Great choreography for the music video of Les Amazones d’Afrique’s “Dombolo”.
The first all-female supergroup of West Africa, the collective Les Amazones d’Afrique brings together musicians fighting violence against women. Whether they are undisputed stars or well-kept secrets, the musicians involved in this project are all among the most acclaimed voices in West African music: Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Rokia Koné, Mariam Koné, Aminata Danté, Nneka, Angélique Kidjo and Mariam Doumbia. The collective elegantly mixes generations and energies and perpetuates the Mandingo tradition by giving it the power of African megacities.
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An “All-Star” you might think. Yes, but not only that. Inspired by the formidable and mysterious warriors of Dahomey, the greatest Malian singers and musicians of the moment come together to fight against violence towards women.
Dombolo is an afrofuturistic track where Angélique Kidjo sings women’s beauty and strenght on synthetic and granular melodies. The music video is directed by Amandine Le Roy highlights Princess Madoki’s choreography. We can see strong messages like “We are the women”, “Women are the forces who have built the land of the ancestors”, “Today is the reunion all women who want to work together for the future “…
Listen/buy: Les Amazones d’Afrique, République Amazone