A Conversation with Angélique Kidjo, the Grammy Award-Winning Beninese Singer-Songwriter

Oct 24, 2017

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with Angélique Kidjo, the internationally acclaimed Beninese singer-songwriter and activist, who routinely speaks out for human rights and female empowerment as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Named "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine and "the undisputed queen of African music" by The Daily Telegraph of London, Kidjo creates infectious music that draws upon Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles; she has collaborated in the recording studio with (to name but a few) Alicia Keys, Bono, and Philip Glass. With UNICEF, Kidjo works to raise awareness for such causes as gender equality, education, and conservation. Next week, on Tuesday the 24th, Kidjo will deliver a free-to-the-public TU Presidential Lecture. This talk begins at 7:30pm in the Renolds Center on the TU campus. (More info is posted on the TU website.)