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World-Renowned African Singer Angelique Kidjo Coming to RI

Friday, February 01, 2013


Angelique Kidjo will bring her Grammy-award-winning singing to Cranston's Park Theatre on Friday, February 22.

Dubbed “Africa’s Premiere Diva” by Time Magazine, Angélique Kidjo will bring her eclectic sound to the Park Theatre’s stage on Friday, February 22. The performance of this West African born Grammy winner pays tribute to her homeland and the richness and beauty of African culture while honoring Black History Month.

Angélique Kidjo

Kidjo began performing at age six and found early success in music as a teen. She studied Jazz in Paris and soon became one of the most popular performers there in the late 1980’s. She is known for her unique sound and ability to sing in four languages. Her internationally-acclaimed catalog includes collaborations with recording artists such as Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Bono, John Legend, Joss Stone, and many more. She has also been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2002.

Spirit Rising

Angélique Kidjo offers a diverse blend of rare musical treats and sounds in her new album, Spirit Rising. Recorded in Boston during a PBS concert at WGBH, it showcases Kidjo among a line of special guests that includes Josh Groban, Dianne Reeves, Branford Marsalis, and Ezra Koenig. Throughout her career, Kidjo holds the honor of being the first woman to be listed among “The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa” by Forbes Magazine and was listed by The Guardian as one of the top 100 most inspirational women in the world. She is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times for her role as an activist in support of equal rights for women and greater access to higher education opportunities for young girls in Africa.

Angélique Kidjo will take the stage at 7:30pm on Friday, February 22. Tickets are priced at $25 and $35, and are currently on sale. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at (401) 467-7275 or online through the Theatre’s secure website: www.ParkTheatreRI.com.  


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