Listen to this episode Hassan Ghedi Santur
was born in Somalia. He came to Canada when he was 14, just before the outbreak of civil war in his country. Now Toronto is his home.
As a Muslim, Hassan has just finished observing the month of Ramadan. He fasted from sunrise until sunset, and tried to stay away from popular culture and other forms of entertainment. In many parts of the world, Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, is a national day of celebration. But in secular, non-Muslim Canada, things are a little different. We asked Hassan to keep an audio diary as he went through Ramadan, and you'll hear his reflections on today's program.
Also this week: Mary Pipher
is the author of the best-selling book, Reviving Ophelia
. This successful author and psychologist had it all together; professional respect, the ability to bring healing through her work, a long and happy marriage.
One day everything fell apart. Something in the healer broke. Mary Pipher
talks to Mary Hyne
s about what she calls her "polite breakdown", and how she came through whole on the other side. Mary Pipher's latest book is Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
. It's published by Riverhead Books.
Some of the music on Tapestry is licenced under a Creative Commons attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License.
On today's program, you heard excerpts from Eye Heart Knot
, by General Fuzz
and Klezmer Nova
by the Alexandria Kleztet
, from their album Close Enough for Klezmer
Music heard in Hassan's Ramadan Diary
:Dream of Andalusia, Before the Rain
, and After the Rain
from the CD, "In the Garden
", by Doula
by Alpha YaYa Diallo
, and Souvenir
by Mighty Popo
from the CBC recording
, African Guitar Summit