14 August 2017
It seems awkward that being man or woman could basically determine your whole life. In the same way being born in one continent or another has the same impact; having to stay silent, and everybody knows when something is silenced it no longer exists. That’s why it seems woman in Africa doesn’t exist. The writer and journalist Sagrario Luna, who wrote one of the most complete biographies about Fela Kuti (“Fela Kuti, espíritu indómito”), gives voice to all these women at the Rototom Sunsplash AfricanVillage. DJ Floro, also known as “DJ sin fronteras” (DJ without Borders), goes with her.
Sagrario Luna gives a complete summary through history of feminism in Africa and speaks up for it. She talks about various women who, in some way, have helped to give visibility to women and her fight for feminism, a fight for women liberation and vindication. She explains how music, especially hip hop, has been used to show the identity of African women, a story about activism and fight, mainly unknown, which Sagrario Luna has shared with the public of #celebratingafrica. While Sagrario Luna brought back those women identity, DJ Floro has placed the public with their music.