As Old As My Tongue: The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude (2007)

Biography / 1h6m / Feature / Documentary

Synopsis

Winner of multiple awards at international film festivals, As Old As My Tongue is an intimate portrait of living legend Bi Kidude, probably the oldest singer on the world stage today. Her home island of Zanzibar has long been a meeting point for black African and Arabic influence, finding its most potent expression in the island's music. Bi Kidude beguiles audiences wherever she travels but domestically she continually courts controversy, her behaviour challenging perceptions of the role of women in a Muslim society. Her home island of Zanzibar has long been a meeting point for black African and Arabic influence, finding its most potent expression in the island's music. Bi Kidude beguiles audiences wherever she travels but domestically she continually courts controversy, her behaviour challenging perceptions of the role of women in a Muslim society.

Directed by Andy Jones

Info

Languages
Swahili
English Subtitles
Location
Tanzania
Produced
Tanzania, United Kingdom
Regions
East Africa