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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
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The weather was Cold . I wore boots and jeans.
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Afro-Funk Fusion Singer Angélique Kidjo
9 ratings
4.9 average rating
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63 events
33 reviews
127 stars
attended Mar 12 2008

Ms. Kidjo has an amazing voice and spirit. She invited everyone up on stage to dance with her for the final two numbers, it was like one big family party! Her music and essence invite the audience into another realm of our world community, and...continued

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Barbara Turner Red Velvet
122 events
33 reviews
40 stars
attended Mar 12 2008

Angelique Kidjo is going back to her West African roots and the audience rooted! Her incredible voice, brief social commentary and authentic West African dancing are tight! Sadly, she omitted her most popular English songs such as "Voodoo Child."...continued

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Rita M. Carreon
23 events
10 reviews
34 stars
attended Mar 12 2008

As as avid fan of Ms. Kidjo, I wouldn't have missed this spectacular event! Thank you Goldstar for offering these gems of one of a kind tickets! Angelique is a treasure and an awesome B-Day present to myself!

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“[Kidjo’s] supercharged pipes have never sounded better, her irresistible energy and joie de vivre never more palpable … Kidjo reaffirms her global-diva credentials.” —LA Weekly 


Angélique Kidjo is the most popular female African artist to emerge since her idol Miriam Makeba. Hailed by The New York Times for her “growls and swoops that link African tradition to American soul music,” Kidjo cross-pollinates the drum-based grooves of her native West Africa with Euro-pop, R&B, electronica and Latin and Caribbean music to create a potent Afro-funk fusion. Her albums regularly top Billboard’s World Music charts and have garnered four Grammy nominations and ecstatic reviews. She brings her exuberant performance style to Royce Hall, performing songs from Djin Djin, her new star-studded recording featuring guest performances by Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, Ziggy Marley and Peter Gabriel.

Los Angeles’s own offbeat garage band Dengue Fever opens the Royce Hall concert with their unique blend of ’60s Cambodian pop, American surf and psychedelic rock.