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Angelique Kidjo and Yemi Alade release “dignity”
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Angelique Kidjo and Yemi Alade release “dignity”

The Beninese diva has teamed up with the Nigerian singer to speak out against injustice on “Dignity.” Angelique Kidjo is one of today’s greatest African icons. Praised by many media outlets, from the BBC to […]

Against Covid-19, Angélique Kidjo covers Miriam Makeba’s “Pata Pata”
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Against Covid‑19, Angélique Kidjo covers Miriam Makeba’s “Pata Pata”

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that is hitting the world, Angélique Kidjo joins forces with UNICEF and sings “No Pata Pata”, a cover of Miriam Makeba’s worldwide hit “Pata Pata”. We dance, but […]

Angélique Kidjo dedicates her fourth Grammy to Burna Boy
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Angélique Kidjo dedicates her fourth Grammy to Burna Boy

As the world hear about the sad passing of former NBA star Kobe Bryant, the prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony was held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the player’s home. Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo […]

Hackney Colliery Band return with a collaborative album featuring Angelique Kidjo and Mulatu Astatke amongst others
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Hackney Colliery Band return with a collaborative album featuring Angelique Kidjo and Mulatu Astatke amongst others

After the stunning success of their critically-acclaimed third album Sharpener, London’s brass juggernauts Hackney Colliery Band blaze back onto the scene with their first collaborative album, ushering in a whole new era for the band. […]

Angélique Kidjo pays tribute to Cuban icon Celia Cruz in her new album
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Angélique Kidjo pays tribute to Cuban icon Celia Cruz in her new album

In Celia, her new album to be released on April 19th, Beninese singer explores the African roots of the ‘Cuban Queen’ of Salsa. Throughout her career, Angelique Kidjo has focused on extracting and highlighting the African roots underlying notable artists’ […]

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Awori and Twani, at the service of her majesty Ranavalona III
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Awori and Twani, at the service of her majesty Ranavalona III

Alternating between sumptuous melodies and driving, impactful rap, Awori has joined forces with Twani, a beatmaker from Lyon, for an album as politically-engaged as it is sensitive. Ranavalona, pays tribute to the last Malagasy queen, and establishes her place in the pan-African pantheon of defiant women.

Nigerian newcomer Bryann is ready to take off
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Nigerian newcomer Bryann is ready to take off

On February 26, the Festac-born artist released his first single, “Longé,” a term he coined to encompass the frenetic dance his rhythms induced on the ILÉKÉ EP. Supported by Spax, the famous producer who worked […]

Amen Viana, the globe-trotter of Togolese music releases single
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Amen Viana, the globe‑trotter of Togolese music releases single

In his new single “Brother Remix,” a resolutely pan-African track, Amen Viana dazzles us with positive vibes from Guadeloupe, Switzerland and Togo. Accompanied by the Togolese King Mensah, the Guadeloupeans Florence Naprix and Stefan Filey, […]