Like all Royce Carlton Speakers, Angélique Kidjo is exclusively represented by Royce Carlton, Inc. for lectures and speaking engagements.
"I work with everyone who believes that music is the tool of peace. For me, music is the only form of art that connects the entire world.” — Angelique Kidjo
Celebrating her exceptional courage in standing up to injustice, Amnesty International will be honoring singer, musician, and activist Angélique Kidjo WOTJ “The Ambassador of Conscience Award” on May 28. Kidjo, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, has used her powerful voice to entertain, inspire, and inform as a bold advocate for human rights. Through her music, her speaking engagements, and in her memoir, Spirit Rising, she spreads a message of hope, believing that many of the world’s problems could be solved through education and female empowerment.
Angélique Kidjo’s amazing career began when she fled the West African country of Benin, following the Communist takeover that challenged her freedom of artistic expression. 30 years, 12 albums, and three Grammys later, she has sold out Carnegie Hall, has collaborated with Alicia Keys, Bono, and Philip Glass, and has been personally requested to perform by President Barack Obama. Angélique Kidjo is living proof that music has no color, no language, and no boundaries.