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Angelique Kidjo (first album)


Angelique Kidjo was born in Cotonou, Benin. Her father is from the Fon people of Ouidah and her mother from the Yorouba people. By the time she was six, Kidjo was performing with her mother's theatre group, giving her an early appreciation for traditional music and dance. She started singing in her school band les Sphinx and found success as a teenager with her adaptation of Miriam Makeba's "Les Trois Z" which played on national radio. In 1981, She recorded hef first album "Pretty" with the Cameroonian producer Ekambi Brillant and her brother Oscar. The success of the album allowed het to travel all over West Africa.

Angélique Kidjo est une chanteuse béninoise née en jullet 1960, quelques semaines avant l'indépendance de l'ex-Dahomey. Son père est un Fon de Ouidah et sa mère, Yorouba. Dès l'âge de six ans, elle intègre la troupe de théâtre de sa mère, ce qui naitre en elle le goût pour les musiques et les danses traditionnelles. Elle commence à chanter au sein du groupe Les Sphinx et, adolescente, rencontre le succès grâce à son adaptation pour la radio nationale de la chanson de Miriam Makeba "Les Trois Z". En 1981, Elle enregistre son premier album "Pretty" avec l'aide de son frère, le célèbre trompetiste Oscar Kidjo, et du producteur Camerounais Ekambi Brillant. Le succès de cet album lui a permis de faire un grande tournée en Afrique de l'Ouest.

9 comments:

S A Stevens said...

Many thanks! I had seen mention of this album, now I get to hear it!

Kostas from Greece said...

Hello my friend,
I never have seen this album.
Many thanks...
Please the track A4 is missing...
Please take care of it.
Many thanks again and again...

Dollar Dokpo said...

Please someone tell me the path to hear this album

Oro said...

link is fixed

Danijel Milosevic said...

Incredible, I've been looking for this album for 10 years, even planned to go to Africa :)
THANKS!

youssouf said...

Hello, friend! Sorry to say link is dead. Would you be so kind to repost it, since I live in Argentina and it is impossible to find this album of Angelique here? Thank you very much for it! Kind regards

Peter Butén said...

Is there any possibility of getting hold of song A4, Gbe Agossi?
I've also been looking for this record for 10 years and only seen the two fragments of Gbe Agossi and Afiwa posted some years ago.

MusicaSobMedida said...

Link is dead. Would you repost it please? This album is rare. Kisses from Brasil.

Erickie said...

Yes please, would love to hear this album!!!
thanx
Eric