Chan Centre Presents

Angélique Kidjo

Sat October 13 2012 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

For more than twenty years, “Africa’s premier diva” (Time Magazine) has exuberantly shown the world that the music of her home continent is universal. Born in Benin, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo is one of Africa’s most internationally celebrated female musicians. Recently listed as one of the Guardian’s Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World, Kidjo is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a tireless campaigner for women’s health and girls’ education in Africa.

The prolific Kidjo has released twelve acclaimed albums during her long and celebrated career including her latest, Spirit Rising. Singing in English and French as well as Fon and Yorùbá from her native West Africa, Kidjo draws inspiration from Afropop, Caribbean zouk, Congolese rumba, jazz, gospel, and Latin styles. She has collaborated with many popular recording artists including Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, and Alicia Keys.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the unstoppable musical force that is Angélique Kidjo.

 

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Sat October 13 2012 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall