Angelique Kidjo nominated for “BEST WORLD ALBUM” Grammy for “EVE”


429 Records is celebrating Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy Award nomination for “Best World Music Album” for her album Eve. Eve, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart and a hit album worldwide, is a vibrant new collection of songs dedicated to the power of African womanhood, particularly those women she grew up with in her native Benin.

Produced by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Fatboy Slim), Eve, named after her mother, is a joyous musical ode to the pride, beauty and strength of African women and their worldwide socio-cultural influence.  The recording showcases Kidjo’s extraordinary musical vision as realized by remarkable players as well as women’s choirs from several African villages in Benin and Kenya singing in a wide array of native Beninese languages including Fon, Yoruba, Goun and Mina.  Joining Kidjo is an exciting mix of new and well-known musicians including Dr. John, Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), The Kronos Quartet and the Orchestra Philharmonique du Luxumbourg.  Anchoring the album are guitarist Lionel Loueke, drummer Steve Jordan, bass great Christian McBride and Senegalese percussionist Magatte Sow. 

Her clear, evocative voice provides a constant through songs that convey exhilaration and longing
— USA Today
An alluring and at times undeniable blend of funk, traditional African music and Africa-inspired pop that Ms. Kidjo rides with glee.
— The Wall Street Journal

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