LISTEN: Music In Africa celebrates International Women's Day

Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day – a day that reflects on the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women throughout history. From an African music perspective, we use this day to pay homage to some of the continent's top female musicians.

Zonke is among the best female musicians in Africa. Photo: Sowetan
Zonke is among the best female musicians in Africa. Photo: Sowetan

We celebrate this day with you, ladies. Thank you for the beautiful songs.

Here are eight of the best for the 8th of March:

Vanessa Mdee (Kenya)

 

Nneka (Nigeia)

 

Souad Massi (Algeria)

 

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

 

Rokia Traoré (Mali)

 

Angélique Kidjo (Benin)

 

Zonke (South Africa)

 

Lira (South Africa)

 

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