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Angélique Kidjo in the Grand Hall

The Afrobeat superstar in the Elbphilharmonie – and via live stream.

Angélique Kidjo from Benin is a leading figure of Afrobeat and remains unpredictable. As the successor to Miriam Makeba, Kidjo has transformed herself from the femme fatale of Afro funk to the new Mama Africa. In her current programme, she reinvents the Talking Heads album »Remain in Light« from 1980. With her adaptation of this new wave classic, Kidjo established links between the voodoo cult practised by her ancestors and the urban jungle of the Big Apple, adding African sayings and Afrobeat grooves to the texts of Talking Heads founder David Byrne. It was in the early nineties when Angélique Kidjo became one of the most conspicuous figures of the early world music scene with her extravagant stage costumes.

Tune in via live stream and join us for this vivacious musical journey to Africa!

Preview of Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

Performers

Angélique Kidjo vocals

Julien Raffin saxophone

Philippe Slominsky trumpet

Michael Joussein trombone

Dominic James guitar

Michael Olatuja bass

Thierry Vaton keys

Yayo Serka drums

Magatte Sow percussion

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