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Angélique Kidjo scores her 5th Grammy
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Angélique Kidjo scores her 5th Grammy

The Beninese diva wins the most prestigious American music award for the fifth time thanks to her album Mother Nature, released in 2021. “We are all Africans!” This is how the Beninese diva concluded her […]

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 […]

The best of 2019: halftime edition
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The best of 2019: halftime edition

As we reach the midway point of 2019, here is a top 60 of the year’s best albums so far. Graphic Illustration by Julie Jargeais This first half of the year has been a very fruitful year for […]

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6 albums you need to hear this week
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6 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: Queen B releases a surprise live album, Angélique Kidjo dedicates her album to iconic Celia Cruz and Simi rolls out a new release. More below. Beyoncé Homecoming  Following the release of the HOMECOMING […]

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’ […]