Les Amazones de Guinée are an all-woman band from Guinea, west Africa. Formed in 1961, only three years after Guinea gained independence, the group is strongly identified with Guinean national pride and all of its members are also officers in the Gendarmerie (internal security force). Led by Haba Niepo "La Reine," the group tours extensively. The Amazones have had as many as 15 or 20 members at one time, and individual members have also had recording careers — notably Sona Diabate, Condette Kouyate, and M'mah Sylla. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.