Headscarf and the Angry Bitch: A Review of Zehra Fazal’s Play

I recently had the opportunity to see Zehra  Fazal preform her musically-inclined comedy show titled “Headscarf and the Angry Bitch” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Her one-woman show centers on a fictional character named Zed Headscarf who tours around mosques, giving lectures in order to educate congregants about Islam through her folk songs.Her “lecture series” opened with a discussion of the most basic of topics, with Fazal defining for the audience key words such as halal and haram an … [Read more...]

Zehra Fazal’s Shock-n-Schtick

When I clicked on a link forwarded to me, I was pleasantly surprised to see a woman wearing a headscarf with a guitar in hand, an almost rare sight given some socio-communal stigmas associated with music. I was even more intrigued by the subject of the video, “The Ramadan Song”--a take on Adam Sandler's “The Hannukah Song,” with a Muslim angle, of course.The song (from her one-woman show, entitled Headscarf and the Angry Bitch) itself starts off wonderfully, borrowing the melody from the Chri … [Read more...]