Antoinette Konan is a singer, composer, percussionist and women's rights activist who is music industry royalty in Ivory Coast. She has been a household name for decades now because of her modern approach to Baoulé traditional music and advocacy on behalf of female musicians in Cote d'Ivoire. It makes sense that Antoinette Konan’s eponymous album features nothing more than her ahoko on the cover. The deceptively simple traditional percussion instrument transformed Ivory Coast’s Baoulé music scene when Konan deployed it against a roaring electrified backdrop of synth, bass guitar and drum machines. Released in 1986, the album is a veritable UFO of instrumental force and contemporary pop sensibility landing in a boiling pot of diverse, creative characters inhabiting Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire).