Gathering Voices, Penn Kemp’s Lit.-on-Air radio show

Gathering Voices, CHRW Radio Western, 94.9 FM, is heard on Tuesdays, 6:30 am and 6:30 pm.

Shows are archived on chrwradio.ca/content/upcoming-episodes-gathering-voices.

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100 Thousand Poets for Change, http://100tpc.org/. Gathering Voices, world-wide and on radio in London ON. See https://www.facebook.com/100tpcradioclik?fref=nf and for the radio show, chrwradio.ca/content/upcoming-episodes-gathering-voices. Gathering Voices celebrates 2014’s 100,000 Poets for Change event, archived on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-100000-poets-change-parts-1-2. See http://www.100tpcmedia.org/100TPC2012/?s=London+Ontario.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. October 14, 6:30-7:00 am). Gathering Voices features the divine Brenda McMorrow in her latest CD, Igniting the Beauty, Part 1, White Swan Records.This former Londoner travels worldwide to share her presence, igniting the Beauty indeed. The title is taken from a poem by Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine abbess,writer and mystic. Brenda sang and composed the music to Penn’s poem that opens each Gathering Voices show. Listen to the show on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-igniting-beauty-part-1. Hear more on www.brendamcmorrow.com.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. October 28, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). The show features circle of she by Moe Clark. Moe received mentorship from Sheri-D Wilson, who helped launch her career as a spoken word artist at the 2005 Calgary International Spoken Word Festival. Moe has toured across Canada and internationally. A Métis artist, Moe showcases her unique understanding of performance narrative with traditions of circle singing and spoken word. Listen to the show on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-circle-she.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. (R. November 11, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt, Part 1 by Penn Kemp with The Helwa Ensemble: musicians Mary Ashton and Panayiotis Giannarapis, sound artist Jocelyn Drainie, Egyptologist/poet Daniel Kolos and belly dancer Ishra Blanco. Together we trace the soul’s journey across the nocturnal sky to rebirth the next day: a classical Egyptian journey that the star goddess Nut took nightly. Recorded live at Aeolian Hall (August 2011) and mastered by John Magyar. Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt (cd) will be available from Pendas, pendas@pennkemp.ca.  It is archived on http://chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices/20110129gatheringvoices.mp3.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30-7:00 pm. (R. November 25, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am).  Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt, Part 2 by Penn Kemp with The Helwa Ensemble: musicians Mary Ashton and Panayiotis Giannarapis, sound artist Jocelyn Drainie, Egyptologist/poet Daniel Kolos and belly dancer Ishra Blanco. Together we trace the soul’s journey across the nocturnal sky to rebirth the next day: a classical Egyptian journey that the star goddess Nut took nightly. Recorded live at Aeolian Hall (August 2011) and mastered by John Magyar. Helwa! a Sound Opera Experiencing Ancient Egypt (cd) will be available from Pendas Productions,pendas@pennkemp.ca.. Listen on http://chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices/20120216GatheringVoices.mp3.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014,6:30-7:00 pm (R. December 9, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). Featuring Trieze, a CD by Viviane Houle, BC sound artist. As vocalist and improviser, Vivian deconstructs words into sounds on remarkable journeys that include jazz vocals as well. With Peggy Lee (cello), Lisa Miller (piano), Chris Gestrin (analog keyboards) and Jesse Zubot (violin). Listen on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-vivian-houle.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (R. December 23, 2014 6:30-7:00 am).Featuring Cat Kidd’s Hyena Subpoena, Part 2. A formative figure in the Montreal poetry scene since the early 90s, Catherine Kidd is the author of the novel Missing the Ark, the poetry collection Bipolar bear and a critically acclaimed solo show, Sea Peach. Her most recent poem series, Hyena Subpoena, was presented in 2011, and released as CD/book in May 2014; see catkidd.com/. We’ll hear several of these poems with soundscapes now. Listen on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-cat-kidd%E2%80%99s-hyena-subpoena-part-2.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 (R. January 6, 2015, 6:30-7:00 am). The show features Penn Kemp’s poem for peace in many voices, Pendas Productions, Volume 2, pendas@pennkemp.ca. Daniel Kolos and Penn perform Penn’s “poem for peace” in Daniel’s translation into Ancient Egyptian: perhaps the first time for millennia that a poem has been translated back into hieroglyphics! On www.mytown.ca/poemforpeace, you can see the poem and hear more translations.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (R. January 20, 6:30-7:00 am). Gathering Voices features Sarah Murphy’s CD, when bill danced the war, Part One. Author, activist, translator, visual and spoken word artist, Sarah Murphy is the recipient of the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival’s 2008 Golden Beret Award. Murphy has published seven books and performed and shown widely in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia and Mexico. Sarah is a previous recipient of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award, honouring spoken word artists. Listen on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-when-bill-danced-war-part-one.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (R. February 3, 6:30-7:00 am). In honour of Susan McCaslin’s new book, “Into the Mystic”, from Inanna Publications, Gathering Voices features our interview with her. The show is archived on http://www.chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices/20071219GatheringVoices.mp3.

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  1. Penn Kemp says:

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    100,000 Poets For Change on today, world-wide! Wherever you are, read a poem for change… and vote.

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