Princess Fatu Gayflor
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Fatu Gayflor started to sing in her home village of Kakata, in northwestern Liberia. Her mother sang around the home, and "when she was happy" and Fatu became a singer early. A member of the Lorma ethnic group, she was instructed in ritual and songs, and in playing the sasa (sekere), as part of the Sande society as a young girl. In 1978, a woman from the Liberian National Cultural Troupe (a dance and music performance ensemble), touring the country to find new talent, was impressed with the 12-year-old Fatu and recruited her to come to Keneja...
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