Grammy Award-winning Béninoise singer and human rights activist Angélique Kidjo just released her 13th album Eve, and it is pretty awesome. Ms. Kidjo assembled a powerhouse group of musicians (Christian McBride, Steve Jordan, Dr. John and the Kronos Quartet) for the record, which is dedicated to the women of Africa, and the effect is stunning.

Angélique graciously invited me to a rehearsal for her upcoming performance in The World Music Institute's concert series. As you'll see, Ms. Kidjo has a stellar voice, a beautiful smile, and she knows how to bust a move.