Angelique Kidjo gets the party started in South Africa for the World Cup. She will be performing at the World Cup draw.
I saw her perform twelve years ago for the first time in a Manhattan club where she lit up the audience with Batonga and Malaika. From Benin, she's now made Brooklyn her home and the last time I heard her was three years ago at the BAM. She had not lost a step.
Electrifying performer, strong woman, perfect humanitarian. One of the best things about Africa is the amazing music out there. A smorgasbord of brilliant music and musicians. From Ali Farka Toure to Miriam Makeba, from Cheikh Lo to Rachid Taha, Fela to Amadou and Mariam, King Sunny Ade to Hugh Masekela. Yes, and Baaba Maal, Yossou N'Dour, and Salif Keita too.