Thursday, March 08, 2012

Sarabah: Tales from the Flipside of Paradise

"I don't often have the opportunity to write about a film that combines world music and social activism as closely as Sarabah. ... It is the story of Fatou Mandiang Diatta, dba Sister Fa. Fatou is a driven woman. She was driven to rise to being one of the most recognized rappers in her homeland of Senegal, and now she is driven to stop the practice of Female Genital Cutting. ... Her music tour to put an end to this custom is the subject of the film, and it leaves few people unmoved. ... I had heard Sister Fa's music on her excellent CD Tales from the Flipside of Paradise on Piranha records" (Michal Shapiro, "Sarabah: A Female Rapper Wrestles with a Taboo Subject," Huffington Post, 1/11/12).

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