Trending Singles. You may also like Folkesange Myrkur. African Rumba Various Artists. Oumniya Souad Massi. Lhasa, An Unforgettable Shooting Star With only three studio albums, one live album and three international tours, Lhasa de Sela left a unique mark in the history of modern popular music. Thanks a bunch man. Nov Requested tracks are not available in your region. Similar Songs. The Australian newspaper noted: "Kidjo opens what's arguably her most ambitious album by paying homage to her heroine, Miriam Makeba.
None of her three previously released versions of Malaika can match the majesty and grandeur of this latest spine-tingling rendition, which features the singer in superlative voice in Swahili backed by the strings and wind instruments of the piece Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
Elsewhere, the consummate guitar playing of Kidjo's compatriot Lionel Loueke and Brazilian Romero Lubambo augment conductor-trumpeter Gast Waltzing's sumptuous arrangements. In Fifa and Naima, swelling strings and soaring vocals follow tender a cappella intros.
In Loloye, the strings flutter like a flock of flamingoes as horns ascend like eagles. Female back-up vocals lift Ominira and the previously unreleased Namae.
A truly beautiful album, Sings combines the stately qualities of classical music with the coolness of jazz and the fervour of African and Brazilian rhythms. Released on June 8, The record is a track-by-track re-imagination of the original, considered to be one of the greatest albums of the '80s and deeply influenced by music from West Africa, notably Fela Kuti's afrobeat. Visual artist Kerry James Marshall created the album artwork. Angelique's tribute to Cuban singer Celia Cruz was released on April 19, The Guardian has called the album "magnificent"  and The Financial Times gave it 5 stars.
Of the song Quimbara, New York Times critic Jon Pareles says: "Backed by Michelle Ndegeocello on bass, the Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen on drums, Dominic James on guitars and the Gangbe Brass Band, Kidjo reconnects the salsa original to West Africa, layering the song with a tumbling six-beat rhythm, a brass-band undertow and a tangle of scurrying guitar lines while she belts with enough grit to rival Cruz herself.
It was published by Harper Collins on January 7, Desmond Tutu wrote the preface and Alicia Keys the foreword. In this evocative memoir, Kidjo chronicles an inspiring life of music and activism, and raises a passionate call for freedom, dignity, and the rights of people everywhere. Philip Glass wrote the orchestral music based on three creation poems in Yoruba sung by Kidjo. In the program notes, Philip Glass says: "Angelique, together we have built a bridge that no one has walked on before.
Davies Symphony Hall on July 10, Phillips ,  Kidjo founded The Batonga Foundation , which empowers some of the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach young women and girls in Benin with the knowledge and skills they need to be agents of change in their own lives and communities.
Batonga accomplishes this through locating the most the most vulnerable adolescent girls in Benin and connecting them to girl-centered safe spaces led by Beninese women. Angelique Kidjo - Malaika. Angelique Kidjo - Naima. Hi Guest Login Register. Hungama English Album Agolo Songs.
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