Song of the Week: “Kurunba” by Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee


Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee – “Kurunba”

For the first single from her upcoming debut album BAMANAN, Mali’s Rokia Koné collaborates with Irish producer/remixer Jacknife Lee.  While musically exuberant and danceable, “Kurunba” deals with serious issues of women’s rights in patriarchal societies where women passed the age of child-rearing face exclusion. Koné previously performed with the supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique which focused on gender equality.