Born in Benin, West Africa, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo -- dubbed Africa's premier diva by both NPR and Time
Magazine -- specializes in putting her fresh, personal spin on every genre she tackles, from R&B, soul, gospel and jazz to Latin and world music, Afropop, contemporary classical and everything in between. Winner of more than 20 prestigious international awards for both her music and her human-rights activism, Kidjo's set for a busy 2014 with the release of her autobiography and a new disc, Eve
, dedicated to the women of her home continent and based on the chants of traditional women's choirs. Her music's been heard on numerous soundtracks, and she's collaborated with everyone from Bono and John Legend to Philip Glass and Dave Matthews. Now based in New York, Kidjo's most well-known songs include "Agolo," "We We," "Adouma," "Wombo Lombo," "Afirika," "Batonga," and her version of Miriam Makeba's "Malaika."
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