Les Amazones D Afrique

Les Amazones D Afrique

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Les Amazones d’Afrique are back with new single “Amazones Power” 3rd May 2019 Real World Records. The all-female collective of West African musicians made a huge impact with their 2017 debut
album, “République Amazone”. Singing out against gender inequality, Les Amazones d’Afrique believe that music has the potential to be a weapon against the systematic disempowerment of
women across Africa and beyond. Les Amazones in 2019 features some new faces, but the message remains loud and clear: Violence against women must stop. Women must be able to realise their potential and not be
held back by the dominant patriarchy. “Amazones Power” tackles these issues head on. “Never again, silence, violence. I want to live and to be free.” Three generations of women sing out in unison, calling for a future without the threat of female
genital mutilation (FGM), sexual violence, lack of education and forced marriage. Women should be able to express their anger. Things must change. Les Amazones d’Afrique recognise the need for women to support and respect their fellow
women. The majority of FGM is carried out by women to young girls – not because they wish to inflict cruelty upon the younger generation, but because they feel duty bound to uphold the
cultural traditions. Girls and women who avoid “the cut” – choosing instead to pursue education– will face immense pressure from fellow women, and will be seen as a bad example; a woman
who has shown disrespect for her family and commun


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Dates


Date Venue Country
01.05.2019 Stans, Stanser Musiktage Switzerland
04.05.2019 Vlieland, Here comes the summer Netherlands
05.05.2019 Groningen, Liberation Festival Netherlands
06.05.2019 Utrecht, Tivoli Netherlands
10.05.2019 Lublin, CODES Festival Poland
17.05.2019 Le Blanc Mesnil, 2 Pièces Cuisine France
08.06.2019 Dijon, Festival Vyv France
15.06.2019 Chiasso, Festate Switzerland
24.06.2019 Rabat, Festival Mawazine Morrocco
28.06.2019 Brussels, Couleur Café Belgium
13.07.2019 Berlin, Wassermusik Germany
16.07.2019 Malmö, Sommarscen Sweden
17.07.2019 Oldenburg, Kultursommer Germany
19.07.2019 Chestchire, Bluedot Festival United Kingdom
08.08.2019 Venlo, Zomerparkfeest United Kingdom
17.08.2019 St Raphael, Afric'Art Festival France
25.08.2019 Northamptonshire, Shambala United Kingdom
26.08.2019 Boughton House Greenbelt, United Kingdom
20.09.2019 Briançon, Théâtre du Briançonais France
05.10.2019 Privas, Théâtre France


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