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Angélique Kidjo

AngeliqueKidjo_courtesy_of_Columbia_Records-webConversation & Songs
Grammy-winning Beninoise singer–songwriter Angélique Kidjo is considered Africa’s greatest living diva. She is acclaimed for her uplifting and dynamic music, a blend of tribal and pop rhythms of her West African heritage with zouk, rumba, jazz and Latin, sung in English, French, Fon and Yorùbá. Her new book, Spirit Rising, tells the story of her harrowing escape from Communist Benin in to France, her rise from poverty to become an international sensation and her tireless advocacy work for the education of African girls and women’s rights.

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