Kaay Fi / Come Here

Director: Zapo Babilée
Country: France / Senegal
Year: 2009
Running Time: 52 min.
Language: Wolof and French

kaay fi

Kaay Fi is a documentary about the sabar – a form of percussion instrument made of wood and the dance that is bound to it. The film was shot with the famous family of griots, the Fayes. Kaay Fi (literally: “Come here!”) is a look at the world of the sabar and the griots. Shot for the most part at “rue 23” – the inter-generational house of the Faye family. Family life revolves around the sabar. Every event in the life of the Senegalese is accompanied by the rhythm of the sabar.

About the Director

Zapo Babilée

zapobabileeBiography: Zapo Babilée is a French dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. In 2006, she went to Senegal to film the sabar dances. Her film about this subject, Kaay fi, was released in 2009. She is the wife of the late dancer, choreographer and actor Jean Babilée.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Kaay Fi [Come Here] (2010).

Kaay Fi [Come Here] (2009).