Brighton Festival 2018Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

2018
Past Festivals

Past Event

Les Amazones d’Afrique

West Africa's first all-female super group has formed in the fight against violence towards women. This incredible collective of female stars are singing out against gender inequality over a soundtrack of funk, blues and dub.

Inspired by the formidable warriors of Dahomey, Les Amazones d’Afrique elegantly combine the Mandingo tradition with the power of today’s African megacities. This collective features some of the greatest Malian musicians of the moment: Mamani Keita, Rokia Koné, Mariam Doumbia, Awa Singho and Mariam Koné.

Fighting for freedom, for being female and for being a musician, these divas will break the chains and steal your heart.

Read The Guardian's **** review of République Amazone: ''The album is a love letter to men’: meet feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique'

Year
2018
When
Thu 24 May, starts 7.30pm

DJ: Yes Mel, the vibrant eclectic Selecta, bringing cutting edge sounds from around the globe. Playing in the bar / foyer from 6.45pm

Performance lasts for 75mins without an interval
Tickets
£10, £15, £18.50 Under 26’s £15*
Festival Standby £10*