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Bi Kidude
05-JUL-2012 Jola Dziubinska

Bi Kidude

Wroclaw, Poland

Fatuma binti Baraka aka Bi Kidude was over 100 years old on this photo.
The singer's exact date of birth is not known, but she is believed to have been born in 1910.
She was a legendary and undisputed queen of Taarab and Unyago music.
She also broke Muslim taboos by openly smoking and drinking alcohol.
Bi Kidude continued performing and touring until recently. She performed at Sauti za Busara music festival in Zanzibar in February 2013.
In 2005, Bi Kidude received the prestigious WOMEX Award for her outstanding contribution to music and culture in Zanzibar; and, in a documentary titled As Old As My Tongue by Andy Jones, she was depicted as a living legend of Zanzibar.
She died in Zanzibar on 17 April 2013.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/50s f/4.5 at 55.0mm iso1000 full exif

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Ken Duckert30-Apr-2013 11:42
What a fabulous series of photos. And what a treat to see this wonderful woman. Her vigor and energy is still so very evident. Well done.
Fred Parsons28-Apr-2013 20:41
Interesting story and nice capture
Peter Sussex28-Apr-2013 19:05
How lucky you are, fine portrait. V
Sandi Whitteker28-Apr-2013 15:08
You were so lucky to see her before her death. What a great woman. Beautiful capture, and thanks so much for adding her story.
Light_Works28-Apr-2013 11:42
Interesting image! Well done! V.
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