Thursday, January 30, 2014


Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is celebrating her #1 chart position worldwide for the release of her extraordinary new album Eve, a vibrant collection of songs dedicated to the power of African womanhood, particularly those women she grew up with in her native Benin, which was released this week on 429 Records. Eve hit #1 on the World Music charts around the world in markets including the U.S., UK, Canada and Germany. The album has garnered a staggering amount of press, including an interview on NPR's "All Things Considered" which aired this past weekend (link below), an NPR "First Listen" album stream, interviews in the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Sunday Times (UK), New York Times and many more. In addition, Angelique will embark on a tour of the United States beginning in February. Angelique Kidjo's Eve was made available worldwide on 429 Records January 28th.
Says Kidjo: "The response to Eve has been so wonderful. It reinforces my belief that it is time now for Africa and especially for African women to shine!" Angelique Kidjo is currently promoting the release of her autobiography, Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, available now through Harper Collins.

Eve track listing:
M'Baamba (Kenyan Song) / Shango Wa / Eva (featuring ASA) / Interlude: Agbade / Bomba (featuring Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend) / Hello (featuring Trio Teriba) / Blewu / Kamoushou / Kulumbu (featuring Dr. John) / Interlude: Kletedjan / Ebile (featuring Kronos Quartet) / Awalole (featuring the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg) / Bana (featuring Yvonne Kidjo) / Orisha / Interlude: Wayi / Coari

Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
Feb 5 / Durham, NC /  Hayti Heritage Center
Feb7 / Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse
Feb 8 / Charlotte, NC / McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square
Feb 9 / Charleston, WV / Mountain Stage, Creative Arts Center
Feb 11 / Chicago, IL / City Winery
Feb 13 / Oberlin, OH / Oberlin College-Finney Chapel
Feb 14 / Buffalo, NY / Buffalo State College PAC
Feb 15 / New York, NY / Town Hall
Feb 16 / Washington, DC / GWU Lisner Auditorium
Feb 18 / Philadelphia, PA / Prince Music Theatre
Feb 19 / Bethlehem, PA / Musikfest Cafe, Arts Center @ Steel Stacks
Feb 20 / Ridgefield, CT / The Ridgefield Playhouse
Feb 22 / Sherbrooke, Quebec / Theatre Granada
Feb 23 / Somerville, MA / Somerville Theater

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