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CKMS Community Connections for 14 October 2022 with Suzy on the news from Kurdistan

Show Notes

Mahsa Amini (woman wearing black clothes, including a hijab)
Mahsa Amini
Jeff Stager speaks with Suzy about life in Syria and the political situation in Kurdistan.

The interview starts at 7m53s.


Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-10-14-episode102.mp3 (53.2 MB, 55m21s, episode 102)


Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m29s Jeff Stager introduces Suzy, and Suzy introduces Jna Peshmarga by Nasser Razazi, a song about the Kurdish Women Fighters.
1m51s Jna Peshmarga (woman aiming a rifle towards the right of the camera)
Nasser Razazi
7m53s Suzy explains the difficulty in saying she comes from Kurdistan, not Syria or Iran. She gives some background on the history of Kurdistan. She talks about coming to Canada. Suzy tells us about Mahsa Amini, and introduces Baraye by Shervin Hajipour.
14m23s Baraye Shervin Hajipour (very small B&W image of Shervin Hajipour, like a social media avatar. Text also in Arabic or Farsi)
Shervin Hajipour
16m36s Suzy explains that the Baraye lyrics came from messages posted on Twitter. Talking about Mahsa Amini, and the freedom to wear the clothes you want to wear. Explaining some of the culture.
25m29s Her Kurd Ebin Outline of a map of Kurdistan coloured in the colours of the Kurdish flag on a background of people protesting and waving Kurdish flags)
Kurdish Patriotic Anthem
28m05s Suzy talks about the other issues going on in Iran, even from before the revolution in 1979. Encouraging people to spread this news, it’s not being done by mainstream media. Introducing Hassan Zirak.
38m14s Kermanshah Hassan Zirak, Songs | Kurdish Music (illustration of a jacket with flowers coming out the neck, on a blue background. The text is also present in Arabic or Farsi)
Hassan Zirak
45m30s Suzy gives more info about Hassan Zirak. Suzy is getting feedback on her phone. Talking about Kurdish language and dialects; the other issues in Kurdistan. Explaining what happened to Mahsa Amini. Jeff Stager gives some info on Radio Waterloo, and how to start a show.
54m26s End credits.

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