Hosted by Helene

An hour of music and reflection, with a special focus on Angelique Kidjo, the West African singer-songwriter whose career has brought her into collaboration with a huge variety of musicians and genres, from jazz to pop to world music. Starting with the duet Angelique recorded with Yo-Yo Ma (check out the video of them recording it in separate rooms in 2020), Helene tells the story behind some of these incredibly powerful and life-affirming songs, and shares more familiar favorites too. An ear-opening, heart-warming listen for a winter night!

The image accompanying this episode is from Angelique Kidjo's Instagram feed - in it, she's getting ready to go onstage for "Lodger", Philip Glass's new Symphony 12 in Leipzig last week.