Angelique Kidjo is ‘the undisputed queen of African music’, and on the eve of her return to Australia for Bluesfest 2015.
Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo has added two Afrimawards (All Africa Music Awards) to her 20-year-long career achievements.
Winning Best Contemporary African Artiste and Best Female Artiste in West Africa saw out a triumphant 2014 for Kidjo, who released her eleventh album, Eve and an autobiography Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, both to worldwide critical and commercial acclaim.
With joy and passion Angelique embodies the spirit of Africa. Through her music, life and exuberant commitment to advocacy she exemplifies unity, peace and diversity.
In an expansive career marked as much by extraordinary musical achievements as passionate advocacy and philanthropy for her homeland of Africa, Angelique Kidjo has found many ways to celebrate the rich, enlightening truth about the continent’s women beyond the media spotlight.
Produced by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Fatboy Slim), Eve, named after her mother, is a joyous musical ode to the pride, beauty and strength of African women. The recording showcases Kidjo’s extraordinary musical vision.
Kidjo’s accolades include a 20-year discography, thousands of concerts around the world and multiple Grammy nominations and wins, and collaborations with the likes of Carlos Santana, Bono, John Legend, Josh Groban, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, and more.
Do not miss the chance to celebrate the culture and inimitable talent of Africa’s premier diva on 5 and 6 April at the 26th Annual Byron Bluesfest.