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
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.