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Angélique Kidjo

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by Angélique Kidjo

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14 July 1960, Ouidah, Benin, West Africa. Angélique Kidjo’s family background provided her with both the impetus and platform to launch her singing career. Her mother, the director of Benin’s first professional theatre/dance company, travelled widely to research different dances and rhythms for the company’s ballets. Kidjo was part of the company from the age of six, and progressed from dancing to learning French variété songs, gradually adding material from... Read more

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female vocalists
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world music
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