August 3, 2022 – 6:30 am

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Glastonbury 2022 [no label, 1CD]

West Holts Stage, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK; June 26, 2022. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV broadcast).

Thanks to smiler40 for sharing the HDTV broadcast at Dime.

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Benin-born Angélique Kidjo is one among the African continent’s most recognisable artists, whose fusion of myriad African musical types and traditions with modern western pop, Latin jazz and past laid the groundwork not just for at the moment’s Afro-pop explosion but additionally for the way forward-thinking, experimental and actually international a pop musician will be. She’s launched greater than 18 albums, labored with the likes of Alicia Keys, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel and Herbie Hancock, has launched an album of Talking Heads covers and a tribute to salsa legend Celia Cruz. Her 2021 album Mother Nature featured a few of the largest next-gen African stars, reminiscent of Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy and Sampa the Great, the latter two who’ve additionally carried out throughout the weekend. This is Kidjo’s first Glastonbury.

When you first heard Afrobeats [the umbrella term for the pop sound that blends highlife, juju, R&B and hip-hop] stars like Wizkid and Tiwa Savage from Nigeria, what did you consider their music and this new sound that was coming by way of?

I predicted this could occur. The factor that will get me is the reality that every one of them have been impressed by my music. And for me to hear my music performed by this new technology signifies that I’ve had an influence that I didn’t even know. What is actually attention-grabbing to me is to see that lastly what I’ve been dreaming of doing once I was there may be coming to life. The know-how allowed them to be artists in their very own proper, with out relying on anyone, particularly not the westerner, to dictate what they’ve to do. Me, I had to flee my nation [to Paris in the 1980s] due to communist dictatorship and I didn’t have the know-how that exists at the moment. These African artists at the moment can have their very own profession, unapologetically, not having to reply to anybody.

Does it really feel like we’ve come a good distance since the period of calling non-western music “world music”?

I hate that phrase. I’ve at all times hated that phrase. Rock’n’roll got here from Africa. The individuals determined to name us one music, that’s based mostly on ignorance. It’s a special sort of slavery, a musical slavery. And I’ve at all times been outdoors that as a result of I’ve at all times performed what I wished to do. My music isn’t to please the critics, it’s to please the public.

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Track 01. Crosseyed And Painless 5:49
Track 02. Africa, One Of A Kind 3:53
Track 03. Do Yourself 4:06
Track 04. Bemba Colora 4:19
Track 05. Once In A Lifetime 5:56
Track 06. One Africa (Independance Cha-Cha) 4:05
Track 07. Meant For Me 5:00
Track 08. Choose Love 4:15
Track 09. Mother Nature 3:48
Track 10. Free And Equal 3:22
Track 11. Afirika 6:47
Track 12. Pata Pata 5:07
57 mins

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