Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

Voix du Maghreb – Tadalat, 1re Partie

« Héritiers de la ?révolution des guitares? initiée par Tinariwen au début des années 80, les musiciens de Tadalat côtoient au quotidien ceux de Terakaft, Tamikrest ou encore Amanar, tous issus de la florissante pépinière de l’Adrar des Ifoghas. Toutefois, ils se démarquent de leurs grands frères et amis par des arrangements, des rythmes et… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Our Way to Fight

Book: Michael Riordan, Our Way to Fight: Peace-work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine (Between the Lines 2011) ?. . . the struggle for Palestinian liberation should be led by Palestinians, and Israelis in the resistance movement need to be conscious of this at every level. For example, at demonstrations the soldiers prefer to speak to Israelis… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Blackstone, Part I

Blackstone is a Gemini award-winning Canadian television series based on a fictitious Canadian First Nations reserve. It airs on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) and hosts a shining roster of some of the best aboriginal actors in North America. The second season premiered on Wednesday night, revealing to fans the cause and outcome of… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Cuica Story

This article originally appeared December 2, 2011, in issue 1946. ?Happy New Year! The Conjunto Roque Moreira wishes you peace, health, happiness, success, and we hope in 2011 we can go to Canada to show our work to this wonderful country . . . We have news! We begin to record our new CD in… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Bal

Film: Bal (Honey) (Kaplan Films 2010) Director: Semih Kaplanohlu Cast: Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu,Tülin Özen ?All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.? Plato There’s a Beekeeper Up in That Tree… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – 3Ma

Album: 3 Ma (Sterns Music 2008) Musicians: Rajery (valiha), Ballaké Sissoko (kora), and Driss El Maloumi (oud) ?Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.? Leon Battista Alberti Madagascar, Mali, Morocco The whole thing was Rajery’s idea. At home in… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Vexations by Erik Satie

Album: Vexations by Erik Satie Artist: Justin Saragoza, piano ?An artist must regulate his life. Here is a time-table of my daily acts. I rise at 7.18; am inspired from 10.23 to 11.47. I lunch at 12.11 and leave the table at 12.14. A healthy ride on horse-back round my domain follows from 1.19 pm… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Trip

Film: The Trip (IFC Films 2010) Director: Michael Winterbottom Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon ?The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where’er I go, That there hath pass’d away a… Read more »