Song of the Week – May 25th

Salala by Angelique Kidjo featuring Peter Gabriel

This Benin born artist just released her 9th album “Djin Djin” which features collaborations with not just Gabriel but Ziggy Marley, Alicia Keys, Branford Marsalis, Carlos Santana, Joss Stone, Youssou N’Dour and Josh Groban (not going to see that combination of artists on many albums). If you’re into World Music this is a fantastic album. If you’re more of a mainstream Pop and Rock type, there are a lot of tracks that probably won’t appeal to you, but this single should. It’s very reminiscent of Afro Celt Sound System. The duet with Joss Stone covering Gimme Shelter is also pretty sweet. The duet with Groban is a struggle to get through…a slow depressing ballad.

Kidjo is touring in North America and Europe this Summer, with dates scattered across both continents. Part of the tour is opening for Josh Groban, and other dates are headliners.

Angelique Kidjo’s Website
Angelique Kidjo’s MySpace Page
Angelique Kidjo - Djin Djin

Song of the Week – May 18th
May 20, 2007, 12:43 am
Filed under: Joss Stone, Music, Song of the Week, urban soul

Joss Stone’s – Tell Me ‘Bout It

‘Introducing Joss Stone’ is an entire album designed to highlight Joss Stone’s soulful voice, but this track and the other single to date, ‘Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now’ are the strongest and hippest songs of the set.

Check out the videos and her North America tour dates: www.JossStone.com