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Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee: ‘Kurunba’
Here’s a great example of the power music has to raise awareness… A member of the feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique, Rokia Koné, and uber-producer Jacknife Lee co-create an album with purpose. On their song “Kurunba,” Koné denounces the customs of exclusion and diminishment faced by women after having raised their husband’s children in patriarchal society.
Nick Cave: Jesus Alone
Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs.