Angelique Kidjo


What Bob Marley meant to the world

On what would have been his 70th birthday, we ask: How did Bob Marley become Bob Marley? "He was the hero of the youth when I grew up in Benin," says singer Angelique Kidjo. "The day he died all the schools closed."


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Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman profiles Congolese musician Shiko Mawatu. He came to the U.S. in 2004 and is now a nominee for an NAACP Image award.

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Global Hit Fairuz

Many listeners wrote in after last week's conversation with singer Angelique Kidjo about music on her iPod. One song stood out for listeners as a memory from their past, but it had a different title. The World's Marco Werman tries to crack the case.

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Angelique Kidjo and Ibrahim Sylla

PRI's The World talks with Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo about her honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music and with legendary West African record producer Ibrahim Sylla about the differences between West African pop music and 'world music.'