République Amazone released today

The critically acclaimed debut album by Les Amazones d'Afrique is released today.

The all-female collective of west African musicians features Angélique Kidjo, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Doumbia, Mariam Koné, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Nneka, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné.

The album is a blend of modern west African music, with production from Liam Farrell (Mbongwana Star) and a strong campaigning message for gender equality.

République Amazone is available on CD and coloured vinyl LP as well as to download and stream from the usual outlets.

  • 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

Published on Fri, 10 March 17

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