Friday Party: Papa Gaoussou Diarra

For your Friday amusment, some gender-bending song and dance with Malian singer (and comedian?) Papa Gaoussou Diarra.

Amazing to see this on Youtube. This was a huge hit in the summer in Mali in 1996. Everywhere you went, kids would yell out to skinny people, “pekele!” And fat people were “niansanfari.” As far as I know, those were totally made up words.