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02-JUL-2010 Jola Dziubinska

Bi Kidude

Wroclaw, Poland

Bi Kidude is a Zanzibari Taarab singer. She’s said to be 105 years old, she began singing in the 1920s and now is considered the undisputed queen of Taarab and Unyago music.
At the same time she continually couses controversy, her behaviour challenging perceptions of the role of women in a Muslim society.
Her most controversial performances (Unyago ritual) include the educational tours that she takes where she prepares young women for their transition through puberty and shows the training a young girl might receive before marriage, or the calls to independence of spirit that she continues to express freely.
Bi Kidude speaks her mind and lives by her own rules. To see a hundred-something year old Muslim woman drink, smoke, dance and drum is a unique experience.
She also challenges our perception of age as she changes from a wrinkled granny into a vital shining star. Her warmth, strength and humour shines through.

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Konrad Busslinger18-Apr-2013 19:56
Excellent shot indeed. Great Portrait!
godro18-Apr-2013 17:42
I like it!
Carol How18-Apr-2013 17:32
Fabulous portrait! V
Zoltán Balogh18-Apr-2013 07:32
Excellent portrait capture! V
Guest 08-Jul-2010 21:56
Jola; thanks so much for sharing the musical and cultural talents that you see in Europe, and that we in the US never, if ever, get to see. You are not only one of my favorite photographers, you're also one of my 'windows' on what's current and what's happening in Europe. Vote, Lee
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)08-Jul-2010 21:02
A great and unique capture.Vote!
PauloCGama08-Jul-2010 19:53
Unique, priceless and wise expression. Love the use of available stage lightning & details. VV
BleuEvanescence08-Jul-2010 19:52
Indeed...another excellent shot of that wonderful artist!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography08-Jul-2010 19:35
Excellent shot, Vote.
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