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Special guest: Singer Sia Tolno.

Sia Tolno was born1975 in Gueckedou in Guinea, Geopolitical this ravaged area had eleven years of civil war, from 1991 to 2002, because of the"blood diamonds", which were taken by warlords. 

Sia Tolno has long wanted to "seize the Afrobeat, an expression of anger music, which is at the height of what I mean." 

For her previous two albums, Eh Sanga and My Life (RFI Award 2011), she worked with Guinean guitarist Kante Manfila (a former Ambassadors Salif Keita) first, then Mamadou Camara, guitarist veteran of orchestra Kaloum Star.

Sia Tolno advocate for women. "They have a place in Africa today," she said, using the example of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize, which governs Liberia since 2006. "For us, family, husband, children, a belief, it is important. You have to respect it to better denounce the scourge of female circumcision. So I say without aggression, "it must cut anything." Or I talk to women so they no longer tolerate humiliating marriage, but respecting their values. "

The album African Woman denounces the machismo (Manu), the imbecility of the warlords (Rebel Leader) and police corruption (African Police). It promotes education of women, inevitably powerful (Waka Waka Woman), against excision (Kekeleh). She also tells the tragic story of Koita and Fode Tounkara Yaguine, two teenagers prospective migrants found dead in the landing gear of the flight 520 of Sabena in 1999. Idjo Weh is devoted to youth "which is locked in Africa, wedged between parental influence and social structures. You can not be master of yourself, because there is always someone better equipped than you, and this generates violence, rebellion, and all sortesde traffic. " 

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