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Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo was born on July 14, 1960 in Ouidah, Benin. See full bio »

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Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond Soundtrack
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 2016 How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change (Documentary) (performer: "Summertime")
 2014 Blended (performer: "Yaki Yaki") / (writer: "Yaki Yaki")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.112 (2010) ... (performer: "Move On Up" - as Angelique Kidjo)
 2008 Disgrace (lyrics: "Agolo") / (music: "Agolo") / (performer: "Agolo")
 2008 Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday (Documentary) (performer: "Afrika", "Zelie" - as Angelique Kidjo) / (writer: "Afrika" - as Angelique Carmen Kidjo)
 2007 Weeds (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Pool and His Money (2007) ... (performer: "Little Boxes")
 2006 Blood Diamond (performer: "The Retreat Song (Jikele Maweni)")
  Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Dancing for Me (2005) ... (performer: "Conga Habanera (Latin Project RMX)") / (writer: "Conga Habanera (Latin Project RMX)")
 2005 Sahara (performer: "Wombo Lombo") / (writer: "Wombo Lombo")
 2004 Changing Times (performer: "Tumba", "Okan bale", "Les petits riens") / (writer: "Tumba", "Okan bale")
 2002 The Truth About Charlie (lyrics: "Les Enfants Perdus") / (performer: "Les Enfants Perdus")
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie ("Iwoya") / (performer: "Iwoya")
 2001 Far (performer: "Senie")
 1998 Bimboland (performer: "Yaki Yaki") / (writer: "Yaki Yaki")
 1998 Woubi Cheri (Documentary) (performer: "Malaïka")
 1998 Krippendorf's Tribe (performer: "The Sound of Drums" - as Angelique Kidjo) / (writer: "The Sound of Drums" - as Angelique Kidjo)
 1997 Oro verde (TV Series) (performer: "Agolo")
 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (performer: "Ife") / (writer: "Ife")
 1994 Street Fighter (performer: "Worth Fighting For") / (writer: "Worth Fighting For")
 1993 Caro diario (performer: "Batonga") / (writer: "Batonga" - as A. Kidjo)
 1993 My Favorite Season (performer: "Malaïka")
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Angelique Kidjo

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Benin has little tradition of harmony in the south where I come from. The north has a lot more, but the south has more rhythms, which are absolutely fantastic and people don't know them. There's one village specifically dedicated to the drum. When you get there you can go and choose your tree, cut it down and make your percussion from it. The challenge for me is adding the harmonies that the ... See more »

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