YahooNews: Congratulations to Angelique Kidjo!  Angelique the 54-year-old singer is known for her activism, on Sunday won her second Grammy for World Music album for “Eve,” a tribute to the continent’s women.  She has pressed for action on climate change and for a more sustained effort to improve public health in West Africa in the wake of the Ebola crisis. Angelique is one of the biggest African musicians on the world stage,

Angelique Kidjo

The Beninese singer in accepted her award at a ceremony in Los Angeles said

“This album is dedicated to the women of Africa — to their beauty and resilience,” “Women of Africa — you rock!”…”For me, music is a weapon of peace, and today more than ever, as artists we have a role to play in the stability of this world,” Kidjo said as she accepted the .

Kidjo, who is based primarily in New York, returned to Benin for “Eve” and traveled with a recorder, taping the cadences and harmonies of women’s choirs. Read more here.

 

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