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Angelique Kidjo/Femi Kuti at Denver Botanic Gardens

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Angelique Kidjo/Femi Kuti Denver Botanic Gardens Denver, CO August 9, 2018 There is a Groove Heaven. I have proof. Angelique Kidjo, international world-beat star, recently released a song by song cover of the Talking Heads album Remain in Light (Sire, 1980). Kidjo, from Benin, has been exploring and laying down African rhythms for years now. Before that, Remain in Light hit the scene, the airwaves and innumerable turntables with its heavy influence from African rhythms, ...

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Angelique Kidjo at Nourse Auditorium, San Francisco

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Angelique Kidjo California Institute of Integral Studies Nourse Theater June 21, 2014 “I believe that any feeling of xenophobia and fear comes from ignorance. Often people think that when you are not like them, you are different and therefore you are a threat. It is not true. I think that the problem of xenophobia today is coming from the world economic crisis. Some people, for example, think that as foreigners we are going to take ...

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Africa Rising: Angelique Kidjo at Town Hall NYC

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Angelique KidjoTown HallNew York, New YorkMarch 26, 2010Angelique Kidjo's album Oyo (Razor & Tie, 2010) includes guest vocal appearances from the likes of John Legend and Dianne Reeves. At Town Hall, without the services of Legend or Reeves, Kidjo sung the entirety of Curtis Mayfield's “Move On Up" and Aretha Franklin's “Baby I Love You" all by her lonesome. Was the audience missing something? Not at all. The sheer power of Kidjo's voice and her ...