OkayAfrica premieres Les Amazones d'Afrique's life-affirming set at LGW17Fri Feb 23rd
The West African collective of Les Amazones d'Afrique performed live at Le Guess Who? 2017, with Mamani Keita, Rokia Koné, and Kandia Kouyate as lead singers. Now, OkayAfrica premieres the recordings of this life-affirming set, dedicated to all women across the world suffering from violence. Listen below:
Les Amazones d’Afrique are a gathering of some of the strongest artistic voices of West-Africa campaigning for gender equality. These musicians and vocalists have joined together to create a force powerful enough to tear through the walls of oppression, patriarchy and disempowerment.
Not only that: Les Amazones d'Afrique is a representation of the sheer diversity of Africa and all its communal voices. Being a so-called ‘super-group’ isn’t even what’s most special here: this is life changing, vital and infectious music.
Recorded by Marc Broer at Le Guess Who? 2017 on Sunday, 12 November. Recordings made in cooperation with VPRO / Vrije Geluiden.
Photography by Melanie Marsman.