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Angelique Kidjo | CIIS Public Programs & Performances

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Date(s) - 06/21/2014
12:00 AM

Nourse Theater


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Born in the West African country of Benin, raised in the busy port city of Cotonou, Angelique Kidjo was surrounded by a multi-hued world of music, dance and art – from the rich sounds, rhythms and story telling of traditional Beninese culture to the far ranging fascinations of international pop, rock, blues, Latin music and jazz. Add to that the blessing of parents who honored creativity, who supported Angelique’s artistic goals unconditionally, encouraging her to give free rein to the talents she began to reveal as a six year old.

Expressing those talents to the fullest, drinking in all the music around her, transforming it all into a uniquely personal vision, she became a highly visible international artist while she was still in her ‘20s. Throughout the ‘90s and beyond, she has performed globally, winning honor after honor, including a Grammy, while using her visibility to campaign for women’s rights, provide educational opportunities for girls, and support environmental initiatives.

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