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Angelique Kidjo Tour 2016

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Angelique Kidjo Concert Tickets (Events Schedule)

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Newport Jazz Festival - 3 Day Pass

Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI , Friday 7/29/2016 TBD

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Newport Jazz Festival - 2 Day Pass

Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI , Saturday 7/30/2016 TBD

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Newport Jazz Festival - Sunday Admission

Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI , Sunday 7/31/2016 10:00 AM

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Angelique Kidjo

Music Center At Strathmore Rockville, MD , Friday 9/9/2016 8:00 PM

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Angelique Kidjo Biography

Angelique Kidjo (born July 14, 1960) is an iconic cross-genre, Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter and activist, hailing from Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Born Angelique Kpasseloko Hinto Housinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, the singer was immersed in traditional Beninese music as a child, as well as the sounds of Mriam Makeba, James Brown, Manu Dibango, Otis Redding, and Jimi Hendrix. By the age of six, Kidjo had joined her mother’s theatre troupe which expanded the singer’s influences, before joining her school band Les Sphinx. In 1981 whilst still residing in Benin, Kidjo released her debut album “Pretty” in collaboration with producer Ekambi Brilliant and brother Oscar. The singer supported the release by touring all over West Africa, before conflicts in Benin resulted in Kidjo relocating to Paris, France. After graduating with a music degree from the jazz school CIM, Kidjo fronted the Euro-African band Pili Pili, whom she release three albums with: 1987’s “Jakko”, 1988’s “Be In Two Minds”, and 1990’s “Hotel Babo”. This period of activity made the adaptable singer one of the most revered live acts in Paris, and resulted in her signing with Island Records in 1991. Her major label debut “Logozo” was issued the same year, produced by Miami Sound Machine drummer Joe Galdo. Aided by the singles “We We” and “Batongo” the album topped the Billboard World Music chart upon release, and was supported by her first international tour. The album “Aye” followed in 1994 produced by David Z of Prince fame, spawning the worldwide hit single “Agolo”. 1995’s “Fifa” marked an alternative recording approach from Kidjo who opted to use eight-track tape recorders and microphones. The singer and her team of engineers headed to Benin to record a host of rhythms, vocals, and dancers, which added a wealth of character and depth to the album style. Kidjo’s subsequent album “Oremi” saw a return to the progressive, cross-genre appeal of her earlier albums, adopting the sounds of hip-hop, Afro-Celtic, and rock in various forms. On top of her own releases, the singer has been known to contribute her music to popular culture soundtracks, including: “Ace Ventura”, “Street Fighter”, “The Simpsons”, “Krippendorf Tribe”, and “Blood Diamond”. After a move to Columbia Records, Kidjo released the album “Black Ivory Soul” which features Carlinhos Brown, Vinicius Cantuaria, Daniella Mercury, and Dave Matthews. The full-length “Oyaya!” arrived in 2004, followed by a pair of collaborative albums with Razor & Tie: “Djin Djin” in 2007 and “Oyo” in 2010, featuring Roy Hargrove, John Legend, and Diana Reeves. As a tribute to the beauty and resilience of African women Kidjo release the studio album “Eve” in January 2014. Like her album “Fifa”, “Eve” was recorded in West Africa using only tape recorders and topped the Billboard World Music Chart. Read more

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