Angélique Kidjo

Bio

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, née le 14 juillet 1960 à Cotonou (Bénin), appelée Angélique Kidjo, est une chanteuse béninoise, lauréate des Grammy Awards 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 et sa propre vie.

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. Elle écrit parfois dans le New York Times »

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.

Elle a enregistré des versions africaines de Summertime de Gerswhin, du Boléro de Ravel de Voodoo Chile de Jimi Hendrix Elle a 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.

Kidjo 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. Elle réside à New York.

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Logozo
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Agolo
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Mutoto Kwanza (Album Version)
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Happy Xmas [War Is Over] (With Naima)
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Olofoofo (Album Version)
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Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
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Naima
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Samba Pa Ti
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Idje Idje
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Batonga
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Shango
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Tombo
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Welcome
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Never Know
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Loloye
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Akwaba
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Azan Nan Kpe
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N'Yin Wan Nou We (Album Version)
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Oulala (Album Version)
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Mondjuba (Album Version)
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Lon Lon Vadjro
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Ces Petits Riens (Album Version)
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Tche Tche
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Yemandja
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Tatchedogbe
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Kaleta
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Djan Djan
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Senie
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Dje Dje L'Aye (Album Version)
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Djovamin Yi (Album Version)
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Eledjire
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Ekoleya
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Babalao
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Open Your Eyes
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Kelele
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Macumba (Album Version)
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Afirika With Angelique Kidjo
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Malaika
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Seyin Djro (Album Version)
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Malaika
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Ewa Ka Djo
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Tombo
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Conga Habanera (Album Version)
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Les Enfants Perdus (Single Version)
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Ominira (Album Version)
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Iwoya (Album Version)
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Black Ivory Soul (Edit)
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Bala Bala (Album Version)
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Tourner la Page
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Congoleo (Album Version)
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Agossi
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Adje Dada (Album Version)
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Nzinga Mbandi
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Le monde comme un bébé (Album Version)
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Sound of the Drums
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Batonga
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Refavela (Album Version)
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Kélélé
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Idje Idje
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Adouma
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Itche Koutche
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We We
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Nanae
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Wombo
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Born Under Punches
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Fifa
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Naima
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Mister Love (French version of" N'yin wan noe we")
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Yaki Yaki
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We Are One
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Okan Bale (Album Version)
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Bahia (Album Version)
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Houses in Motion
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The Great Curve
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Seen and Not Seen
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Listening Wind
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Crosseyed and Painless
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Once in a Lifetime
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The Overload
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Summertime
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Try Everything
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Les Enfants Perdus (Album Version)
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Ne Cédez Jamais (Album Version)
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Ominira
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Fifa
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Petite Fleur
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We We
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Lady Revisited (feat. Angelique Kidjo)
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Salala (feat. Peter Gabriel)
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Tumba
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Le soleil noir
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Otishe
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Yemandja Demo Excerpt
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Afirika (Album Version)
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Iemanja
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Bissimilai (Album Version)
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Videos

Excerpt of Angelique Kidjo singing "A Change is Gonna Come" at the Women March
Angelique Kidjo - A Change Is Gonna Come
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 - Trailer
Angelique Kidjo featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir - "Afirika" (Live at the 46664 Concert)
Angelique Kidjo featuring Josh Groban - "Pearls"
Angelique Kidjo - Featuring Dianne Reeves - Gimme Shelter
Angelique Kidjo featuring Branford Marsalis - "Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero)"
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 - BOMBA
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 - "Adouma"
Angelique Kidjo - "Wombo Lombo"
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
Angelique Kidjo - "Born Under Punches" - Remain In Light
Angélique Kidjo - Once In A Lifetime
Angelique Kidjo - The Great Curve (Lyric Video)
Angelique Kidjo – The Great Curve dance contest!
Angelique Kidjo - "The Great Curve" Dance Video (Talking Heads cover) [Amazon Original]
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