Ibrahim Maalouf & Angélique Kidjo - Songlines Music Awards 2023 Nominee | Songlines

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Ibrahim Maalouf & Angélique Kidjo
Queen of Sheba on Mister Ibé

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Ibrahim Maalouf & Angélique Kidjo Queen Of Sheba

Kidjo and the French-Lebanese composer Maalouf conceived this seven-part suite about the Queen of Sheba’s journey out of Africa to visit King Solomon in Jerusalem as the perfect vehicle to blend their two musical cultures. Kidjo sings with her usual grace and power while Maalouf’s arrangements, which weave classical, jazz and rock tropes into the Afro-Middle Eastern mix, are revelatory. 

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