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CL RECOMMENDS

Angélique Kidjo at the Rialto Theatre

AngC)lique Kidjo 600
Courtesy Rialto Theatre
Saturday January 22, 2022 08:00 pm EST
Cost: $59-$120

 

CL's Tony Paris Recommends: Kidjo takes American pop music, infuses it with the rhythms and vocalizing of her native Africa and creates a world music fusion which is at once exhilarating and invigorating. Releasing tantalizing albums since 1989, this Beninese singer/songwriter/activates captivates the listener with her vocal acrobatics and a sultry syncopated musical bed. While she may be best known to Westerners for her exotic 1998 re-make of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” and her cover of the entire Talking Heads album, Remain In Light, twenty years later, it is with her own compositions that she really soars. Expect a magical evening. — TP

From the venue:

World music superstar Angélique Kidjo has collaborated with everyone from Alicia Keys to Bono to Philip Glass. In addition to being a 4-time Grammy winner, Kidjo is a tireless advocate for women and children in her native home of Benin and across Africa, serving as both an OXFAM and UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
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