Angelique Kidjo: Grammy-Winning Afrobeat Singer-Songwriter Comes to the Luckman
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The last date listed for Afrobeat Singer-Songwriter Angelique Kidjo was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from Donna OliverRed Velvet
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Excellent, lively, good-time performance. Audience was totally involved and enjoying every moment eventhough there were constant warning from theatre staff to not dance in the aisle. Angelique should be a concert in the park format where people have no restrictions to getting up out of their seats.
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This was one of the best concerts that I have attended in a long time. Kidjo is a dynamic performer and storyteller. You could feel her energy throughout the auditorium. It was just too bad that ushers would not let the audience dance as Kidjo had...continued
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Born in Benin in West Africa, Angélique Kidjo—the Grammy-winning artist hailed as “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine—has shown that the joy and passion of African music is universal. As one of the continent’s most internationally celebrated female musical exports, she is a powerful singer and tireless performer.
Her music draws from African traditions and elements of American soul, funk, rap, jazz, Brazilian samba, reggae, and Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa, creating a perfect blend of world music. Kidjo, who has collaborated with artists such as Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Branford Marsalis and Joss Stone, is known for her dynamic and uplifting sound. Through her music and her commitment to advocacy, she exemplifies unity, peace and diversity.