MOVE ON UP - Angelique Kidjo with Bono and John Legend featuring the Bill T. Jones' FELA! Dancers. Directed by Kevin J. Custer.
Continuing to garner acclaim for OYO, an album of music that inspired her while growing up in Benin, the album's first video for the single "Move On Up" featuring guest vocals from Bono and John Legend as well as the imagery, and appearances by the dancers, of the acclaimed musical FELA!, which is currently nominated for 11 Tony Awards. http://www.felaonbroadway.com/
"The success of the FELA! musical on Broadway is the indisputable sign that people are now interested in the true richness, depth and beauty of African culture," said Angelique Kidjo. "I feel that the music from my continent is a universal language that can create a bond between all the different cultures of the world and this is what the musical is about. Collaborating with the FELA! dancers on the 'Move On Up' video has been an amazing experience for me: The Musical and the song carry the same message of joy and hope for the future of Africa and for the future of people everywhere.