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Angélique Kidjo

An Open Letter to World Leaders

Malala Yousafzai | Posted 01.15.2015 | Impact
Malala Yousafzai

If this does not change, we fear you and your fellow leaders could be sleep-walking the world towards one of the greatest failures of recent history. It's not too late to rise to the occasion.

With New Album and Book, Kidjo Gives Voice to Women of Africa

Marty Lipp | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

A new album, a new book, a special performance at Carnegie Hall. After 40 years in the public eye, the whirlwind that is singer Angelique Kidjo seems to have found a cruising speed that suits her.

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

A Tribute to My Mother, Who Taught Me to Succeed Against the Odds

Angelique Kidjo | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Angelique Kidjo

For this Mother's Day, I want to pay tribute to my mom Yvonne. She still has a great influence on my life.

Sing for International Women's Day -- with UN Women

Beth Blatt | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Beth Blatt

"One Woman" has reached people all around the world with its message of women's empowerment. It has already spawned a Chinese version, and an Arabic version is about to be released on International Women's Day.

Angélique Kidjo Celebrates Women and Human Rights With "Eve"

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

In addition to her music, Kidjo has a boundless passion for women's empowerment and human rights. She is an advocate for girls' education and a fighter against genital mutilation, early marriage, and violence against women.

How Nelson Mandela Changed My World

Angelique Kidjo | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Angelique Kidjo

What my father told me was exactly what Mandela said when he got out of jail. He asked the South African people to rewrite their songs, to resist their first impulse. He said: Please do not to be defined by the prejudices of your enemies.

Top 15 Song Tributes to Madiba in Honor of Mandela Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Nelson Mandela, whose July 18th birthday is known and celebrated worldwide as Mandela Day, is hugely influential and inspirational to musicians, who've found it easy to wrap poetry and melodies around the leader's tragic and triumphant life since.

Spoleto Serves Up a Sweet (and Spicy) Summer Serenade

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

Everything about Charleston's Spoleto Festival spells summer to a born-and-bred South Carolinian like me: Seersucker. Symphonies. Sopranos. Sweat!

Group Launches African Philanthropy Forum

www.forbes.com | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact

A small group of African philanthropists including singer Angelique Kidjo have joined together to create the African Philanthropy Forum, an affiliate ...

One Woman: 25 Musical Artists for UN Women

Beth Blatt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Beth Blatt

I believe in the power of popular song to change the world.

African Artists Unite On Sahel Food Crisis

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

More than 18 million people across West and Central Africa are facing a food crisis. This is a fact. 18 million people are hungry and, along with ai...

On the Culture Front: Krapp's Last Tape, John Schaefer Celebrates 30 Years, Private Lives and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes theater thrives on the simplest pleasures. A couple actors on a bare stage. This was the case at the last event for Carnegie Hall's young donor group, the Notables.

African Women: A Celebration of Achievements

Atim Oton | Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

As an African woman, I declare: The Nobel Prize got it right, it celebrated three African Women. African Women are doing the work in the trenches. We often forget the doers and usually acknowledges the talkers.

From Woody Guthrie to Little Nut Tree: Chatting With Rob Wasserman and Dan Zanes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On Woody Guthrie: "in a short life he saw so much, but he was really present and there with people. I think he's just really vital, not just in his vision, but as a spokesman for America."

A-List Moms Team with Starbucks to Ensure "Every Mother Counts"

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Christy Turlington hopes the "Every Mother Counts" CD -- and her advocacy initiative of the same name -- will bring attention to maternal health issues in the weeks leading up to Mother's Day.

WATCH: INTERNATIONAL ART: World Festival Of Black Arts And Cultures In Dakar This Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

1966 marked the first ever World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures held in Dakar, Senegal; this celebratory event brought together people of differe...

Angelique Kidjo and "The Sound of the Drum"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Beninoise singer Angelique Kidjo has had a spectacular year. In April she released her newest album, OYO, where she revisited the music that inspired ...

Ahead of World Cup, UN Teams Up With Soccer, Music Stars in Quest for Goals

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

Looking at soccer rules, some often point to certain parallels -- metaphorical and otherwise -- between how the game is played and the way the UN tries to do its job.

Play > Skip: New Music for April 6

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

Slash steps out from his long Guns N' Roses shadow, Madonna proves that rust never sleeps, Bob Dylan's son, Jakob, recruits a childhood mentor, Benin's bold beauty Angelique Kidjo bedazzles...

HuffPost Video Debut: Angelique Kidjo with Fela!, Plus Los Lobos, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and A Conversation With Darrell Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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"Vital Voices" Honors Andeisha Farid in Washington

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I spoke to Andeisha Farid yesterday in Washington yesterday, who was pleased to have just met Michelle Obama. Hillary Clinton then spoke about her in...

Peter Buffett and Angelique Kidjo Release Single to Support Girls in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years. I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF G...

Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed "Diplomatic Viewpoint"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first "Diplomatic Viewpoint" for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched tw...

CARE Shows You Why to Celebrate International Women's Day on March 4

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

CARE is honoring International Women's Day with their stirring presentation of the Half The Sky performance, featuring a variety of celebrities who will share stories and songs from the powerful book.