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Angélique Kidjo
In conversation with Lorraine Ali, Music Editor, Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2014

Hailed as one of the most inspiring women of our time, musician and activist Angélique Kidjo shares the story of her world in the memoir Spirit Rising, from the communist regime of her native Benin to her work as a UNICEF Ambassador and activist promoting education for all girls in Africa. Kidjo’s GRAMMY-Award winning music, rich with African rhythms, speaks to her own vibrancy, resilience, and to the hope she carries for the world’s spirit rising. Kidjo brought her electrifying presence to the Library in a special evening of conversation, story and song, where she performed excerpts from her new CD Eve, before embarking on a world tour.
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