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Kelele is an original song by Angélique Kidjo that celebrates the joy to be found singing, making music, and generally making noise. Before a performance of Kelele in London in 2010, Kidjo explained that she often takes her music and language from many parts of Africa—including Nigeria, Ghana, Congo and Senegal—and puts them in her own, internal shaker to make a musical 'smoothie'. Rather than translate the African text into English that doesn’t fully capture the richness of Kidjo’s unique language, therefore, we’ve decided not to include any text for her song at all—to allow us all to appreciate her totally idiosyncratic and linguistically original work on its own terms.

from notes by The King's Singers © 2017


The King's Singers - Gold
Studio Master: SIGCD500Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on SIGCD500 CD1 [3'10] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD500 disc 1 track 4

Recording date
28 February 2017
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Michael Gerrard
Hyperion usage
  1. Hyperion sampler - December 2017 (HYP201712)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: November 2017
    Download-only sampler
  2. The King's Singers - Gold (SIGCD500)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: November 2017
    Download only
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