The Green Quote: Singer Angélique Kidjo Links Environmentalism To Music
“Music is a universal language, and the environment is a universal place for every human being. I’ve travelled around the world with my music and I’ve seen the power of music bringing everybody together despite language, color – despite the culture where we come from.
“You go around and you look in your country at things that have changed and … disappeared because of climate change. We are going to touch people by showing them this. By example, we are going to change their minds.”
– Musician Angélique Kidjo speaking at a UNICEF-sponsored United Nations Climate Summit event in Copenhagen. The singer was joined by eight UNICEF climate ambassadors, ages 14 to 17, to discuss how music bridges the divides of culture and age in the fight against climate change.