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African Soul- World Music...Part 6 Angélique Kidjo (Conclusion)

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Finally, I hope these artistes music has inspired you as well as it has us. Although we might not understand the languages they sing in, their voices prove music is universal and can transcend all cultural differences; and can be enjoyed and appreciated by everyone.

This is what we hope will  translate in our next collection as we grow as a brand, we thank everyone for supporting us and encouraging us in our quest to be better, and especially thank our family for always buying Maali even in our infantile stage. We hope that with your love and support we will be better and grow to be among the stars someday. Remain Maali (Blessed)

Angélique Kidjo  is a Grammy Award winning Beninoise singer-songwriter and activist, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. BBC African Service has included Angelique in its list of the continent's 50 most iconic figures. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva" and The Guardian has listed her as one of their Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World.

Kidjo was born in Cotonou, Benin. Her father is from the Fon people of Ouidah and her mother from the Yoruba people. She grew up listening to Beninese traditional music.

Her musical influences include the Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles; as well as her childhood idols Bella Bellow, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Miriam Makeba and Carlos Santana. 

Kidjo is fluent in Fon, French, Yorùbá, and English and sings in all four languages.

To know more about Angélique Kidjo go to  www.kidjo.com

Listen to Angélique Kidjo 'Wombo Lombo' below

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