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Angelique Kidjo: OYO (CD)

Item #: 527190

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Angelique Kidjo digs into her roots with her 2010 release, Oyo. Roots that reach far beyond her West African homeland of Benin, because Grammy Award winning singer, dancer and songwriter Kidjo is a definitive 21st century World artist. Her art roves across boundaries, genres and ethnicities, finding the connections that link musical forms from every part of the world, while still bonding closely with her own traditions.

The songs on Oyo embrace Rhythm & Blues, Soul music, Jazz, and Beninese melodies, as well as four of her own original works. Featuring her unique interpretations of songs from artists as diverse as James Brown, Otis Redding, Miriam Makeba and Santana, and including guests Bono, John Legend, Roy Hargrove, and Dianne Reeves, Oyo is a truly diverse collection reflecting the music that inspired Angelique growing up.
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