ANGELIQUE KIDJO SINGS
with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg
On her Grammy awared winning recording Angelique Kidjo Sings with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, the visionary songwriter and vocalist teams with the ensemble’s renowned conductor and composer Gast Waltzing to create an historic work that beautifully blends the classical music traditions of Europe and the powerful rhythmic excitement of the sounds of her native land.
Backed by the sweeping grandeur of the 110 musician ensemble, the singer - drawing fresh, emotional power from her trademark voice - re-imagines nine classic pieces from her 24 year discography and two new tunes (“Otishe,” “Nanae”) from the sessions of her 2014 Grammy award masterwork Eve.
Produced by Kidjo and her husband and longtime production partner Jean Hebrail, and conducted and featuring arrangements by Waltzing, the collection is a truly multi-national affair, with the orchestra recorded first in Luxembourg and along with native percussion players from Benin recorded in New York.
Kidjo celebrates this groundbreaking release with performances at concert halls around the world. In the years since the release of the Sings album, she has performed the repertoire with a number of world renowned orchestras (often with Waltzing conducting), including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, German Film Orchestra Babelsberg, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and many more.