With joy and passion Angelique embodies the spirit of Africa. Through her music, life and exuberant commitment to advocacy she exemplifies unity, peace and diversity.
IN DEPTH:: "A Continent on Her Musical Map:
Angelique Kidjo Has Never Left Africa Behind"
- The New York Times, January 17, 2014
Angelique Kidjo has been deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine, and the moniker speaks accurately to the singular career and life she has forged: Like Miriam Makeba was before her, Kidjo is the continent's most internationally celebrated female musical exponent. And yet, the GRAMMY-winning artist has lived outside Africa for more than two decades. She currently resides in New York City, where she is an exceptionally active member of the music scene, and she reaches people around the world with her recordings, tours and philanthropic work.
In March 2013 NPR called her "Africa's greatest living diva". In addition to achieving world wide recognition for her songwriting and vocal talents, Ms. Kidjo is an activist for her continent, and a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.