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Another win for Benin’s Angélique Kidjo “Best World Music Album” at 2016 Grammy Award
“I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the traditional musicians in Africa, in my country, to all the young generation,”
Angelique Kidjo from Benin, Africa is one of Africa’s most prominently, sensational, musician; has now won her third golden Grammy award for the second consecutive year. Dominating past Malawi’s Zomba Prison Project and South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This marvelous singer-song writer / activist is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. She Describes her Grammy award winning album “SINGS” as an artistic challenge due to implementing the actions of African bands closely following the soloist straying from the standard Western orchestras that play off refined scores.
The 55-year-old singer states that she has been consistently fighting for a positive image of Africa for a long time and believes music could connect the world and encourage peace. Filled with joy she says, “I have to continue working… to open the way for many artists from Africa to come.” Congratulations Angelique on your Grammy win!