Les Amazones d'Afrique at Mawazine festival in Rabat

Women singing to counter gender-based violence

15 April, 16:44

    RABAT - Eight divas of the African musical scene will be teaming up in the fight against gender-based violence during the Mawazine-Rytmes du Monde festival in Rabat, June 21-29. Les Amazones d'Afrique - among the most popular female singers on the continent, from Kandi Kouyatè to Rokia Koné, Mamani Keita, and Nneka - will be on stage during the most popular musical event in Morocco.

    The 18th edition of the festival will bring on the Bouregreg stage Soweto hip-hop with BCUC and their cocktail of Afro-Beat, electronic music with the Congolese Kokoko and the South African rapper Sho Madjozi, who sings in Swahili. Among the most eagerly-awaited is Kery James, a politically active singer who has railed against Donald Trump's US. He will probably be in Rabat at the same time as the release on Netflix of his film 'Banlieusards'.

    The film is introduced by the singer saying that ''I am not a spectator to my own life, nor am I the protagonist. I survive nightmares until my ideas become projects''. Les Amazones d'Afrique - from Mali, Benin, Nigeria and Gabon - will be performing on June 24. The closing concert will be performed by Koba LaD, a freestyler whose latest album, VII, released in late 2018, is certified gold.(ANSAmed)

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