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World Poetry Celebrates Anupma Garg!

IMG_20160406_104741588Ariadne’s Notes: On August 4th, 1-2 pm, the World Poetry Café Radio Show ( CFRO, 100.5 FM) welcomed the singer and poetry scholar, Anupma Garg  along with her husband, Dr. Ajay Garg  in a special presentation of  the poetry and music of India in English, Hindi and Sanskrit. A touch of the culture, poetry and music of India!  E-poems by Lini Grol , Canada and Chinese Poet Yuan Hongri!

Also sharing the show, the poet Patrick De Moss who will have his own featured spot on site.

World Poetry Café Radio Show Team: Ariadne Sawyer, MA, Radio Host and Producer, Neal Ryon, co-host, Engineer Victor Schwartzman , Volunteer: Sharon Rowe.

A fascinating show! CLICK HERE to listen.

Anupma has successfully completed M.Phil. in Library and Information Science and bachelor degree in Arts. After graduation, she embarked on a new journey where she had the privilege to work as Librarian in India. She absorbed a substantial knowledge and gained insights into the field. In an extensive experience, she acquired a good understanding of planning, e-office, records and document management.

Anupma loves Mother Nature and drives the satisfaction and spirituality in exploring the world. She has got special interest in literature. She finds happiness in creating her garden with variety of flowers and plants.  She is a brilliant home maker, with a  great husband and two grown up boys , both are studying in universities.”

 

 

World Poetry Celebrates Solutions By Racism Panel!

 

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Ariadne’s Notes:
The World Poetry Café Radio Show  with Ariadne Sawyer, host and producer, co-host Neall Ryon, engineer Victor Shwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe, proudly presented a strong panel on racism  and the need for cultures standing together, on July 28, 1-2 PM on CFRO 100.5 pm  and offered  personal stories and solutions for change.  Also mentioned was the  powerful  upcoming book  Conflict is not Abuse by Sarah Shulman which will be published in October by Arsenal Pulp Press.

A must listen show! CLICK HERE!

http://www.coopradio.org/station/archives/1707

Our wonderful panelists:

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Jennifer Chieh Ho.
Representing  workers in BC both for the federation of labour and psac, Representative for workers of colour on the BC federation of labour executive council

Representative for public service alliance of Canada BC regional workers of colour. Jennifer Chieh Ho is of ethnic Chinese background, born and raised in Brunei Darussalam, North West Borneo in South East Asia. She immigrated to Canada in 1988 with her family.

Jennifer has been a strong union activist for a number of years and empowers members in her community and union. In 2011, she was elected the first racialized Regional Vice President for BC and Yukon in the Union of National Employees of Public Service Alliance of Canada. Then in 2014, she was re elected by acclamation of the same title for the 2014 – 2017 mandate.

Jennifer is the Representative for racialized workers for two labour organisations; The BC Federation of Labour and the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

As a leader of the racialized equity group, Jennifer fights discrimination, mentors and builds networks of potential leaders from democratic grassroots and pushes for inclusion and fairness in the workplace.

Jennifer`s principle is “Go with your heart and respect“.

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Lorene Oikawa is an activist who speaks and writes on a range of topics including women in leadership, human rights, and social media. She is the President of the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association. She is the founder of the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance in BC. She is a director on the board of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival. She was the first Asian Canadian Executive Vice President for the BC Government and Services Employees’ Union and served from 2005-2014. Lorene is a fourth generation British Columbian whose family migrated from Japan in the 1800’s and 1906.

Added information and links: “We will be launching the Hastings Park 1942 website that will include more stories and photos about Japanese Canadians imprisoned there in 1942. The signs are on permanent display in Hastings Park.” Here is the link for The Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association: http://www.gvjcca.org/

Source: https://worldpoetry.ca/?p=9386

 Featured Poet

Anita Aguirre Nieveras, Life Time Achievement Award Winner, WP Ambassador to the Philippines, she is   educator, poet writer and humanitarian, Anita came from the Philippines a number of years ago and through personal experience has dealt with racism on various levels. She brings her experiences and wisdom to this panel.

 

World Poetry Celebrates THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS, Yo-Yo MA!

image001THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA & THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

A Must See Film Review by Ariadne Sawyer, MA

 Be sure to catch this film which is opening at the Park Theatre in Vancouver on July 22nd. http://www.tribute.ca/showtimes/theatre/the-park-theatre/park/ for show times.

World Poetry is honored to be a Promotional Partner for the Music of Strangers.

The film is directed by Morgan Neville, director of the Academy Award-Winning 20 Feet From Stardom. The film follows an extraordinary group of musicians who have come together to celebrate the universal power of music. The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences. Sources: The Archive and the Orchard  plus  PR by the Taro PR Group.

I absolutely loved this warm, life affirming film which also reflected the human suffering of mankind through wars and the  loss of country.  It   showed the enthusiasm and persistence of the great cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his vision of bringing world musicians together to create a new sound and even a way of being.  The idea of being  “Cultural Citizens” may show us the way to celebrate our connectedness and free us from rigid boundaries.

Throughout the film, the wonderful joyfulness   of Yo-Yo Ma infuses the film and brings the message of creation and hope.

Here are some memorable quotes from the film:  “The power of art crosses out limitations.”  “Tradition needs evolution or it gets smaller.” “Art is opening up to possibility.”

The guests I brought to the preview had some inspiring comments:

“The film will interest those wanting to learn more not only about music but about different cultures; instruments and their historical meanings from various regions; architecture around the world; and the harmony between sound and visual art.” Laura Kelsey.

Music, the universal language of all, we learn, is a core facilitator, encouraging world citizens to realize mankind’s common purpose while seeking identity. Thereby, from the heart, we can, and need to work together, with shared hope and renewed energy, naturally transforming and harmonizing world cultures toward lasting peace. “Carla Evans.

“The film touches on real world issues and its effect on the creative culture of its peoples.  One spoken line in the movie that stands out for me is that, “a culture must continue to grow or it will die.”  This film reinforces the idea that music can contribute to the meeting of people of different cultures and continue to grow by contributing to each other.  The film touched my heart and brought to my mind   how we are all molded from the same clay.”  Neall Ryon.

Invite your friends and family to see this wonderful film!

Thanks to Lauren Colt at TARO PR for source material.