World Poetry Cafe was honoured to welcome the eloquent Jesus Cristobal, Mayan, originally from Guatemala in our valued partnership of the Heart of the City Festival. October 26, 1-2 pm, on CFRO 100.5 FM. Jesus is an active member of the Downtown East Side , leading community paper decorations and joining in playing the Marimba.
We also celebrated the Day of the Dead, El Dia de Los Muertos on the show in English and Spanish. This is a special day on Nov. 2 in Mexico and Central America. Jesus was able to tell us about the origins and the people to be honoured at their event in Vancouver , BC, Canada.
In Vancouver, BC, Canada, on November 2, from El Dia de Los Muertos, will be celebrated at Oppenheimer Park ( When the veil is thin ) 1-4 pm at 488 Powell St. In loving memory of friends ancestors and family members. Bring a photo, light a candle and share a poem. Latin American Food, marimba music also will be offered. Free. Join this wonderful event in collaboration with WATARI and Oppenheimer Park.
The show included Marimba and Incan music plus peace poems from Dave Beaton, New Newfoundland , Alone. Eftichia kapardeli from Greece with her poem Love in the Time of Fear and Helen Bar-Lev,, Israel , with her poem April. Poems read by sound Engineer Victor Schwartzman and host and producer, Ariadne Sawyer.