Photo by Jed Root

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall

Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest forces in African music, a creative energy with eleven international albums to her name. In 2007, her album Djin Djin received a Grammy award. In 2010 Kidjo shared the stage with Alicia Keys, John Legend and Shakira for the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg South Africa.

Kidjo’s most recent release, 2010’s Oyo featuring John Legend, Bono and Dianne Reeves, is a measure of her maturity. The album is deeply introspective, reflecting on the events that have brought Kidjo to this point. Born in the West African state of Benin, Kidjo is a tireless campaigner for women’s health and education in Africa, a UNICEF Peace Ambassador and a prolific songwriter.

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