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Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo Tells Her Story And Africa’s In New Album And Book

April 23, 2014 - Angelique Kidjo is a musical superstar from Benin, West Africa. Since her album Logozo in 1991 she has energized stages around the globe. Now living in Brooklyn, she has a couple of new projects to talk about with us today along with her live performance from the stage of World Cafe Live.

She has a new album Eve dedicated to the women of Africa. It includes music for her mother whose work in theater inspired Angelique to perform. She'll talk about her ongoing work with UNICEF and the overwhelming problems confronting the women of the African continent.

Angelique also has a new autobiography called Spirit Rising that traces her remarkable life from Benin to Paris where she was signed by Chris Blackwell to Island Records. As fascinating as her story is, what she is doing today is equally as inspiring.

Session Setlist BOMBA

Recent Release: Eve
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Label: 429 Records