vancouver BC, where 100,000 visitors and students were clocked in during the month of October at our World Poetry Canada International Film Festival, October 2014 .


His work and message below received a lot of favorable comments.  Musa is one of a group of amazing youth who want to help create a better world.

Thanks to another youth director and award winning  filmmaker , Sharif Saedi, whose film , Dying of Thirst which was shown at the World poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Film Festival the awards were able to de delivered to Afghanistan recently.

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Adisa  AJA  Andwele, WPCI Advisor  reading  the message next to the display.

Musa’s message to the exhibition:

“When I take my camera to create a new picture, each time that my camera flashes, a new journey starts… Every time, when I realize that I have taken a picture, I find myself feeling so weak among others.

I had never thought that I would be documenting so many lives through my camera. They need help because they deserve to be happy like the others; they deserve to have light not darkness.

Each flash of my camera tries to be a light to remove the darkness. I might not have enough ability but I have the ability to share my life with them, to find peace for them.

I am Musa Musavi, a small photographer from the world of war in Afghanistan. I am ready to sacrifice my life for those people who seek peace and to be happy around the world.

Are you ready to sacrifice yours?

With love, Musa.”


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Coming soon! More youth directors and advisors!


AJA, a Barbadian-born, Internationally Known Poet Coming to the Festival!


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The Fourth World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival welcomes the internationally known performance poet , filmmaker and musician AJA! This is an amazing one time opportunity to meet AJA in person and hear his great performances.  He will be coming in on the October 22nd and leaving on October 27th. If you want to meet him or invite him to perform, please contact Ariadne at 604-526-4729  ariadnes@uniserve.com.   Don’t miss seeing his film at our festival! All events are free.

He will be featured at The World Poetry Night Out Fifth Anniversary, October 22nd at 6:30  PM at the New Westminster Public Library and  his film The Journey at the World Poetry Peace and Human Rights Festival at the UBC Learning Centre Exchange on October 25th.  Opening at  10:30 am. (Film time coming soon)

 Check out Machine Gun Bullets:              http://youtu.be/zImnSdzDpaM

AJA poet is a Barbadian-born World Music & Jazz poet and musician based in New York. AJA blends Jazz and R&B with various Caribbean rhythms – including Reggae and Calypso, to create a unique sound.  This provides the platform for him to deliver his thought-provoking and engaging poetry. AJA has taken performance poetry to the international World Music, Jazz and Poetry Festivals stages; and his works have also been internationally published.

A feature of AJA is his intensity on stage. His work is captivating with heart-wrenching imagery that is engaging – “edutainment”. From his emergence as a poet, AJA has focused on global issues such as war, hunger and the abuse of women and children. But in 2003 he decided to do more and transformed his poems from the stage and the page into practical initiatives in Barbados, other Caribbean territories as well as in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

In 2003 he was made a UNDP Spokesperson on Peace and Poverty Eradication for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.  He is also a UN Women Caribbean Partner for Peace; and a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders – promoting and mobilising activities for the “UNiTE: End Violence against Women” Campaign.


Tel: 917-797-9173       Email: ajapoet@hotmail.com

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