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ANGELIQUE KIDJO

Over 20 artists and speakers announced for 20th WOMADelaide festival including Angelique Kidjo and David Suzuki


Image Credit WOMADelaide 2015, Tony Lewis

WOMADelaide has announced over 20 artists and speakers for its 20th festival, including Benin’s Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo, and Canadian academic and environmentalist David Suzuki. Set to kick off in Adelaide’s Botanic Park from 11–14 March 2016, click through for the first lineup.

Live Review: Angélique Kidjo - Sydney Opera House (12.04.15)


Photo Credit: Johnny Au

Coming to Australia all the way from Benin in West Africa is the beautiful, the wonderful Angélique Kidjo. She's a Grammy Award winning artist who has been described as "the undisputed queen of African music" and is no stranger to our shores, returning this past week to play Bluesfest in Byron Bay as well as a run of her own shows, including a very special night at the Sydney Opera House supported by another musical powerhouse, the one and only Mavis Staples.

Photo Gallery: Angelique Kidjo + Mavis Staples - Sydney Opera House (12.04.15)

Legendary R&B & Gospel singer Mavis Staples joined forces with Benin's Angelique Kidjo (pictured above) at the Sydney Opera House for an evening of stunning music. Part of the Bluesfest sideshow. Photos by Johnny Au.

Neneh Cherry, Caribou, Lykke Li and more announced for Sydney's 'Music at the House' series!

Another wonderful season of music has been announced to play out at the iconic Sydney Opera House, with the 'Music at the House' series being unveiled last night. A whole stack of amazing international performers from a whole range of music genres will be playing at the Opera House in the early months of next year, with live music fans now able to sign up for pre-sales and get to planning!

Bluesfest announces the reunion of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, plus more on their second artist announcement!

Well, this is pretty large, as far as additional line up announcements go. Bluesfest has always been known for bringing the artist announcements strongly, but their second round of acts revealed for the 2015 festival has gone and confirmed that once again, Bluesfest is set to be one of the festivals you're going to want to be at. Leading the charge is the first global performance of the reunited Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, with their Bluesfest show being their only Australian gig for 2015.

Album News Weekly: 12 December 2013

In This Issue: It's a MASSIVE week of announcements this time around. British bands Bombay Bicycle Club and Kaiser Chiefs both have albums coming out next year, and Aussie favourites John Butler Trio will also release an album early 2014. Elsewhere, we have African icon Angelique Kidjo, American folksters Band Of Horses, metalcore kings I Killed The Prom Queen and tons more from overseas. At home, Melbourne band Kissing Booth are making their first splash with their debut EP just having been released. Read on...

Sydney Festival Live Review: Sing The Truth ft. Angélique Kidjo + Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright - State Theatre (14.01.13)

Supported by a superb five piece band and some of the best songs in the history of music, it would be fair to say that Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright should have had a fairly easy night winning over their Sydney Festival crowd for the "Sing The Truth" concert - an evening of passionate song that honoured the music and spirit of the great women of music (as the Sydney Festival guide so aptly describes it).

Live Review: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day Four ft. John Butler Trio + Blue King Brown and more - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (08.04.12)

Our Day 4 began with Mama Kin, whose set mixed sassy keyboard progressions with big soul vocals and the odd ballad thrown in. Her inter-song stand-up routine engaged her very relaxed audience, as did an awkward-looking but gutsy-sounding drum solo.

Gig Announcements: The Necks, Kill City Creeps, Angelique Kidjo, Carl Cox, Ziggy Marley, The Never Ever, Leek & The War Wick Tragedy, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and more.

We have a massive one off gig announcement this week with bands such as The Necks, Kill City Creeps, Angelique Kidjo, Carl Cox, Ziggy Marley, The Never Ever, Leek And The War Wick Tragedy, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and more!

Bluesfest release the second lineup featuring Crosby, Still and Nash, The Specials and Seasick Steve

Look at that poster. Do you see that lineup? That's possibly the best lineup in 2012, and we aren't even in that year yet. But the organizers behind Byron Bay Bluesfest simply aren't content with words like best, fantastic, mind blowing; they just keep on adding to the already bumper list of names.