Episode 48 : Angélique Kidjo

There are few people in the world as inspiring and empowering as Angélique Kidjo. That comes through vibrantly in her music, but the legendary Beninese singer-songwriter walks the walk as well—having established the incredible Batonga Foundation, which supports and educates women and girls in need in Africa. On today's episode, host Lior Phillips chats with the legend about her first performances, her dream festival, opening for Miriam Makeba and Vampire Weekend, covering Talking Heads, the perpetually spreading influence of African music, and so much more.

Head here for more on the Batonga Foundation.

Head here for more info on Angélique Kidjo's excellent new album, Celia, and her upcoming tour dates.

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