Angélique Kidjo
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1960-07-14
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Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (July 14, 1960), is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. Time magazine has called her ...

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Biography

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (July 14, 1960), is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. Time magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". The BBC has included Kidjo in its list of the African continent's 50 most iconic figures. The Guardian has listed her as one of its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World and Kidjo is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by Forbes magazine. The Daily Telegraph in London described her as "The undisputed queen of African music" during the 2012 Olympic Games River of Music Festival. In March 2013, NPR, National Public Radio in America, called her "Africa's greatest living diva". Kidjo is listed among the "2014 Most Influential Africans" by New African magazine and Jeune Afrique. Forbes Afrique put Angelique on the cover of their "100 most influential women" issue in 2015. On June 6, 2013, Kidjo was elected vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC). She now resides in New York City, where she is an occasional contributor to the New York Times. Angelique has received Honorary Doctorates from Yale University, Berklee College of Music and Middlebury College.

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Tuneyards, ?uestlove, Angélique Kidjo & Akau Naru
Lady
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Lady Lady Lady Lady
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Kelele
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Kelele Kelele Kelele Kelele
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Awalole
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Awalole Awalole Awalole Awalole
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Idje-Idje
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Idje-Idje Idje-Idje Idje-Idje Idje-Idje
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Adouma
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Adouma Adouma Adouma Adouma
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Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero)
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Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero) Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero) Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero) Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero)
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Bana (feat. Yvonne Kidjo)
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Bana (feat. Yvonne Kidjo) Bana (feat. Yvonne Kidjo) Bana (feat. Yvonne Kidjo) Bana (feat. Yvonne Kidjo)
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N'yin Wan Nou We
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N'yin Wan Nou We N'yin Wan Nou We N'yin Wan Nou We N'yin Wan Nou We
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Conga Habanera
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Conga Habanera Conga Habanera Conga Habanera Conga Habanera
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Shango Wa
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Shango Wa Shango Wa Shango Wa Shango Wa
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Eva
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Eva Eva Eva Eva
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Afia
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Afia Afia Afia Afia
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Afrika
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Afrika Afrika Afrika Afrika
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Voodoo Child
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Voodoo Child Voodoo Child Voodoo Child Voodoo Child
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Sound of the Drums
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Sound of the Drums Sound of the Drums Sound of the Drums Sound of the Drums
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Biography

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (July 14, 1960), is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. Time magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". The BBC has included Kidjo in its list of the African continent's 50 most iconic figures. The Guardian has listed her as one of its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World and Kidjo is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by Forbes magazine. The Daily Telegraph in London described her as "The undisputed queen of African music" during the 2012 Olympic Games River of Music Festival. In March 2013, NPR, National Public Radio in America, called her "Africa's greatest living diva". Kidjo is listed among the "2014 Most Influential Africans" by New African magazine and Jeune Afrique. Forbes Afrique put Angelique on the cover of their "100 most influential women" issue in 2015. On June 6, 2013, Kidjo was elected vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC). She now resides in New York City, where she is an occasional contributor to the New York Times. Angelique has received Honorary Doctorates from Yale University, Berklee College of Music and Middlebury College.

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