The proudly African Angelique Kidjo to home her third Grammy award yesternight for her album “SINGS” in the Best World Music album category at the 5th Grammy awards. I am proud of this Amazon!
The album is a collection of her songs infused with Western classical traditions in a collaboration with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
This is the second straight year that Kidjo has won the Best World Music Album prize, after last year’s “Eve” that paid tribute to African women.
The extraordinary Benenise musician had great words for Africa in her acceptance speech too. …
“I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the traditional musicians in Africa, in my country, to all the young generation,” Kidjo said.
“Africa is on the rise, Africa is positive, Africa is joyful,” she said. “Let’s get together and be one with music, and say no to hate and violence,” she said to applause.
SEE FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE
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