Angelique Kidjo did an absolutely fantastic interview and performance session on World Cafe that you can listen to in its entirety here. Kidjo’s new album, Eve is dedicated to the women of Africa, and includes music for her mother whose work in theater inspired Angelique to perform. Angelique also has a new autobiography called Spirit Rising that traces her remarkable life from Benin to Paris where she was signed by Chris Blackwell to Island Records. As fascinating as her story has been up to now, what she is doing today is equally as inspiring. Below, download a haunting and gorgeous version of “Malaika” recorded for World Cafe.
Angelique Kidjo, My Morning Download