Angelique Kidjo

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 In the world of international music the name of the Beninoise superstar Angélique Kidjo ranks high in the consciousness and affections of music lovers with a career spanning four decades to date.  Her latest album "Oyo" (Sept 2010) features collaborations with John Legend and Bono (both on a reworking of Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up", as well as Diana Reeves and Roy Hargrove.

"Born in Benin (West Africa), Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine and the moniker speaks accurately to the singular career and life she has forged.

Like Miriam Makeba was before her, Kidjo is the continent's most internationally celebrated female musical exponent. . Her repertoire includes collaborations with various recording artists such as Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Branford Marsalis, Joss Stone, and many more.

Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy; by promoting education for girls in Africa through her foundation, Batonga and as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Kidjo travels the world to inspire and empower."

Now based in New York, Angelique is currently preparing to headline the Carnegie Hall for the first time as part of its 2010-2011 “Around the Globe” concert series.  Kidjo will present “The Sound of the Drum,” (Thursday, November 11, 2010), a tribute to the African roots of the music of the Americas. Joining Kidjo for this historic event will be legends Youssou N’Dour, Omara Portuondo, Dianne Reeves and more guests to be announced. 

Albums by this Artist

Management Details

Red Light Management
Kevin Morris
Summer Gamble

Vector Management
Jack Rovner

International Music Network
Todd Walker

V.O. Music
Fred Gluzman