Church of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields
103 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2N8
(South of College St. Between Spadina and Bathurst)
Friday , April 11 2014
Master of Ceremony: Juan Carranza “Tío Claro”
6:00- 6:30 p.m. Opening: Welcome to those who are present, to supporters and sponsors. There will be a collective paints and drawings exhibition. An art aution will follow (at the end of Festival).
Dudley Laws, Charles Roach “Mende,”Cecilia Rosalia Paiva, Daniel del Solar, Patrick Arthurs “St Patrick” and Alfonso Alvarez: by María Elena Mesa.
Comments by Eva Portillo, Latin America and Caribbean Solidarity Network –LACSN 6 th Annual Solidarity Month.
6:30- 6:50 p.m. Remarks about the legacy of President Hugo Chávez Frías by Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mrs. Martha Pardo de Márquez. Greetings by Javier Domokos Ruiz, Consul General of Cuba in Toronto. Notes on poet Juan Gelman by Luis César Luna, Consul of Argentina in Toronto. Notes on poet Mario Benedetti by Silvana Montes de Oca, Consul General de Uruguay in Toronto.
6:50 – 7:05 p.m. Music by Elbio Fernández (Benedetti poems)
7:05-7:20 p.m. Homage to Argentinian Poet Juan Gelman and Uruguayan Poet Mario Benedetti. Poet James Laffety will read in English , Poet Carlos Angulo-Rivas will read in Spanish.
7:20-7:35 p.m. Music and Poetry by KRITTIBAS Bengali Literary Group
Founder and Director: Asoke Chakravarty.
Music: Bharati Chakravarty.
7:35- 8:10 p.m. Poetry by : Jorge Etcheverry (Chile) Arnold Itwaru (Guyana) James Lafferty (Scotland), Arturo González (Venezuela), Martín Agonia (Mexico), Nina La Porta (Argentina).
8:10 – 8:30 p.m. Coffee Break. Buffet-snacks and «finger food» will be served.
8:30-8:40 p.m. Solo Saxophone performance by Wally Brooker
8:40- 8:50 p.m. Fifth IFPOR WORKSHOP students will read their poems: William Cardona, Graciela Mantero y María Teresa Páez.
8:50-9:05 p.m. Music by Rosy Cervantes
9:05-9:35 p.m. Poetry by : Friends of Poetree, AmaLuna and others - Music by Fito Molina
9:35- 9:50 p.m. Performance by : David Palmer , Houston Texas theatre.
CLAVE SOCIAL 1345 ST CLAIR AVE WEST, TORONTO ON
SATURDAY, April 12 , 2014
2:00-3:30 p.m. Poetry in different languages. Each poet will read her/his poems in her/his native tongue .
Rochester - Poetic Group, New York, Henry Padrón and others; Maria Elena Mesa, Roberto Martín, Hector Aviles, Marco Castillo, José González , Moraima Rincón, Beatriz Santiago, Graciela Mantero, Carlos Angulo-Rivas, Jorge Etcheverry, Asoke Chakravarty, Arnold Itwaru , Natasha Ksonzek, David Palmer, Martín Agonia, Arturo González, María Teresa Páez, Adriana Celia Mendieta-Flores, Verónica Diaz, Alexandría Regis, Bertha Ramìrez.
3:30-3:45 p.m. Solo Saxophone performance by Wally Brooker
3:45– 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break - snacks , empanadas (world wide famous Latino American culinary delicacy) and a variety of “finger food” will be served.
4:15–6:15 p.m. Analysis and Discussion.
Twenty-first Century: The fight between Neo-Colonialism and Socialism
Exposition: Dr. María Páez. Panel: Dr. Aura Suárez, Cónsul of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Dr. Teresa Daisy Díaz Albuerne, Consul of the Republic of Cuba; Hamid Bashani, B.A., LL.B.; Juan Carranza, B.A., LL.B.; Dr.Arnold Itwaru; and Ing. Asoke Chakravarty.
7:00 p.m. until … Poets and friends Solidarity Gathering at United Steel Workers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, to celebrate Electoral Victory of FMLN in El Salvador.
Ellington’s Music and Cafe 805 St. Clair West, Toronto, ON
SUNDAY , April 13 , 2014
12:00- 3:00 p.m. Special Program: Sunday Poetry, Working Women Community Centre, Taller Sol y Luna.
Poetry: Adam Abbas, KaFe, Rohan Campbell, David Palmer, Henry Padrón and Rochester, N.Y. Group. Graciela Mantero, William Cardona, Regg Aerich. Prince Hakeem (Spoken Word)
Music: Steve Hall, José Luis Bendezù, Roy Garrick & the Drum Circle.
Audrey Rose (Dance and poetry)
Exposicion de Arte: Taller Sol y Luna
Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St. Toronto, ON M6G 2L8
FIFTH IFPOR CLOSING CEREMONY
3:30-5:00 p.m. Music by: Voces Poéticas - Julia Campisi. Rosy Cervantes. Poetry by Arnold Itwaru, Martín Agonia, Rochester - Poetic Group, New York, Henry Padrón and others; Maria Elena Mesa, Roberto Martín, Nina La Porta, Hector Aviles, Marco Castillo, Josë González , Moraima Rincón, Beatriz Santiago, Graciela Mantero, William Cardona, Asoke Chakravarty, Natasha Ksonzek, David Palmer, Arturo González, María Teresa Páez, Adriana Celia Mendieta-Flores, Verónica Diaz, Alexandría Regis.
CERTIFICATES OF ASSISTANCE AND RECOGNITION WILL BE GIVEN
5:00 -6:00 p.m. Concert by Mexican cuarteto “Café con Pan”
Café Con Pan has brought mexican folk to Toronto’s multicultural music scene. Deep roots in rural Veracruz allows them to create original material and shed new light on traditional repertoire with an open attitude. Their performances are flavoured with improvisation, creative visuals, danceable rhythms, profound lyrics, tight harmonies and playful arrangements. .
7:00 p.m. Solidarity Gathering at LULA´S Restaurant / CAFÉ LACSN-IFPOR
1585 Dundas St. West, Toronto ON M6J 1T9
Programme Coordinator V IFPOR
Executive Committee: José González, president; Nina La Porta, Vice-president; Beatriz Santiago, Treasurer; Francisco Suárez, Secretary; Héctor Avilés, 2nd Secretary.
Advisory Committee: Federico Allodi, Asoke Chakravarty, Carlos Angulo-Rivas.
Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network LACSN, Círculo Bolivariano Louis Riel, Frente de Resistencia de Honduras, Toronto Haiti Action Committee, Toronto Forum on Cuba, Sunday Poetry, Taller Sol y Luna, Colombia Action Solidarity Alliance (CASA), Anti Colonialist Working Group, Barrio Nuevo, Canadian-Quebec sections of the International League of People’s Struggles, Hugo Chavez People’s Defense Front, KW Occupy, KW Basics News, Kitchner Spot Collective, Red de Amigos de la Revolución Ciudadana, Todxs a La Moneda-Ontario, CASA SALVADOR ALLENDE, London, Ontario - The Latin American-Canadian Solidarity Association (LACASA), Friends of Poetree, York Hispanic Centre, Working Women Community Centre, Bolivian Solidarity Network, KRITTIBAS Literary Group-Toronto, CARRANZA LLP -Lawyers, Ellington’s Music and Cafe.
Our greatest gratitude to the General Consulates in Toronto of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Argentina and Republic of Uruguay, for their support and collaboration.
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