Angelique Kidjo wins World Music Grammy & Announces new album “SINGS”
Second Grammy Win for Highly Lauded 2014 Album “Eve”
Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born singer/songwriter is celebrating the win last night of her second “Best World Music Album” Grammy Award for her #1 charting 2014 album Eve, as well as the announcement of her new 429 Records album Sings . Produced by Kidjo and long-time production partner Jean Hebrail, Sings showcases Kidjo’s collaboration with the 110 piece Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, led by renowned conductor and composer Gast Waltzing.
Kidjo reimagines nine classic songs from her 24 year repertoire and two new songs (“Otishe” and “Mamae” from the Eve sessions), blending European classical traditions with the powerful rhythmic sounds of her native West Africa. Along with the orchestra, Kidjo’s additional players include Christian McBride and Massimo Biolcati on upright basses; Lionel Loueke, Dominic James and David Laborier on guitars; Magatte Sow, Crespin Tpikiti and Benoit Avihoue on percussion; Tuelo Kgobokoe Tsholofetso and Mokubung, background vocals; and Gast Waltzing, flugelhorn solo on “Samba Pa Ti.” Angelique Kidjo’s