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Angélique Kidjo on the strength & joy of life

When Angélique spoke to the Sydney Opera House for this interview, she had two Grammys to her name - she's up to 4 now. In this classic interview from the archives, she discusses how music can build bridges and the inspiration behind her 2014 album Eve.

During COVID-19 and the recent protests in America, she has been vocal.

""A society with no culture is not a society that survives, it's impossible because we are not just logic, we are spirituality, we are art – it's part of our DNA," she told AFP.

"Without black music, there's no modern music."

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