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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 3:06pm
As Old as My Tongue: The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude, presented in conjunction with MusicFilmWeb

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Saturday, April 18th at 2:00 pm
When world music took off in the West, one of its most remarkable "discoveries" was the Zanzibar Taarab singer Fatma binti Baraka, better known as Bi Kidude. Well into her 80s (or maybe beyond) when she was ushered onto the global stage, Kidude was a rebel rocker of the old school, a smoker, drinker, and drummer who broke taboos for Muslim women and presided over sexual-initiation ceremonies for brides-to-be. This 2006 portrait - screening with Jones' brand new follow-up I Shot Bi Kidude - is a fiercely entertaining look at Kidude's life and music and the many myths that grew up around her.



Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:06pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

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