Djin Djin - Angelique Kidjo

Razor & Tie

Angelique Kidjo is a petite performer with a grand musical vision. Her last three albums formed a trilogy that traced African music to the United State, Brazil and the Caribbean. For her eleventh release called ‘Djin Djin’, she follows up all that exploration with a return to the country of her birth, the tiny West African nation of Benin. But, rather than taking a self-indulgent journey back into her past, she’s chosen to reinvent the music of her heritage through a diverse supporting cast of pop’s most famous names. This bewitching new CD features guest appearances and duets with Alicia Keys, Peter Gabriel, Joss Stone, Josh Grobin, Branford Marsalis and Carlos Santana. Once again Ms Kidjo shows us that Africa is one thread that weaves through the music of the entire world. Key Tracks: Salala with Peter Gabriel, Papa, Senamou featuring Amadou & Mariam.