World News    Angélique Kidjo, Fourth Winner Of The Antonio Carlos Jobim Award    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music


World News    Angélique Kidjo, Fourth Winner Of The Antonio Carlos Jobim Award    World Music at Global Rhythm - The Destination for World Music
Moroccan Sahara

Search

WORLD MUSIC NEWS
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC Profiles
  Artist Features
  World Music Legends
  Reggae Legends
  African Legends
Live Music Events
  World Music Concerts
  World Music Festivals
  World Music Clubs
Global Lifestile
  Travel
  Food
  Film
reviews
  Books
  DVD
  Live Music
WorldMusicFeatures
WORLD MUSIC CD ReVIEW
  Africa
  Asia & Far East
  Australia & Oceania
  Celtic & Irish
  Electronica
  Europe
  Greater Latin America
  Jazz
  Middle East & North Africa
  New Age & Avant Garde
  North American
  Reggae & Caribbean
  South Asia
  World Fusion
WORLD MUSIC links
back issues
 

Deutsch
Franais
Espa ol
Italiano
Portuguese
Japanese
Chinese





World News

Print Page
E-mail to Friend E-mail to Editor
Angélique Kidjo, Fourth Winner Of The Antonio Carlos Jobim Award
Published June 28, 2007

African singer Angelique Kidjo was honored by the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal when it gave her the Antonio Carlos Jobim Award last night. The artist was presented the prize by Laurent Saulnier, vice-president of programming of the Festival, at a press conference. The artist also received the award on stage at her concert, in the Spectrum de Montreal, as part of Les Couleurs SAQ series.

Angélique Kidjo is the 4th laureate of the Antonio Carlos Jobim Award. Created in 2004 on the 25th anniversary of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, each year the award is given to an artist distinguished in the field of world music whose influence on the evolution of jazz and cultural crossover is widely recognized.

Her music is a mixture of influences from her native Benin and American R&B, funk and jazz. She has been a repeat Grammy nominee and has worked with the likes of Dave Matthews, Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Branford Marsalis and Amadou and Mariam. Her latest album, Djin Djin, a favorite with the critics, is a true gem. But what is most distinct about this top-rate African singer is her way of singing and of making music without boundaries: her highly palpable energy, charisma and joie de vivre make her one totally irresistible artist, endowed with a voice that is unique.

As the winner of the Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, Angélique Kidjo follows in the footsteps of Salif Keita (2006), Khaled (2005) and Ibrahim Ferrer (2004).

RSS Feeds

ADVERTISING LINKS

Roland
Fes Festival
Lawson Sideblock
Globe Trekker 120 150
emusicsideblock

 


GoNomad
sonicbids

Contact us | Press Room | Contests | About Global Rhythm magazine | Advertise / Media Kit
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use
| Global Rhythm Contributors | Link to Us | Back Issues

Copyright © 2008 Zenbu Media. All rights reserved.

Powered by Ecomsolutions.net