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Angélique Kidjo performs at the 1,000th NPR's Tiny Desk Concert. She sings the praises of the series: "The Tiny Desk Concerts bring the whole world into this tiny place where you can make miracles and wonder." Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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The nominees in this year's two "global music" categories for the Grammys include (from left): Burna Boy and WizKid (both from Nigeria), Benin superstar Angelique Kidjo, Hawaii's Daniel Ho and Femi Kuti (he's also Nigerian). Kevin Winter, Tristan Fewings, Ilya S. Savenok, Jason Merritt and Kristy Sparow/Getty Images hide caption

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Angélique Kidjo says she's proud that her career has helped pave the way for the success of other artists in Africa, but now she's taking it one step further. On her latest album, she collaborates with the next generation. Fabrice Mabillot/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With 'Mother Nature,' Angelique Kidjo Passes The Torch To Young African Musicians

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From top left, clockwise: Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mdou Moctar, Sunny Jain, Angélique Kidjo, Aerial East, Saint Sister. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mdou Moctar, Angélique Kidjo, More

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Jane Bunnett and Maqueque were a musical highlight of 2019. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino Looks Back At The Best Music Of 2019

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Celia Cruz is one of the women featured in the Turning The Tables series. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Turning The Tables In Latin Music

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Angélique Kidjo's Celia is one of the best albums of the year so far. Laurent Seroussi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Best Music Of 2019 (So Far)

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Vocalist Angelique Kidjo pays tribute to Celia Cruz on her new album, Celia. Laurent Seroussi/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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How Angélique Kidjo Brings Out The Africa Of Celia Cruz's Catalog

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Jorja Smith's debut album, Lost & Found, is one of the standouts for June 8 releases. Rashid Babiker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 8: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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"It doesn't matter how hard the subject is, make it danceable," Angélique Kidjo says. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Angélique Kidjo Connects Talking Heads With Her African Roots

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Clockwise from upper left: James Blake, Luluc, Angelique Kidjo, Gabriella Cohen Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: James Blake, Luluc, Angelique Kidjo Covers Talking Heads

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