Join Dmae Roberts Sat. Feb 25 on KZME 107.1 FM for a poetry/percussion performance of Only Ghosts by Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk. This is an original retelling of Tkacyk’s novel set set during the democratic revolution in Nepal. Performers include the Tkacyk and poet A. Molotkov and percussionists Bruce Bartlett, Charlie Kersch, Ragon Linde, and Prasanna Dhoj Pradhan.
In the sultry jungles of Nepal, modern and ancient desires beat. When a stranger comes to Batuwaa, the mystic and the modern clash. Voices, percussion music, and story meld into the pulse of a mysterious pool, Bhoot Pool: the place the villagers of Batuwaa fear; the place the forbidden are free to love.
Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk experienced Nepal’s democratic movement while serving as a Peace Corpsvolunteer in the early 1990’s, the time period of this story. Her writing about Nepal has won Best Short Story at Third Goal, is in the magazine ECS Nepal,and is online in Peace Corps’ Digital Library. A founding member of the writers’ group, The Guttery, her latest project is a performance of Only Ghosts with Portland musicians and Guttery poets. Some of her public readings are featured at the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s Whitman Project, The Oregon Literary Review, Show and Tell Gallery, and Love Outlives Us.
Tickets are $6 to $10 and available at Brownpaper tickets or the show’s website: https://sites.google.com/site/seeonlyghosts/
Masks for the production were made by students at the Nepali school, Educational Environment Boarding School. Proceeds will benefit this school.
Also at the end of the show, Dmae plays a piece from her audio vault. Listen to First Love produced in 1986.
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