n Conflict Trends - Angélique Kidjo on politics, education and identity : interview

Volume 2008, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Yvonne Kasumba, Walter Lotze and Karishma Rajoo of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) were privileged to interview and discuss music, politics, education and identity with the Grammy Award-winning musician from Benin, Angélique Kidjo. She was once described by Bono, of the Irish rock band U2, as the "galvanizing voice of Sub-Saharan Africa". Kidjo is not only a celebrated international musician, but has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's fund (UNICEF) since July 2002. Her music, which draws upon a variety of influences and languages, not only entertains, but also carries sociopolitical undertones.

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