Society of Sound: Les Amazones d’Afrique

Les Amazones d’Afrique

This month’s 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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More info on Les Amazones d’Afrique on the Real World Records website