Legendary Tanzanian Musician Bi Kidude Dies

Veteran classical Taarab singer Fatuma Binti Baraka, popularly known as Bi Kidude, has died in Zanzibar.

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  • Tanzania:  'Bi Kidude' Dies in Zanzibar

    Tanzania Daily News, 17 April 2013

    THE icon of Taarab music in Tanzania, Fatuma binti Baraka alia 'Bi Kidude' has died after battling sickness for almost one year, the Zanzibar Speaker of the House of ... read more »

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  • Tanzania:  MPs Want Govt to Help Ailing 'Bi Kidude'

    Tanzania Daily News, 9 April 2013

    THE Zanzibar Minister for Information, Tourism, Culture and Sports, Said Ali Mbarouk, confirmed yesterday that the famous Tarab Music singer, Fatma Binti Baraka, famous 'Bi ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Sauti Za Busara Announce to Part Ways With 'Bi Kidude'

    Tanzania Daily News, 9 November 2012

    BUSARA Promotions of Zanzibar announced to have discarded legendary Taarab singer Fatuma Baraka, alias 'Bi Kidude', amid controversy over money fetched by the singer through ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Maalim Seif Visits Sick Bi Kidude

    Tanzania Daily News, 20 August 2012

    ZANZIBAR First Vice President Seif Sharif Hamad, on Saturday, visited to comfort the prestigious WOMEX award winner Fatuma binti Baraka (aka Bi Kidude), who has been sick for ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Ingratitude - Neglecting Bi Kidude Reveals Who We Are (column)

    Tanzania Daily News, 18 August 2012

    EVEN when on stage, performing vigorously and electrifying the audience with her rare talent, Fatuma binti Baraka was admittedly, a highly worrisome case to a caring soul. There ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Bi Kidude Lights Up Sauti Festival in Zanzibar

    The Nation, 17 February 2012

    Two elderly women with a combined age of nearly 170 years grabbed the headlines during this year's Sauti za Busara Festival that ended at Old Fort in Zanzibar last weekend. read more »