“Her spirit is irrepressible, and she brings life to everything she touches.” - Peter Gabriel
Angélique Kidjo will perform music from her latest release Remain in Light - her reconstruction of the classic album from Talking Heads. Remain in Light has played a big part in Angélique’s life ever since she fled Benin to Paris in 1983 and discovered Talking Heads music. We will also hear music from Angélique’s long artist career.
Afro-funk, reggae, samba, salsa, gospel, jazz, Zairean rumba, zouk, and makossa are combined through the music of soulful, Benin-born, Paris-based vocalist Angélique Kidjo. Born in Benin (West Africa), Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine. Kidjo's internationally acclaimed repertoire includes collaborations with various recording artists such as Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Branford Marsalis, Joss Stone, and many more. Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy; by promoting education for girls in Africa through her foundation, Batonga and as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador Kidjo travels the world to inspire and empower.
Angélique Kidjo - vocals
Dominic James - guitar
Magatte Sow - percussion
Edgardo Serka - mimic drums
Benjamin Zwerin – bass
Byscenen, Sunday May 12th, 8:00 P.M.