Spirit Rising

Spirit Rising

My Life, My Music

Book - 2014
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Grammy Award-winning singer Ang#65533;lique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality, and how she's prompting others all around the world to reach for theirs as well.

Born in the West African nation of Benin, Ang#65533;lique Kidjo grew up surrounded by the rich sounds, rhythms, and storytelling of traditional Beninese culture. When the Communists took over, they silenced her dynamic culture and demanded that she sing in praise of them. In Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, Ang#65533;lique reveals the details of her dangerous escape into France, and how she rose from poverty to become a Grammy Award-winning artist and an international sensation at the top of Billboard's World Albums chart. She also explains why it's important to give back by sharing stories from her work as a UNICEF ambassador and as founder of the Batonga Foundation, which gives African girls access to education.

Desmond Tutu has contributed the foreword to this remarkable volume; Alicia Keys has provided an introduction. Her eloquent, inspiring narrative is paired with more than one hundred colorful photographs documenting Ang#65533;lique's life and experiences, as well as a sampling of recipes that has sustained her on her remarkable odyssey.

Publisher: New York : HarperDesign an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062071798
0062071793
Characteristics: 255 pages : illustrated (some color), portraits ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Wenrick, Rachel

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