Angelique Kidjo

Benin
Vocal Pop African
Angelique Kidjo

Four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today, a creative force with thirteen albums to her name. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". The BBC has included her in its list of the continent's 50 most iconic figures, and in 2011 The Guardian listed her as one of their Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World. Forbes Magazine has ranked Angelique as the first woman in their list of the Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa. She is the recent recipient of the prestigious 2015 Crystal Award given by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the 2016 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award.

As a performer, her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders. Kidjo has cross-pollinated the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.

Her star-studded album DJIN DJIN won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Album in 2008, and her album OYO was nominated for the same award in 2011. In January 2014 Angélique’s first book, a memoir titled Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music (Harper Collins) and her twelfth album, EVE (Savoy/429 Records), were released to critical acclaim. EVE later went on to win the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album in 2015, and her historic, orchestral album SINGS with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg (Savoy/429 Records) won a Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2016.

Angelique has gone on to perform this genre-bending work with several international orchestras and symphonies including the Bruckner Orchestra, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Philharmonie de Paris. In addition to performing this new orchestral concert, Angelique continues to tour globally performing the high-energy concert she’s become famous for with her four-piece band. Her rousing live show was recently captured at the revered Austin City Limits and made its television debut in January 2016.

Angelique also travels the world advocating on behalf of children in her capacity as a UNICEF and OXFAM goodwill Ambassador. She created her own charitable foundation, Batonga, dedicated to support the education of young girls in Africa. She sings « Blewu » in front of 70 presidents under the Arc de Triomphe on November 11, 2018, on the occasion of the centenary commemoration ceremony of the Armistice of the First World War, tribute to African soldiers.

In 2020 she won a Grammy award once more for her album CELIA (Universal Music France).

Tourdates

Videos
  • Angelique Kidjo - Toro Mata - Arte Les Concerts Volants
    Angelique Kidjo - Toro Mata - Arte Les Concerts Volants
  • Angelique Kidjo - Sahara - Tribute to Celia Cruz - Arte Les Concerts Volants
    Angelique Kidjo - Sahara - Tribute to Celia Cruz - Arte Les Concerts Volants
  • Angelique Kidjo ’s CELIA CRUZ Tribute with Pedrito Martinez
    Angelique Kidjo ’s CELIA CRUZ Tribute with Pedrito Martinez
  • ÉMOTION avec l'interprétation de Blewu par Angélique Kidjo -  Centenaire de l'Armistice de 1918
    ÉMOTION avec l'interprétation de Blewu par Angélique Kidjo - Centenaire de l'Armistice de 1918
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Press
"Magnificent African reinvention of salsa" "A powerful singer famed for mixing African material, including songs by her heroine Miriam Makeba, with old favourites by anyone from Bob Marley to Sam Cooke."
The Guardian, 04.19.2019
"Angélique Kidjo versteht sich auf die Kunst, ihre eigene Hingabe zur Musik und ihre positive Energie auf ihr Publikum zu übertragen. Beseelt und mit lächelnden Gesichtern gingen ihre Zuhörer an diesem lauen Sommerabend nach Hause."
Ostthüringer Zeitung
"Her spirit is irrepressible, and she brings life to everything she touches. Let her music touch your soul. Let her spirit fill you with life."
Peter Gabriel
Discography
Celia
Celia
2019
Universal Music France
Remain in Light
Remain in Light
2018
Kravenworks Records
Sings
Sings
2015
429 Records
Eve
Eve
2014
Universal
Spirit Rising
Spirit Rising
2012
Razor & Tie
ÕŸÖ
ÕŸÖ
2010
Razor & Tie
Djin Djin
Djin Djin
2007
Razor & Tie
Oyaya!
Oyaya!
2004
Sony Legacy
Black Ivory Soul
Black Ivory Soul
2002
Sony Legacy
Oremi
Oremi
1998
INgrooves Fontana/Island
Fifa
Fifa
1996
Mango
Ayé
Ayé
1994
Island (Universal Music)
Logozo
Logozo
1991
Mango
Parakou
Parakou
1989
Island (Universal Music)
Pretty
Pretty
1981
Jengou Records
Line up

Angélique Kidjo - lead vocal
Magatte Sow - african percussion
Yayo Serka Mimica - drums
Ben Zwerin - Bass - bass
Dominic James - guitars
Thierry Vaton - piano
Philippe Slominski - trumpet
Allen Hoist - sax
Michael Joussein - trombone

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria

2021 March, May, June, July, August
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 21

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