Pass the Mic: Season One – Episode 4

Kiwi Cabs general manager Muneer Oraha came to New Zealand as a young man in his 20s.
Kiwi Cabs general manager Muneer Oraha came to New Zealand as a young man in his 20s.

 

0:00 – My Favourite Songs

Wellington East Girls’ College student Rezvan Mazreah talks to Pass the Mic co-host Sapna Samant about music and moving to New Zealand from Iran.

A.R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls – Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)
Hello – Adele 

14:25 – Interview: Muneer Oraha

Muneer Oraha is a Christian Iraqi who came to New Zealand as a young man in his 20s. It hasn’t been easy but Muneer has not only set up his own business Kiwi Cabs, which now has 120 cars on the road, but managed to bring the rest of his family to New Zealand.

Pass the Mic volunteer Nina Fowler visited the company’s office on a sunny day in Miramar to hear Muneer’s story.

34:40 – Panel: Refugee women and cultural maintenance

The experiences of refugee women are sometimes overlooked or diminished, despite often being at the heart of displaced communities and cultures. What does it take to successfully walk in two worlds? Today’s panel:

  • Sara Kindon. Associate Professor School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences; Victoria University of Wellington
  • Tayyaba Khan, CEO, ChangeMakers Refugee Forum
  • Mozhdeh Wafa, a Farsi/English interpreter originally from Afghanistan, who also works at MCLaSS in Wellington

Music

Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie ft. Wyclef Jean 
Santana – Corazon Espinado ft. Mana 

Originally broadcast 27 October 2015 on Wellington Access Radio 783AM

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