Videos » Les Amazones d'Afrique - I Play The Kora (feat. Rokia Koné, Mamani Keita, Nneka, Mariam Doumbia)

'I Play The Kora' feat. Rokia Koné, Mamani Keita, Nneka, Kandia Kouyate and Mariam Doumbia is taken from the new album by Les Amazones d'Afrique entitled 'République Amazone' out now on Real World Records. 'I Play The Kora' is available to download and stream now: iTunes - Spotify - Apple Music - 'République Amazone' is out now on Real World Records: Real World: Amazon: iTunes: Spotify: Apple Music: 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, and it’s a rare opportunity to witness such a collaboration; the real sound of contemporary Africa. The album showcases the sparkling range and versatility of its songstresses. 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. Profits from the sale of the track 'I Play The Kora' will be donated to The Panzi Foundation, led by Doctor Mukwege in Bukavu (DRC), which has provided healing support to more than 80,000 women, nearly 50,000 of whom are victims of sexualised violence. Les Amazones d'Afrique have started a crowdfunding campaign to help finance the work of The Panzi Foundation, donate through:
7th Mar 2017, 2:30pm
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