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.

Maghreb Voices – Terakaft, Aratan N Azawad

Album: Terakaft, Aratan N Azawad [Children of the Azawad] (World Village: Harmonia Mundi, 2011) Musicians: Liya Ag Ablil (a.k.a. Diara), guitars, vocals; Sanou Ag Ahmed, guitars, vocals; Abdallah Ag Ahmed; bass, guitar, vocals; and Mathias Vaguenez, percussions ?. . . even in the songs of the new guitar music, including those from the Tuareg rebellion… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, Sharqi Blues

Album: Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, Sharqi Blues (2010) Artists: Jan Wouter Oostenrijk, guitar; Karim Darwish, drums; Karim Ziad, drums; Salex Abdikader, Oriental keys; Joost Swart, jazz keys; Marco van den Akker, bass; Bas Bouma, drums Oostenrijk Meets the Dark Man at Another New Crossroads ?I like to be inspired and challenged. Inspiration can come from people,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Nazim Elnur

Nazim Elnur is a spoken word and hip hop artist. He was born in Khartoum, Sudan, where he spent his early childhood. After previously attending the American College in Cairo, Egypt, he is now studying political science at McGill University in Montreal. Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about poetry, music,… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Cybiont, So much work for love

Album: Cybiont, So much work for love (2011) ?The fundamental concepts that recur most often in biological, ecological, and economic models can easily be grouped into major categories: energy and its use; flows, cycles, and stocks; communication networks; catalysts and transforming agents; the readjustment of equilibriums; stability, growth, and evolution. And above all, the concept… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . J. D. Miner, Part II

J.D. Miner is a folk trio from B.C., now consisting of singer and songwriter Darryl Klassen, playing just about anything, Joe Worst on bass, and Chad Joiner on fiddle, mandolin, clarinet, and guitar. Honorary lifetime member Joel Klingler (who writes songs and plays mandolin and guitar) also joins them on their most recent album, Coal… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Aftershock

Film: Aftershock (2010) Director: Feng Xiaogang Cast: Fan Xu, Jingchu Zhang, Chen Li Genre: Art House/International/Drama ?When told only one child could be saved, my mother said, ?Save my son.? These words keep ringing inside my ears. Dad, It’s not that I don’t remember. It’s just that I can never forget.? from Aftershock ?He who… Read more »