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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: Mercury
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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
Djin Djin
Released: 2007
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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Coming full circle, Angelique Kidjo returns to her Beninese roots for the star-studded Djin Djin album, whose title, which loosely translates as Seize the Day, aptly sums up the set and its themes. Djin ...Read full review