'Eve' (due out 1/28) is the latest from Angelique Kidjo. Listen to the first single "Eva," featuring Nigerian/French soulstress Asa.
<p>Beninese icon <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/02/22/video-angelique-kidjo-at-carnival-in-brazil/" target="_blank">Angélique Kidjo</a></strong> returns to diva-dom with an upcoming ode to women across the continent. The collaboration rich <em>Eve</em> (due out 1/28 via <a href="https://www.facebook.com/429records" target="_blank">429 Records</a>) features the joint efforts of <strong>Vampire Weekend</strong>'s <strong>Rostam Batmanglij</strong>, <strong>Kronos Quartet</strong>, NOLA legend <strong>Dr. John</strong>, as well as Kenyan and Beninese women's choirs. The first single "Eva" (not to be confused with the album name) showcases a double dose of vocals from Nigerian/French soulstress <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/12/04/asa-singer-the-way-i-feel-video/" target="_blank">Asa</a></strong>. Listen below and stay tuned for more news on Angélique Kidjo, including her autobiographical book <em>Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music</em> (due out 1/7).</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116420535&color=8e56e0&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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