16 Mar 2019

Live: Angelique Kidjo at WOMAD 2019

From the collecton Womad
Angelique Kidjo collage

Angelique Kidjo collage Photo: Supplied

Angelique Kidjo is a supremely talented artist and a veritable force of nature!

Titles: 'Solo Percussion', 'Born Under Punches', 'Crosseyed and Painless', 'Cauri', 'Listening Wind', 'The Great Curve', 'Pata Pata', 'The Overload', 'Houses in Motion',  'Afrika', 'Once In A Lifetime', 'Tumba', 'Malaika', 'Seen And Not Seen', 'Burning Down The House'.

Originally from Benin, Angelique Kidjo has had a stellar career since she began singing at the age of six. After escaping political turmoil in Africa in 1983 she relocated to France.

Angelique in Aotearoa

Angelique in Aotearoa Photo: Supplied

Once in Paris and rising from poverty, Angelique Kidjo went on to become a Grammy Award–winning artist. She has a huge back catalogue of albums including her re-imagining of the Talking Heads classic album Remain in Light

Angelique Kidjo was the headlining artist at WOMAD 2019 delivering a powerful and charismatic performance supported by a hugely talented band on the TSB Bowl stage. She had the capacity crowd totally enthralled confirming her status as ‘Africa’s premier diva’.

Angelique Kidjo performing live on the TSB Bowl stage, New Plymouth, was recorded and produced by Darryl Stack for RNZ Music.

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