World Poetry Cafe presents our last show on Wall Street before moving back to the old station on Columbia! On July 13, 1-2 pm PST, CFRO,we welcome Soramaru Takayama – Poet. www.takayamasoramaru.com
Soramaru is a member of the artist collective Tasai. Sora brings his innovative poetry monodrama to Vancouver by way of ongoing solo performances and through collaboration with nationally recognized poets visiting from Japan. His first poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in 2014, taking him on three successful tours in Japan. He has performed for the Canada Japan Friendship Association, Joy Kogawa House, and was commissioned to create and perform a poem for the 110th Anniversary of the VJLS-JH. Sora hosts an annual event, Japanese Poets North of the 49th, that is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the founder and owner of Vegan Pudding & Co. www.takayamasoramaru.com
Yurie Hoyoyon, Manager of the poet Soramaru Takayama, Media relation coordinator for JPN49th Illustrator / Portrait artist / TV reporter for Nikkei TV www.yuries.com
Music and poem by Yoshimi Sakura read by Yurie Hoyoyo in Japanese and
Ariadne Sawyer in English.
Blue Earth, theme song for World Poetry played at special occasions.
Caring message from World Poetry Beloved Honorary Son Rahmat Haidari :“I do not want violence anywhere in the world and no human being forced to immigrate. It is very painful because of the insecurity and the loss of the family moving away. The aspirations, of the family, of culture lost.
For all the people of the world, I wish peace and friendship.”
Rahmat Haidari is multi- award winning filmmaker and peace and human rights advocate who had to flee his country and now resides in Germany where he will bring his talents and expertize to help the world.
Ariadne’s Notes: On September 1st, 1-2 pm PST, the World Poetry Café, your favorite intercultural, multilingual radio show on CFRO, 100.5 FM Celebrated the long term director and secretary of World Poetry. A show with fascinating insights into her life and her dedicated help to both youth and seniors as well as her contributions to education and poetry. Music from DISPELL by Laura Kelsey who is now in Nanaimo. E-poems by Carla Evans (Pens for Peace) and Richard Doiron( As Per Design) as well as a first time poem in English by Rahmat Haidari ( Mother) were read. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer, Neall Ryon, Engineer Victor Schwartzman and volunteer Sharon Rowe. Also great thanks to the 87 countries that listen to us on a varying basis.
Anita Aguirre Nieveras, World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, World Poetry Ambassador to the Philippines , World Poetry executive secretary, educator, World Poetry Café Host, workshop leader, involved with Seniors Groups, dancer, poet and author. She has been with World Poetry since its inception.
Here are the upcoming events and the World Poetry Café Radio Show guests! Radio shows: Thursdays, April 28, CFRO 100.5 FM . Guests: Carla Evans and Raoul Fernandez. 1-2 pm. Phone poem from India Vani Pradeep for National Poetry Month. CLICK HERE!
May 5, guests: Dr. Ajay Garg, poet in Hindi and English, author and Ehud Asherie, jazz pianist on tour.
World Poetry New Westminster Celebrates National Poetry Month and Spring!, April 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm. New Westminster Public Library
April 29the Media Lab, Richmond Cultural Centre. Richmond, BC.
Rapping Afghan: an intimate evening of film, poetry and music”Friday April 29th 7:30 pm – 9:00pm, Richmond Media Lab,7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC Canada.Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Ying Wang. First event of Cinevolution’s year around Media Cafe series and part of the national Asian Heritage Month activities, Rapping Afghan brings films, poetry and music together to highlight the Afghan art and culture. Come with your art to this intimate evening of sharing and celebration.
Poetry by Wida Tausif and others. Need musicians, artists, readers in Farsi , poets in other languages. Please register: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Afghan Films: Rahmat Haidari’s film Street Wolves, and RAP Under the Skin of Afghanistan , a brand new film by Sharif Saedi