Wall Street Journal Premieres new Angelique Kidjo video “EVE” (featuring ASA)


TheWall Street Journalis premiering the new music videofor Grammy-winning artistAngélique Kidjo’s “Eva,” featuring French-Nigerian recording artist Aṣa and directed by Kevin J. Custer

The video was produced in conjunction with Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign, and the song is from Kidjo’s critically acclaimed new album, Eve, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s World Music chart, as well as on iTunes and Amazon in both the U.S. and Canada. The LP is out now on 429 Records

Produced by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Fatboy Slim), Eve, named after Kidjo’s mother, is a joyous musical ode to the pride, beauty and strength of African women and their worldwide socio-cultural influence. “I’ve spoken for many years about the beauty of African women, and I don’t need to talk anymore about it because on this recording I am letting the voices of the women show their beauty to the world,” Kidjo says. “Eve is all about showcasing the positivity they bring to their villages, cities, cultures and the world.” The album has been widely praised in the press

Village traditions, cosmopolitan transformations, female solidarity, African pride and perpetual energy have been constants in Ms. Kidjo’s recording career.
— The New York Times
On her ninth solo studio album, Ms. Kidjo balances elation and heartache; singing in Beninese languages as well as English, she controls her fury while unleashing joy
— The Wall Street Journal
Her clear, evocative voice provides a constant through songs that convey exhilaration and longing.
— USA Today
The power of Kidjo’s unflappable voice, the range of her emotional expression, the stellar, genre-bending musicians who back her and the infectious, activist energy that courses through her songs all transcend any native tongue.
— NPR Music
Her clear, evocative voice provides a constant through songs that convey exhilaration and longing
— Rolling Stones

As a longtime UNICEF goodwill ambassador Kidjo has campaigned extensively for widespread vaccination in Africa, and as a Rotary polio ambassador she uses her voice to raise awareness for the fight to end polio specifically. See http://www.endpolio.org for more information on Rotary International’s efforts to end polio.

I am alive because I was vaccinated as a child in Benin. I had school friends whose parents didn’t believe in vaccination or understand that it was provided for free, and some of them ended up with polio! There is no excuse for any child to suffer from polio or any other preventable disease
— Angelique Kidjo

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