About Angélique Kidjo
Inhale and voice rips a piece of the sky. On stage, he can turn into a dragon even greater than Tina Turner. With Afropop, rhythm’n’blues, soul, jazz or reggae juggles that of the other singers ready to burst with rage. And when Angelique Kidjo wants to do, that house will fall, will command great band ready to grab at a concert during the bottom of the forces, and he really goes down.
"We live in a time with a strong sense of community. I understand that, but I doubt that it is ideal. Therefore, it has music by breaking boundaries and recognize that it is difficult to conclude to one style. You know, life is too short for me to do always one and the same music. Bored me to death. I’m not the type of person, "says Angelique Kidjo singing in four languages.
This stems from the fact that their albums and performances Toni Visconti or Bill Laswell host Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Branford Marsalis, Alicia Keys, Vampire Weekend, Josh Groban, Jess Stone and Dianne Reeves. Significant African musicians to mention. And this album the singer’s Eve adorned with Dr. John and New York Kronos Quartet. In January, had its world premiere twenty minute, in the Yoruba language Angelique sung the song Ife, which according to her traditional Benin legend Philip Glass composed and had to escort Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Angelique Kidjo received Grammy nominations for her and many other, equally luminous, award-winning line count. Forbes Magazine singer and philanthropist ranked fourth in forty African celebrities, Time fit the largest African wonder with a similar effect, what has become her friend Oprah Winfrey. This refers to the world’s presidents since 2002, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is working with Oxfam and founded Batonga Foundation, the Foundation for the education of African girls.
When the foreword to her recent autobiography Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music former U.S. president Bill Clinton wrote that “the only thing bigger than her voice is her heart” was not a slap in the wind. Čtyřiapadesátiletá singer and activist for West Africa is indeed a huge artistic and moral authority, which best represents the respectful title of New Mama Africa – the immortal and ambasadorce South African singer Miriam Makeba black continent. With the famous love song Malaika, because the concerts Angelique Kidjo recollection of Boney M: always belonged to the gems of the repertoire of Miriam Makeba.