Les Amazones d’Afrique announce European summer tour

Les Amazones d'Afrique are preparing for a summer of touring across Europe, performing at a number of festivals and venues between May and August.

The African female musical collective, whose debut album République Amazone was listed in The Guardian’s Top 50 Albums of 2017, will be presenting new music and a new line-up of singers ahead of their next album, which is scheduled for release later this year.

Amongst the dates announced is a slot at Blue Dot Festival in the UK and a headline show at TivoliVredenburg in the Netherlands. See below for the full list of announced shows, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tour Dates

01 May STANS, CH, Stanser Musiktage
04 May VLIELAND, NL, Here Comes The Summer
05 May GRONINGEN, NL, Liberation Festival
06 May UTRECHT, NL, TivoliVredenburg
17 May LE BLANC MESNIL, FR, Deux Pièces Cuisine
19 Jul MACCLESFIELD, UK, Blue Dot Festival

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Featured Release

  • République Amazone

    Les Amazones d’Afrique

    Released 10 March 2017

    Les Amazones d'Afrique are an all-female collective of west African musicians campaigning for gender equality. They have been described as a supergroup, and the characterisation seems apt. Angélique Kidjo, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Doumbia, Mariam Koné, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Nneka, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné hold a strong pedigree.

By Online Editor

Main image photo credit: Karen Paulina Biswell

Published on Sun, 03 March 19

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