Friday Music: Kidjo’s ‘Malaika’

We love you, Angélique! Angélique Kidjo sings Malaika.

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Image: A. Kidjo’s Twitter profile.

We’re happy to Angélique Kidjo all day; it’s the resonance of her voice that blows us away.

Malaika is a Swahili-language love song probably best known in the U.S. via Miriam Makeba’s rendition. Kidjo’s version, below, is sung with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s representative of her efforts to combine different music heritages for the sake of both artistry and bringing people together.

We love you, Angélique!