Angelique Kidjo - Eve
Label: 429 RECORDS
2014 album from the Grammy-winning Beninoise singer, songwriter and activist, On Eve, named for her own mother as well as the mythical mother of all living, Kidjo builds on this ever-evolving legacy with a 13-track, three interlude set of melodically rich, rhythmically powerful expressions of female empowerment. These songs become all the more intimate and emotionally urgent with Kidjo's dynamic collaborations with traditional women s choirs from Kenya and various cities and villages in Benin. The singer and her newfound native lady friends sing in a wide array of native Beninese languages, including Fon (Kidjo's first language), Yoruba, Goun, and Mina.