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Oyo

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CD

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Description

Angelique Kidjo returns to her roots to interpret the music that inspired her early life in Benin: Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, James Brown and Miriam Makeba, plus Beninese traditional music and songs from Hollywood and Bollywood Films.

Although ‘Oyo’ is primarily comprised of covers, the music is instantly recognizable as Kidjo’s: The first thing one hears at the outset of the album is her breathtaking voice, long-sustaining the first word of “Zelie”, a song written by Bella Bellow from Togo.

Oyo’ features two bonus tracks, the first, “You Can Count On Me” which has been used for a Unicef campaign and the second, “Agbalagba” which was inspired by Uwem Akpan’s book “Say You’re One Of Them”.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Zelie
  2. Samba Pa Ti feat. Roy Hargrove
  3. Move On Up feat. John Legend
  4. Lakutshona Llanga
  5. I've Got Dreams To Remember
  6. Kelele
  7. Monfe Ran E feat. Dianne Reeves
  8. Dil Main Chuppa Ke Pyar Ka
  9. Petite Fleur
  10. Afia
  11. Cold Sweat
  12. Out Of Africa
  13. Mbube
  14. Atcha Houn
  15. You Can Count On Me (from the Unicef Campaign)
  16. Agbalagba (inspired by Uwem Akpan's book "Say You're One of Them")
Release date Australia
February 22nd, 2010
Album Length (Minutes)
51:37
Label
Shock Records
Number of Discs
1
UPC
5021456172276
Product ID
3945382

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