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Annie O Presents: Angelique Kidjo

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Angelique Kidjo’s next album, due April 19, will be “Celia,” a tribute to the Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz. “Quimbara,” the first cover, was one of Cruz’s signature songs in the 1970s. "Kidjo reconnects the salsa original to West Africa, layering the song with a tumbling six-beat rhythm, a brass-band undertow and a tangle of scurrying guitar lines while she belts with enough grit to rival Cruz herself.” - The New York Times. Annie O is welcoming Angelique back to Standard Sounds at TOTS, on April 16.

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Eli “Paperboy” Reed: How Memphis Inspired Him

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After a decade of cutting records and performing everywhere from the Juke Joint of Clarksdale, MS to the Chicago congregation of blues legend Mitty Collier, Eli “Paperboy” Reed returns on April 12 with 99 Cent Dreams—a raucous, horn-drenched love letter to the timeless American music that’s influenced his sound. Our East Village music maven, Annie O, caught up with Eli ahead of the new album and his show at The Standard, East Village’s Penthouse on Monday. 

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Annie O Presents: Ariana and the Rose

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New York native Ariana and the Rose has a stellar knack for channeling the fantastic, the otherworldly, and the heartfelt into her music. Her EP 'Retrograde' was heralded by Billboard for being lyrically sincere, sonically enveloping synth-pop. With her richly emotional storytelling and enthralling visuals, Ariana aspires to make you dance with feeling as you enter her world. 

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Annie O Presents: Alex Lilly

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Alex Lilly brings her debut album 2% Milk to The Standard, East Village‘s Penthouse, as part of the Annie O Music Series. “Her voice is supple and relaxed; she often sounds like a smile is tugging at the corners of her mouth.” - The New York Times. Lilly is based in Los Angeles and has been writing songs while also working as a keyboardist and backup singer on tour with Beck, Lorde and others. Annie O caught up with Lilly before her show on March 18 at the hotel.

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Annie O Presents: A-Wa

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“Who are these women in high top sneakers and djellabas, and where have they been all their lives?” said Vogue.... We sat down with them!

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Annie O Presents: Addi McDaniel

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The Brooklyn-based singer hailed as “a dynamo with a brass-plated voice” by the LA Times, Addi McDaniel takes the Penthouse at The Standard, East Village as part of Annie O's series. we caught up with the talent to find out what inspires her and what we can expect from her performance. 

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