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Oremi

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Download links and information about Oremi by Angélique Kidjo / Angelique Kidjo. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, World Music, Pop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 51:57 minutes.

Artist: Angélique Kidjo / Angelique Kidjo
Release date: 1998
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, World Music, Pop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 51:57
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Introduction 0:38
2. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 3:49
3. Never Know 4:44
4. Babalao 4:30
5. Loloye 3:52
6. Itche Koutche 5:56
7. Open Your Eyes 4:28
8. Yaki Yaki 3:43
9. Give It Up 4:23
10. Oremi 3:48
11. Orubaba 4:16
12. No Worry 3:40
13. We Are One 4:10

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There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe adequately the power and beauty of Angelique Kidjo's voice. Here are a few: Sweeping, soaring, shiny, gruff, pliant, honey sweet, tough enough to pierce steel. On Oremi ("Friends"), Kidjo uses her profound instrument to explore a fusing of music from African and its diasporas: a funky blend of dance grooves and reflective mid-tempo soul stirrers. But the bridges go beyond musical blends. A native of Benin, Kidjo tends to sing in Fon, her regional language, but here English blends in seamlessly on R&B chillout "Never Know" (featuring Cassandra Wilson) and the glittery trip-bop of "No Worry." The whole album shimmers with these lush textures, from the Branford Marsalis's rump shaking sax solo "Itche Koutche" to the sublime cover of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" to the South African background singers who appear on every track. Blending international concerns, multinational collaborations, and that voice, Kidjo has created something new and timeless.