Angelique Kidjo's New Album "Eve" #1 Worldwide!

Extraordinary U.S. Press Includes NPR, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and From London: The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Sunday Times & More

U.S. Tour Kicks Off in February

"Her clear, evocative voice provides a constant through songs that convey exhilaration and longing." 3 Stars--USA Today

Jan 30, 2014, 06:00 ET from 429 Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is celebrating her #1 chart position worldwide for the release of her extraordinary new album Eve, a vibrant collection of songs dedicated to the power of African womanhood, particularly those women she grew up with in her native Benin, which was released this week on 429 Records. Eve hit #1 on the World Music charts around the world in markets including the U.S., UK, Canada and Germany. The album has garnered a staggering amount of press, including an interview on NPR's "All Things Considered" which aired this past weekend (link below), an NPR "First Listen" album stream, interviews in the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Sunday Times (UK), New York Times and many more. In addition, Angelique will embark on a tour of the United States beginning in February. Angelique Kidjo's Eve was made available worldwide on 429 Records January 28th.


Says Kidjo: "The response to Eve has been so wonderful. It reinforces my belief that it is time now for Africa and especially for African women to shine!"

Angelique Kidjo is currently promoting the release of her autobiography, Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, available now through Harper Collins.

Eve track listing:

  1. M'Baamba (Kenyan Song)
  2. Shango Wa
  3. Eva (featuring ASA)
  4. Interlude: Agbade
  5. Bomba (featuring Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend)
  6. Hello (featuring Trio Teriba)
  7. Blewu
  8. Kamoushou
  9. Kulumbu (featuring Dr. John)
  10. Interlude: Kletedjan
  11. Ebile (featuring Kronos Quartet)
  12. Awalole (featuring the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg)
  13. Bana (featuring Yvonne Kidjo)
  14. Orisha
  15. Interlude: Wayi
  16. Coari

U.S. Tour Dates:

Feb 5

Durham, NC

Hayti Heritage Center


Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse

Feb 8

Charlotte, NC

McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square

Feb 9

Charleston, WV

Mountain Stage, Creative Arts Center

Feb 11

Chicago, IL

City Winery

Feb 13

Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College-Finney Chapel

Feb 14

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo State College PAC

Feb 15

New York, NY

Town Hall

Feb 16

Washington, DC

GWU Lisner Auditorium

Feb 18

Philadelphia, PA

Prince Music Theatre

Feb 19

Bethlehem, PA

Musikfest Cafe, Arts Center @ Steel Stacks

Feb 20

Ridgefield, CT

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Feb 22

Sherbrooke, Quebec

Theatre Granada

Feb 23

Somerville, MA

Somerville Theater

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429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia, the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award-winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

SOURCE 429 Records