Les Amazones d’Afrique

‘This ought to be on your radar scream’ the press folk, indeed it should be on our radar and more’s the point indeed it is on our radar, this is quite magnificent, from Les Amazones d’Afrique and featuring Rokia Koné, Mamani Keita and Nneka, ‘I play the Kora’ is the political voice of West African women standing up against their male oppressors. The title of the track is a deliberately specific metaphor referring to the flute like instrument on allowed to be played by men in the region, the track itself taken from a full length “République Amazone” produced by Doctor L the same dude behind that frankly out there Mbongwana Stars set from a few years ago, this slice of sublime cool is a stirring Afrobeat spiritual oozed with snaking transcendental jazz charms that recall principally Youssou N’Dour – in short will blow your mind.

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