Have you ever heard of an all female band from a sharia ruled country? We didn't. But here they are! Eleven women living in the capital of Sudan. Singing for change. Their name is Salute yal Bannot which means Respect to the girls!
'Salute yal Bannot' is an all female Sudanese girl music band that is using music to advocate for womens' rights. Their songs are inspired by the struggles women are facing around the world.
Huguette Tolinga started to play the drums when she was just seven years old - against the wishes of her family. Drums in Kinshasa are widely considered a "man's Business".
Ruben Binam's passion is music. Like most Cameroonian musicians, he is facing the challenge of making a living, as music is mostly sold on counterfeited disks. As a producer he has found ways to distribute music legally.
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines music and dance. It's now making inroads in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Yannick de Wouters even offers free Capoeira training courses for street children.
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