Grammy Winner Angelique Kidjo to Perform at The Town Hall, 2/15
Next month as a part of their Black History Month celebration, The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) along with the World Music Institute will offer a special concert from Grammy Award-winning African music star Angélique Kidjo on February 15 at 8pm (co-presented by the World Music Institute). This concert marks the New York stop of her new album release tour. The album, Eve, is being released later this month on 1/28.
Named "Africa's premier diva" by TIME Magazine, the Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo is the continent's most internationally celebrated female artist. The prolific Kidjo already has 12 highly praised albums to her name.
Kidjo is acclaimed for her uplifting and dynamic music, a blend of tribal and pop rhythms of her West African heritage with zouk, rumba, jazz, and Latin, sung in English, French, Fon and Yorùbá. An agent of inspiration and change, she is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a tireless champion for women's health and girls' education in Africa. She's been listed as one of Africa's 50 most iconic figures (BBC), and one of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World (The Guardian).
The Town Hall is among New York City's most historic venues. Built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes, The Town Hall began as a lecture hall and public debate forum and grew to be a national landmark institution for arts, culture and education. Over the decades, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Marian Anderson, Bob Dylan and MiLes Davis have graced the stage. It was home to the legendary radio program, America's Town Meeting of the Air, dozens of historic albums and recordings, and American debuts of musical legends. Today, the Hall boasts the very best in music performances, spoken word, comedy and dance, including speaking engagements with presidents and senators, live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, and a number of new and critically acclaimed music series. www.the-townhall-nyc.org
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