Les Amazones d’Afrique – A funky feminist collective

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Les Amazones d’Afrique is a collective of ten female performers, made up of international stars, local legends and upcoming talents.

By: DAAF BORREN

Blended with some serious African rhythms, the women’s band turns out to be a remarkable and successful cocktail. Through their music, the funky feminist group – consisting of Angélique Kidjo, Mariam Doumbia, Nneka, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Koné, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné – advocates for gender equality. The song ‘I Play the Kora’ for instance, was written for the Panzi Foundation, which helps survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Real World Records: “Les Amazones d’Afrique have decided to use music as their weapon in an attempt to address the mentalities that continue to perpetuate disempowerment.”

Find out more about their compelling story and admirable mission, and get carried away by some of their amazing songs.

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