Angélique Kidjo - Bemba Colorá

Angelique’s new album Celia pays tribute to Celia Cruz, “the Queen of Salsa,” and explores Cruz’s African roots. It is a testament to Kidjo’s lifelong adoration for the Cuban-born Cruz; Kidjo first saw Cruz perform when she was growing up in Benin. This take on “Bemba Colora,” one of Cruz’s famous hits, features British saxophonist Shabaka Hutchins and his fiery tuba/drums trio Sons of Kemet. Kidjo soars on this fast-paced take, heavily laced with afrobeat touchstones including the farfisa organ.

Angélique Kidjo - Bemba Colorá

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