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Angélique Kidjo

Born: Jul 14, 1960 in Ouidah, Benin
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Genre: World, Other, Jazz
Biography: Afro-funk, reggae, samba, salsa, gospel, jazz, Zairean rhumba, zouk, and makossa are combined through the music of soulful Benin-born, Paris-based vocalist Angélique Kidjo. Since the release of her self-produced debut solo album, Pretty, in 1988, Kidjo has been embraced by the international press. Her ...Read full biography
Released: 1991
Label: Mango
Critics' Rating:
State-of-the-art production and mainstreamed African dance beats are poised to propel this talented singer from Benin to international pop stardom. Branford Marsalis, Ray Lema, and Manu Dibango contribute. ...Read full review
Released: 2014
Label: 429 Records
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Eve is Beninese singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo's first recording in nearly four years. Its title is inspired literally by her mother Yvonne's nickname, and metaphorically for the Judeo-Christian heritage's ...Read full review
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