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Les Amazones d'Afrique have just released a new video for 'Mansa Soyari', featuring Rokia Kone on lead vocals.
'Mansa Soyari' is a song about women. About African women seizing opportunity. Women's strength. Women's freedom. Women fighting for education. Loosely translated as kingdom in movement, the song refers an African queen from the past, when women held great power in Africa.
Rokia urges women to take more responsibility and not to stay in the shadows. Look to the powerful women in history who headed kingdoms, who led the way as activists and advocates for women's rights - these women are an inspiration for today.
Directed by Amandine Le Roy the video was filmed in Mali's capital, Bamako, and juxtaposes Rokia performing in a city nightclub, with her at home, surrounded by family members. In the club, she performs with wild abandon - giving her heart and soul to the song. At home, she is seated, dressed in traditional clothing, but still radiates the positivity of a young, modern African woman sending the message of equality and opportunity.