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Les Amazones d'Afrique are an all-female collective of West African musicians, campaigning for gender equality. Angelique Kidjo, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Doumbia (Manadou and Mariam), Mariam Koné, Mouneissa Tandina, Nneka, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné hold a strong pedigree and this is a rare collaboration. Running on funk and blues with dabs of dub; ancient rhythms blending with their Western appropriated cousins, Les Amazones d'Afrique sound like an aural actuation of the new melting pot cities in Africa.

Wah wah guitars, distorted thumb piano, dreamy chords and soulful singing over a pneumatic beat give way to the kind of Afrobeat best heard as the dawn rises in a muddy festival field. Liam Farrell (aka Doctor L - Tony Allen, Mbongwana Star) had a firm hand in leading the edgy, industrial feel to the production. Les Amazones d'Afrique fight inequality and violence towards women and support The Panzi Foundation, who treat women with gynaecological injuries in the Democratic Republic Of Congo. For fans of Amadou and Mariam, Sidiki Diabaté, Tony Allen, Oumou Sangaré, Fatoumata Diawara, Rokia Traoré, Ali Farka Touré, Mbongwana Star, Staff Benda Bilili.

Tracklisting

  • Dombolo
  • Mansa Soyari
  • Doona
  • La Dame et Ses Valises
  • I Play The Kora
  • Anisokoma
  • Deep In Love
  • Nebao
  • Desert Storm
Changed Giver - RSD 2024
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Embarrassment - RSD 2024
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Nirvana
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Come Away With ESG
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Chutes Too Narrow
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Thirteen
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Blue Banisters
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Cryosleep
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No Singles
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Harry Pussy
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Liquid Skin
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The Age Of Quarrel
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Ace of Spades
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Harmony Corruption
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Howl
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The Age Of Nero
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Stop The Bleeding
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Now, Diabolical
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Ocean Rain
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The Versions
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Life On The Road
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Night Pillers
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Hotel Aporia
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Floor It!!!
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Tim
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The Old Magic
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Remember This
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Extreme Witchcraft
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The Apple Drop
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