Kaay Fi / Come Here

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

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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.