Congratualtions are in order for musician Angelique Kidjo.
The now three-time Grammy Winner took home her latest award during Monday night’s 58th Annual show in the Best World Music category for her song, “Sings.”
While her win wasn’t shown on-air during the live broadcast, it is a moment that none of us should have missed.
From her exuberant reaction to winning to her poignant speech, Ms. Kidjo, we salute you!
“Angelique Kidjo SINGS with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg with Gast Waltzing” wins the Grammy for Best World Music album!”I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the traditional musicians in Afhttps://www.essence.com/node/855161/editrica, in my country, and all the young generation, the new African music, vibrant, joyful music that comes from my continent that you have to get yourself to discover. Africa is on the rise. Africa is positive. Africa is joyful. Let’s get together and be one through music and say no to hate and violence through music. Thank you”” Je veux dédier ce Grammy á tous les musiciens traditionnels en Afrique et dans mon pays. Et aussi à la nouvelle generation, la nouvelle musique africaine qui est joyeuse et qui vient de mon continent. Il faut la découvrir. L’Afrique est en marche, elle est positive. Regroupons nous et refusons la haine et la violence grâce à la musique. Merci”Listen to SINGS here:https://youtu.be/pBvo9kUB6QU
Posted by Angélique Kidjo on Monday, February 15, 2016