LES AMAZONES D'AFRIQUE
Wednesday June 1
Soul, breath and change!
MAMANI KEITA, FAFA RUFFINO, DOBET GNAHORÉ vocals FRANCK BAYA drums SALIF KONÉ guitar NADJIB BEN BELLA dj
Never before has activism been so intense! The super-collective Les Amazones d'Afrique takes the leading West African vocalists on the road in the fight against violence against women and oppression, and for equal rights. The band was starting off Mamani Keïta, Oumou Sangaré and Mariam Doumbia in Mali in 2014, but have since then involved artists from all over the continent - including Angélique Kidjo. Musically, they mix a pan-African kongotronics style with rough pop aesthetics, on stage the vocal harmonies are ultra-precise, the music ultra-funky and the message relentless. «A proud, forceful demonstration of the strength and variety of modern African music» (The Independent)