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Les Amazones d'Afrique

“We are sick of seeing women suffer because of violence. In the family, in the war zones. We want it to stop,” say Les Amazones d’Afrique.

This group of female artists from West Africa includes Angélique Kidjo, Nneka, Kandia Kouyaté, Mariam Doumbia of Amadou & Mariam and more.

Together, they sing against gender inequality in their region, having a mixture of African funk, blues, and rock as the background for their chants.

Every song from their debut album “République Amazone” could be mentioned on this list. But here’s a mesmerizing dub single “I Play the Kora”, which refers to the the historically male-only instrument – not anymore though.

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