Angelique Kidjo’s exceptional career is worn by her talent, numerous awards, but also by her commitment for her native land Africa.
Angelique Kidjo found numerous ways to celebrate the wealth of the African continent by highlighting the truth on the women of the continent.
After winning a grammy in 2008 and 2015, Angelique Kidjo was again decorated with this prestigious trophy in 2016. This time for the album "Sings" which had been recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, Kidjo's internationally acclaimed repertoire crosses boundaries, genres and ethnicities, blending Western pop & African traditions.
In 2018, Angelique Kidjo will present her new album and live programme “Remain In Light”, which was recorded by pop producer Jeff Bashker. The original Talking Heads songs, she first heard after arriving Paris in 1983. Now she get the chance to upend these great songs in her very own African style. When she presented her new program at Carnegie Hall, David Byrne joined in for a duet.
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