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Spirit rising : my life, my music

Author: Angélique Kidjo; Rachel Wenrick
Publisher: New York : HarperDesign an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- Opening: seeing new worlds -- Ready for the revolution -- The musician's life -- Say it loud -- Motherhood and Mother Earth -- Back to Benin -- Voodoo child -- The messenger -- Mutoto Kwanza -- Batonga -- My father's voice -- Epilogue -- Recipes.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Angélique Kidjo; Angélique Kidjo; Angélique Kidjo
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angélique Kidjo; Rachel Wenrick
ISBN: 0062071793 9780062071798
OCLC Number: 813929310
Description: 255 pages : illustrated (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Ready for the revolution --
The musician's life --
Say it loud --
Motherhood and mother earth --
Back to benin --
Voodoo child --
The messenger --
Mutoto kwanza --
Batonga --
My father's voice.
Responsibility: Angélique Kidjo with Rachel Wenrick ; foreword by Desmond Tutu ; introduction by Alicia Keys.

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Introduction -- Opening: seeing new worlds -- Ready for the revolution -- The musician's life -- Say it loud -- Motherhood and Mother Earth -- Back to Benin -- Voodoo child -- The messenger -- Mutoto Kwanza -- Batonga -- My father's voice -- Epilogue -- Recipes.

The singer, songwriter, and activist shares her story of escape from Africa, where her voice was censored by the Communist regime, to become a Grammy Award-winning, Billboard-topping musician and UNICEF Ambassador.

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"Spinning a dramatic soulful mix of text, photos, song lyrics, and even family recipes, Grammy-winning West African-born Angelique Kidjo ... takes us from her first vocal performance ... to her Read more...

 
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