Angélique Kidjo

Bio

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, née le 14 juillet 1960 à Cotonou (Bénin) et appelée Angélique Kidjo, est une chanteuse béninoise qui réside à New York (États-Unis).

Elle est connue pour la diversité de ses influences musicales, l'originalité de ses clips et son engagement humanitaire comme Ambassadrice de Bonne Volonté de l'UNICEF. Parmi ses succès, on trouve les chansons Agolo, We We, Adouma, Wombo Lombo, Afirika et Batonga.

La BBC l'a incluse dans sa liste des 50 icônes du continent africain. Time Magazine l'a appelée la « première diva africaine » et elle fait partie de la liste établie par The Guardian des 100 femmes les plus influentes au monde. Forbes magazine la fait figurer comme la première femme dans la liste des 40 célébrités les plus importantes d'Afrique. Le Daily Telegraph la décrit en 2012, lors des Jeux olympiques de Londres, comme la « reine incontestée de la musique africaine ».

Ses influences musicales sont la pop africaine, la musique des Caraïbes, le zouk, la rumba congolaise, le jazz, le gospel, et différents styles de musique latine. Elle est inspirée aussi par les artistes qui ont bercé son enfance : Bella Bellow, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Miriam Makeba et Carlos Santana.

Angélique Kidjo a enregistré des versions africaines de Summertime de Gerswhin, du Boléro de Ravel, de Voodoo Chile de Jimi Hendrix. Elle a également collaboré avec de nombreux artistes, notamment Carlos Santana, Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Bono, Philip Glass, Josh Groban, Dianne Reeves, Vampire Weekend, Dr. John, Dave Matthews et Cassandra Wilson.

Elle parle couramment le fon, le français, le yoruba le mina et l'anglais. Elle chante dans ces cinq langues. Sa chanson Malaika, de l'album Logozo, est en swahili. Elle utilise souvent la technique vocale Zilin.

Angélique Kidjo compte de nombreuses distinction à son actif, dont 3 Grammy Awards (2007, 2008 et 2015).

Sa discographie :

Pretty (sorti en Afrique uniquement en 1981), Parakou (1990), Logozo (1991), Ayé (1994), Fifa (1996), Oremi (1998), Keep On Moving: The Best Of Angelique Kidjo (2001, Black Ivory Soul (2002), Oyaya ! (2004), Djin Djin (2007), Õÿö (2010), Spirit Rising (Live 2012), EVE (2014), Sings (With The Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg - 2015), Remain in Light (2018) et Celia (2019).

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La Vida Es Un Carnaval (Radio Edit)
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Yemaya
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Oya Diosa
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Bemba Colorá
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Quimbara
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Elegua
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Toro Mata
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Baila Yemaya
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Sahara
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La Vida Es Un Carnaval
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Cucala
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Orisha
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Bana
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Awalole
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Ebile
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Kulumbu
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Kamoushou
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Blewu
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Hello
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Bomba
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Eva
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Shango Wa
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M'Baamba (Kenyan Song)
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The Overload
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Listening Wind
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Seen and Not Seen
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Houses in Motion
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Once in a Lifetime
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The Great Curve
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Crosseyed and Painless
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Born Under Punches
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Toast to Freedom (Long Version)
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Try Everything
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Yemandja Demo Excerpt
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Les Amazones d'Afrique
Dombolo
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Otishe
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Fifa
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Kelele
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Loloye
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Naima
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Nanae
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Samba Pa Ti
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Petite Fleur
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Bahia
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Ominira
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Malaika
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Lady Revisited (feat. Angelique Kidjo)
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We We
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Idje Idje
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Agossi
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Babalao
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Tourner la Page
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Na?ma
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Adouma
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Sound of the Drums
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Open Your Eyes
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Wombo
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Batonga
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Fifa
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Agolo
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Voodoo Chile
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Summertime
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Ponto De Mutação (Album Version)
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Le monde comme un bébé (Album Version)
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N'Yin Wan Nou We (Album Version)
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Afirika With Angelique Kidjo
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Salala (feat. Peter Gabriel)
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Redemption Song
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We Are One
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Oremi
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Yaki Yaki
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Loloye
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Malaika
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We We
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Tche Tche
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Akwaba
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Goddess Of The Sea
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Bitchifi
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Welcome
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Yemandja
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Houngbati
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Azan Nan Kpe
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Les Enfants Perdus (Single Version)
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Okan Bale (Album Version)
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Ces Petits Riens (Album Version)
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Afirika (Album Version)
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Iemanja
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Ne Cédez Jamais (Album Version)
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Bahia (Album Version)
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Tumba
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Bala Bala (Album Version)
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Conga Habanera (Album Version)
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Mutoto Kwanza (Album Version)
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Mister Love (French version of" N'yin wan noe we")
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Adje Dada (Album Version)
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Macumba (Album Version)
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Seyin Djro (Album Version)
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Bissimilai (Album Version)
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Videos

Angelique Kidjo - Sahara - Tribute to Celia Cruz - Arte Les Concerts Volants
Angelique Kidjo - Toro Mata - Arte Les Concerts Volants
Angelique Kidjo - Celia is out now!
Angelique Kidjo – Celia – Coming Friday April 19th!
Angelique Kidjo – “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” (Celia)
Angelique Kidjo - "Bemba Colora"
Angelique Kidjo - How Did Celia's Music Inspire You?
Angelique Kidjo - How Did You Meet Celia Cruz?
Angelique Kidjo - "The Great Curve" Dance Video (Talking Heads cover) [Amazon Original]
Angelique Kidjo - The Great Curve (Lyric Video)
Angelique Kidjo – The Great Curve dance contest!
Angélique Kidjo - Once In A Lifetime
Angelique Kidjo - "Born Under Punches" - Remain In Light
Angelique Kidjo - A Change Is Gonna Come
Excerpt of Angelique Kidjo singing "A Change is Gonna Come" at the Women March
Angelique Kidjo - Malaika - Africa Live in Dakar
Angelique Kidjo singing Afirika at the Dedication Ceremony of the NMAACH
Angelique Kidjo singing Redemption Song at the Dedication Ceremony of the NMAACH
Angelique Kidjo - WomboLombo - Junior Vasquez Remix
Angelique Kidjo singing Afirika at the opening of the 2015 United Nations General Assembly
Angelique Kidjo singing Afirika at the 46664 Cape Town concert
#AskAngelique (August 21, 2015)
Angelique Kidjo featuring Branford Marsalis - "Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero)"
Angelique Kidjo - Featuring Dianne Reeves - Gimme Shelter
Angelique Kidjo featuring Josh Groban - "Pearls"
Angelique Kidjo featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir - "Afirika" (Live at the 46664 Concert)
Angelique Kidjo - Trailer
Angelique Kidjo - BOMBA
Angelique Kidjo Agolo Live at the Stade de l'Amitié 1996
Angelique Kidjo Ft ZZ Ward - VELLY remix Bomba Official Lyric Video
New Album: Angelique Kidjo SINGS with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg - Malaika
Angelique Kidjo - EVE epk 2014
Angelique Kidjo "I Think Ur a Contra" - featuring Ezra Keonig
Angelique Kidjo's tribute to Miriam Makeba
Angelique Kidjo - "We Are One"
Angelique Kidjo - "Voodoo Chile"
Angelique Kidjo - "We We"
Angelique Kidjo - "Wombo Lombo"
Angelique Kidjo - "Adouma"
Angelique Kidjo - "Agolo"
Angelique Kidjo - "Batonga"
"Eva" Angelique Kidjo feat. Asa, in conjunction With Rotary International "End Polio Now" Campaign.
Angelique Kidjo 's African dancing Captured in slow motion / Silent movie
Angelique Kidjo's November 2012 Northern California Tour
Angelique Kidjo dancing on Senamou at the BT River of Music for the 2012 Olympic Games London
Angelique sings Bella Bellow's "Blewu" for the THISCLOSE Campaign in Bangkok
Opening of the Carnival of Recife with Nana Vasconcelos and Orquestra Popular Da Bomba Do Hemetério
Rehearsal in Recife
Angelique Kidjo: Spirit Rising - Album & DVD available Feb. 21, 2012
Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright: Pata Pata for Sing The Truth.
Angelique Kidjo Sings Malaika at the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo
Angelique Kidjo sings Kelele with Cyndi Lauper and Cassandra Wilson in New York
Angelique Kidjo sings Batonga Live
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Angelique Kidjo Sings "Hegoak" with a Basque Choir at the Black & Basque Festival
Malaika / Angelique Kidjo and The Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra w/ Gast Waltzing
Highlights of Angelique Kidjo with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra / Gast Waltzing
Dianne Reeves introduces Angelique at the Montreal Jazz Fest
Angelique Kidjo covers Bob Marley's Redemption song at her PBS Special
ChampionsOfTheEarth2011.m4v
Angelique Kidjo & Friends: Spirit Rising - Trailer
Angelique Kidjo, Youssou NDour and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation celebrate Africa
Angelique Kidjo meets a Batonga girl from Ethiopia at the 2010 Africare Gala
President Bill Clinton's kind words about Angelique Kidjo
Angelique Kidjo and Bono at the EDUN's concert and art exhibit in Paris
Red dress & flags at WOMAD - July 24th, 2010
Angelique Kidjo cheering at the opening game of the 2010 World Cup
Angelique Kidjo - MOVE ON UP - with Bono and John Legend featuring the Bill T. Jones' FELA! Dancers
Angelique Kidjo - Petite Fleur - unplugged
Angelique Kidjo - I Got Dreams - unplugged
Angelique Kidjo - Batonga - unplugged
Angelique Kidjo - Atcha Houn - unplugged
Angelique Kidjo - Afia - unplugged
Angelique Kidjo - Studio Jam Session/Behind-the-scenes
Samba Pati feat. Roy Hargrove - African childhood
Angelique Kidjo answers Facebook/Twitter fan questions (part 2)
Angelique Kidjo answers Facebook/Twitter fan questions (part 1)
Angelique Kidjo - Zelie - unplugged
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