Keep On Moving - The Best Of
Keep On Moving - The Best Of
Genre:Afro Pop
Catalogue Number:WRASS030
Release Date:2001-04-23
Description:Born in Benin, Angelique Kidjo's first performing experience was as a six year old actor-dancer in her mother's theatre troupe. From that point on, music became her sole passion. As a teenager, Kidjo was inspired to write songs by the sounds of Hendrix, Santana, Miriam Makeba, Fela Kuti, James Brown, the Beatles and Aretha Franklin. Difficulties with the political environment in her homeland, prompted Kidjo to relocate to Paris. Established as one of Paris's top live acts, Kidjo was quickly discovered by Chris Blackwell and signed on Mango. Her style of music varies from afro-funk, reggae, samba, salsa, gospel, jazz, Zairean rumba, souk and makossa which combined together creates her soulful unique sound of music. This album is the Best of all of her work, personally selected by Angelique, along with sleeve notes written by her. It includes 2 unique tracks; “Summertime” a track specially recorded for Island Records but was never been put on any of her albums and “Tourner La Page” which was only put on the Oremi album for the Japanese market.
Review:This compilation draws from the five albums she recorded between 1990 and 1998 plus a rather good previously unreleased version of "Summertime" Songlines