Society of Sound: Les Amazones d’Afrique

The January 2018 release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound is the debut album by Les Amazones d'Afrique. Originally released on Real World Records last year, the album 'République Amazone', features Angélique Kidjo, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Doumbia, Mariam Koné, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Nneka, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné - an all-female collective of west African musicians, campaigning for gender equality.

Barack Obama chose a track from the album La Dame et Ses Valises as one of his favourite songs of 2017.

Running on funk and blues with dabs of dub; ancient rhythms blending seamlessly with their western appropriated cousins, Les Amazones d’Afrique sound like an aural actuation of the new melting pot cities of the African continent.

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  • 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.
  • Les Amazones d’Afrique

    Benin, Gabon, Mali, Nigeria

    Les Amazones d'Afrique are an all-female collective of west African musicians campaigning for gender equality.

By Oran Mullan

Published on Thu, 18 January 18

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