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She is an arsonist of joy, she sets the fire but has no extinguisher. I don’t remember who said that about Angélique Kidjo, but there is some truth to it. I have just closed his autobiography which appears at Le Seuil, in the collection I walk with, and walking in the suitcases and studios of a star (star since kindergarten) costs you 12 € with the key to a powerful diaspora journey.
From Benin to the United States via France, from parental feminism to the dictatorship of Kérékou via the drums of the voice, she lives, searches, makes mistakes, starts over. Angels pass through the life ofAngelique Kidjo, not a downtime. Only salsa, pop, rock, bossa rhythm in the service of African history, all sprinkled with 4 Grammy Awards in the world music category. In G Major, it is all about receiving one of the godmothers ofAfrica 2020 who comes with loaded arms: with his proverbs, at the Batonga Foundation, Mother Nature (his new album which will be released on June 18, 2021 at Universal.
→ I walk with … Angélique Kidjo published at Seuil.
The music of the show
Earth Wind and Fire In The Stone
Angelique Kidjo Dignity featured Yemi Alade