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Les Amazones D’Afrique campaign for gender equality

A portion of the profits from their 10 March album release on Real World Records will go towards the Panzi Foundation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Real World Records will release a new collaboration album by West African Feminist supergroup Les Amazones D’Afrique. Calling for freedom, equal rights and an end to violence towards women, the group consist of Angélique Kidjo, Kandia Kouyaté, Mamani Keita, Mariam Doumbia, Mariam Koné, Massan Coulibaly, Mouneissa Tandina, Nneka, Pamela Badjogo and Rokia Koné.

The album, called République Amazon, will raise funds for the Panzi Foundation and hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was founded in 1999 by Dr Denis Mukwege to help survivors of sexual violence. The album is produced by Doctor L, known for his work with Tony Allen and Mbongwana Star.

You can buy the record from 10 March via Real World. Or you can donate direct via Indigogo.