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A Conversation with Angélique Kidjo

Thursday, February 13 | 12:00 PM


Women's Building Formal Lounge

People Interested (17)

Devin Wall Martin Seng Justine Craig-Meyer Tonya Bledsoe Dolapo Ojutiku
Ashley Atkins Hannah Jayne Derayvia Grimes Rebecca Emerson Bethel Mandefro

Three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo is a true global superstar who has recorded 13 albums and performed at top venues around the world. Born in Benin, Kidjo and her band will celebrate the electrifying rhythms, vocals and sounds of Africa, with music from throughout Kidjo’s storied career, including music from her two most recent projects: a celebration of the great Celia Cruz, and music from her re-imagining of the Talking Heads’ "Remain in Light" album.

The conversation will be led by Lauren Eldridge Stewart, assistant professor of Ethnomusicology.

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Arts & Sciences

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Humanities & Society

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Justine Craig-Meyer

Justine Craig-Meyer left a positive review 2/12/2020

this was a very inspiring way to spend my lunch hour - esp since I could not attend her evening performance.

Kelly Cannon

Kelly Cannon left a positive review 2/14/2020

I was so happy to attend this amazing event and looking forward to Angelique's performance at the Sheldon! Thanks Wash U what a special treat for all that attended! Her energy was spectacular! THANKS!

Daniel Piatchek

Daniel Piatchek left a positive review 2/12/2020

I thought Angelique' Kidjo was wonderful! Her activism and ability to get things done was inspiring.
Also, being a musician myself, I felt she had some beautiful, profound observations on songwriting, performing, and the music business. All around it was a wonderful experience and I was happy I was able to ask her a question (and she gave a long detailed, informative answer). Fantastic!

Daniel Piatchek